Food Engineering

Level sensor for small bins

April 1, 2011




BinMaster Level Controls’ SmartBob-TS1 cable-based sensor works in bins up to 60-ft. tall. The continuous level sensor is applicable for operations with multiple, smaller storage and process bins containing powders or bulk solids. The compact, rugged sensor weighs less than 10 lbs. and works effectively in environments where airborne dust and filling noise can prevent other types of continuous level devices from working reliably. The bin-level data generated by the device can be viewed from a control console mounted at the base of the bins, with eBob software loaded onto a PC, or via BinView Web-based software that has the ability to send automated alerts and emails to a cell phone or iPhone. The sensor measures powders, granules, pellets and all types of dry bulk solids, and works in poultry and swine operations, feed mills and farms and seed storage facilities.

BinMaster; 800-278-4241; www.binmaster.com