Cable-Based Sensor Is Suitable For Bins Up To 60 Feet
BinMaster Level Controls has introduced a SmartBob-TS1 cable-based sensor for bins up to 60-feet tall. This continuous-level measurement sensor is suitable for operations with multiple, smaller storage and process bins containing powders or bulk solids. This compact, rugged SmartBob-TS1 sensor weighs less than 10 pounds 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 SmartBob-TS1 can be viewed from a control console mounted at the base of the bins, with eBob software loaded onto a personal computer or via BinView web-based software that also has the ability to send automated alerts and e-mails to a cell phone or iPhone.
The SmartBob-TS1 was designed to reliably measure powders, granules, pellets, plastic resins and all types of dry bulk solids in smaller bins, tanks and silos and is popular with poultry and swine operations, feed mills and farms, seed storage facilities and the plastics manufacturing industry. It offers diverse communications options including convenient 4 to 20 mA outputs, RS-485 wired network capabilities or wireless communications via an optional built-in 900 MHz wireless modem.
Measurements can be sent to a PLC, read locally on a SmartBob control console, from a PC loaded with eBob software or via the Internet using BinMaster's BinView program. Highly scalable, SmartBob-TS1 sensors can be combined in a network with SmartBob2 sensors to accommodate bins both small (up to 60 feet) and large (up to 180 feet) bins and allow for one bin or up to 120 bins to be configured and monitored within a the SmartBob network.