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Automate Level Measurement of Powders and Bulk Solids

17 May 2023  |
Automate level measurement of powders and bulk solids with a SmartBob inventory management system. Eliminate the need to climb silos, and enhance safety at your operation with a proven system of sensors and data delivery options.

The SmartBob sensor works like an automated tape measure. Mounted on top of the silo, the sensor drops a weighted cable to the material surface. Upon impact, the cable retracts while counting pulses that are converted to a level measurement. Measurements are programmed at predetermined time intervals to show changes in inventory over time.

SmartBob is ideally mounted 1/6 of the diameter from the outside perimeter of the silo. This distance is proven to provide the most accurate inventory data, accounting for the angle of repose in free-flowing materials.

Level data from the sensor can be sent to Binventory software installed on a PC on a local area network. Alternatively, data can be accessed from the internet using the BinView web app on a smartphone, tablet, or PC.

Convenient consoles can display height of product or headroom information from the SmartBob at ground level from a centralized location –   making important inventory information easily accessible to drivers at truck load outs.

Customize your SmartBob solution with …

a wide variety of mounting plates for 0 to 40-degree angled roofs.

wireless accessories to reduce wiring costs in single or multi-point wireless networks.

and sensor options for measuring the level of settled submersed solids through a liquid—such as in brine tanks.

SmartBob is a smart, sensible solution designed to streamline and simplify inventory. Contact BinMaster for a free, friendly consultation on how to simplify inventory management.

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Processing operations that struggle with the challenges of inventory management and timely replenishment of all types of solids and powders can monitor silo levels on their smartphone, tablet, or desktop with complete solutions from BinMaster....