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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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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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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.

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Practical Advice on Point Level Sensor Selection

Maintenance and plant management use point level sensors as an important component in controlling the production process. Used as high, low, or mid-level sensors, they can assure a continuous supply of material into a production process, prevent downtime, and promote safety in the workplace. These point level sensors are not only cost effective, but are compact and light to reduce the use of excess time or money. In this white paper, learn about the variety of point level sensors available, and hear from level measurement expert Scott Bonine on which sensors are the best fit for your application.

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Simplify Solids Inventory in Silos

Great strides have been made in automating the measurement of inventory stored in silos and most recently, in the software that processes and presents the measurement data. Level sensors now measure reliably and accurately, even in dusty and harsh conditions. Software has become significantly more intuitive, is
graphically friendly, and can be accessed wherever there is internet. In this whitepaper, see how level measurement and software team up together to bring plants a host of benefits.

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What’s in My Bin? Understanding Accuracy in a Bin Level Monitoring System

When it comes to monitoring inventory in bins, tanks and silos, one of the first questions often asked is “How accurate is it?” Unfortunately, that’s a loaded question that can’t be answered easily. Here we discuss why it’s a tough question and what you can and cannot expect from your level monitoring system.

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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. 

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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.