Prevent silo collapse using BinMaster 3DLevelScanners

BinMaster, Lincoln, NE, points out that the walls of steel and concrete silos have been known to wear or fail causing cracking, denting, buckling and bending that can lead to catastrophic collapse. For operations that want to detect uneven loading of silos that contribute to these failures, BinMaster offers a new software option that uses 3DLevelScanners to identify the center of gravity, display it graphically and alert when the center of gravity falls outside a predefined area.

A 3DLevelScanner is mounted on the roof of the silo in an optimal location to view the material surface in the silo. Level measurements are used to determine the X, Y and Z co-ordinates of the center of gravity based upon the material topography. The co-ordinates are processed in the 3DMultiVision software via a proprietary RS-485 communication protocol. Users define the alert parameters and accepted area into which the center of gravity must fall. A 3D visual will indicate the center of gravity and show the acceptable area.

BinMaster says that operations can use this unique solution to help reduce structural stress when loading or emptying a silo. It is a valuable preventive maintenance tool that can alert the need for inspection or cleaning. Use over time can prolong silo integrity and create a safer environment by alerting to potential structural stress caused by uneven loading.

BinMaster is an ISO 9001:2015 certified US manufacturer of point and continuous level indicators and inventory management systems used for monitoring the level of bulk solids or liquids in bins, tanks, silos and hoppers. Material management solutions include all-digital grain monitoring systems, flow detection sensors, and complete solutions using wireless devices & web applications to send data to a control room, console, smartphone, tablet, or PC. Robust, custom systems can be developed for a single site or networked for every bin, tank, and silo across a multi-national operation..

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