Be Level-Headed with Non-Contact Sensors

This webinar cuts through the dust to inform you about how radar, laser, and 3D scanner level sensors work and how they are different from each other. It provides candid information about the advantages and limitations of each technology. You’ll also learn about how these systems are configured and your options to get the data you need, where and when you need it.

Understanding Accuracy in an Inventory Monitoring System

Inventory accuracy is increasingly important to the grain, seed, feed, and ethanol industries. With record harvests and limited storage, it's important to understand how to manage inventory levels. However, level only tells part of the BINVENTORY story. Volume - as in the actual number of bushels - paints a much more accurate picture. This webinar explains the differences in measuring level, volume, and mass and how different sensors can help operations meet their inventory management needs.

Understanding Accuracy in a Bin Level Monitoring System

In this webinar, you’ll get a simple and frank explanation about what you can reasonably expect from your level sensors and the accuracy of your inventory. Whether you are climbing bins and dropping a tape measure or using an automated system, it’s important to understand what affects accuracy and what you can and cannot expect from whatever device you’re using to estimate inventory. Plus, it’s important to understand the impact of whether you’re using a single-point or multiple-point measuring system.

3D Bin Level Sensors for Increased Accuracy

Using point & continuous level control technologies benefits operations by preventing bin overflows, enhancing safety and saving time by monitoring multiple bins from a central location. The result is improved inventory management, better accuracy, just-in-time replenishment, and avioding shut downs. Point level indicators detect when solid material reaches a certain “point” in the bin and sends an alert that the bin is empty or full and are primarily used as a high or low level alert to prevent overfilling or running out of material. Continuous level indicators measure the bin level and at predetermined time intervals and send data to a console or PC and are used for inventory management and process control.

Improve Grain Accuracy with 3D Bin Level Sensors

Uneven material surfaces, cone up and cone down, sidewall buildup and dusty environments are just a few of the challenges faced when measuring the content of grain bins and silos. Measuring a single point on the material surface could vastly over or under-estimate the actual volume of grain in the bin. With advancements in acoustics-based technology, the 3D sensor is able to measure multiple points on the material surface and provide a far more accurate volume estimate than any single-point device. Learn in simple, practical terms about how and why this dust-penetrating, non-contact technology works and how multiple-point measurement can provide significantly improved bin volume accuracy. See advancements in software that allow you to view all bins at once, with automated alerts for low and high levels.