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Agriculture

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AGRICULTURA SUL-AMERICANA

Os perigos da agricultura ocorrem em todo o mundo. É uma profissão desafiadora.

O Brasil, por exemplo, começou a manter estatísticas mais detalhadas sobre acidentes industriais a partir de 1969. Foi divulgado que quase 18% de todos os trabalhadores industriais (incluindo a agricultura) sofreram acidentes. Medidas preventivas ajudaram a reduzir para 3.84% em 1984.

A pesquisa, nos EUA, mostra que 70% dos silo ou armadilhas de lixo acontecem em quintas familiares mais pequenas. Embora as estatísticas sul-americanas não estejam disponíveis para este tipo de lesão, é seguro fazer a comparação. 

O Brasil, o terceiro maior produtor mundial de cereais, continua a recuperar a capacidade de armazenamento, mas a partir de 2018 teve um défice de armazenamento de 70 milhões de toneladas e tem estado no caminho mais rápido para construir armazenamento de silo e caixotes.
 

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South America Tackles Safety with Tech

    The dangers of agriculture occur throughout the world. It is a challenging profession.
    Brazil, for example, began keeping more detailed statistics on agro-industrial accidents starting in 1969. It was disclosed that nearly 18% of all industrial workers (that includes agriculture) suffered accidents. Preventive measures helped reduce that to 3.84% in 1984. 
    Research, in the U.S., shows that 70% of silo or bin entrapments happen on smaller family farms. While South American statistics are not available for this type of injury, it’s safe to make the comparison. 
    Brazil, the world’s third largest grain producer continues to catch up on storage capacity but as of 2018, had a storage deficit of 70 million tons and has been on the fast track to build silo and bin storage.
    “The governments of South and Central America are really looking for ways to make grain storage safer and more efficient,” said Luis Anton, Manager for BinMaster in Central and Latin America. “We’ve spent a lot of time demonstrating BinMaster sensors which can really bring agricultural operations to a much higher level technologically.”

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System Considerations When Monitoring Bin Levels in the Grain Industry

The grain industry faces many challenges in managing inventory in large bins where a single vessel may hold a million bushels, making "binventory" crucial to the profitability of an operation. This white paper discusses how continuous level sensors can be sued for accurate inventory management for local or company-wide monitoring.The are various options available for data reporting, including cloud-based applications, software, consoles, and automated text and email alerts. Learn about matching the right type of sensor for your operation for bins large and small, plus how point level indicators can be applied for affordable high and low level alert conditions. 

Chemical Processing
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A SENSIBLE GUIDE TO SILO INVENTORY MONITORING

Learn how different level sensors work and the components you will need for a complete inventory management system for your silos. Find out how to enhance your system with wireless options, local data access, and flow detection. This guide helps you manage materials at the plant or while monitoring inventory remotely.

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Understanding Accuracy: Bin and Tank Level Sensors

Food, consumer products, packaging…nearly everything…involves the use of bulk solids at some point during their manufacture

In the retail world, inventory record accuracy costs an average of 1.75% loss of revenue. Their suppliers also suffer up to 0.73% loss of revenue. In a world of Industry 4.0 and block chain practices, a discrepancy with inventory measurements undermines inventory control, make ordering decisions ineffective and results in poor delivery and higher inventory costs.

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Eny- Meeny- Miny-Sensor Picking

Point-level sensors are inexpensive, easy to use, and durable, but you gotta choose the right one for the right situation. Proper level measurements, alarms and inventory control should involve more than eny, meeny, miny, mo and BinMaster representatives can help.

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Supply Chain Education Teaches Tech

You’ve heard of Industry 4.0, but have you heard of Inventory 4.0.? Manufacturing leaders are tackling supply chain issues with digital solutions. Leveraging Industry 4.0 solutions, a recent McKinsey survey showed 39 percent have implemented a control-tower approach to increase supply chain transparency.  About 25 percent are fast-tracking automation to stem worker shortages. Steve Schulz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Logistics & Supply Chain Management, said the program has taken a quick trajectory towards all the technology needed for this technological revolution.
 

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Industry 4.0: Sensors and cloud software provide answers for worker shortage, safety and inventory management

While manufacturing managers were implementing the Industry 4.0 philosophy, COVID-19 hit. The pandemic brought worker and supply chain shortages and accelerated the effort to boost technology in manufacturing. BinMaster sensors and cloud software fit perfectly into Industry 4.0 goals.

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Cloud-Based Inventory Software

Learn how the Cloud and IIOT make your plant more efficient. Implement strategies that leverage the power of the latest level sensor technology and simple software to reduce material shortages and production stoppages.

Plastics
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Resin Inventory Questions Answered

This whitepaper explores the who, what, why, when - and most importantly - how of using level sensors and software to optimize plastic inventory, improve safety, eliminate outages, and increase inventory turns. 

Products
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How to Select a Continuous Level Sensor

Using a continuous level sensor to monitor the material level in your storage vessels can help your operation maintain efficiency—preventing costly process interruptions and keeping you up-to-date on your inventory level. This whitepaper is intended to help operations choose a continuous level sensor without having to wade through volumes of technical data. It will briefly describe the sensor types available, address the pros and cons of each type, and explain what information you need to gather before working with a sensor supplier.

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Get the Point

Point level indicators are an affordable, accurate tool to measure and alert to inventory high and low levels. Easy to set up and configurable to fit a wide range of application needs, point level indicators are a must-have for a safe, efficient operation. This whitepaper details what users can expect from a point level device and explores point level options in the marketplace and considerations when choosing a sensor. 

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Inventory Management Using Multiple Point Measurement

Many devices are available on the market today for detecting the level of materials in bins, tanks and silos. However, for calculating inventory, sometimes level data just isn’t enough. To estimate the amount of material on hand and the dollar value of that inventory, a single measurement point may not be sufficient data to accurately estimate volume. This can be especially true in powders and solids because many tend to not flow freely, forming irregular topography in the silo. Discover whether level or volume measurements are what your operation needs, and learn about the sensors that can help you meet your operational goals.

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Continuous Level Sensor Product Comparison Chart

This comparison chart is a great aid to help in the selection on continuous level sensors. It outlines the pros and cons of different types of technology. Compare SmartBob, guided wave radar, open air radar, 3D scanners, and laser to determine which sensor might be best for your application.