2015 - Volume #39, Issue #4, Page #18[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Level Detector Prevents Grain Bin Overflow
Todd Peterson, vice president of sales, says the detector can be custom configured to measure different levels from the top of a bin. The shaft holding the tilt switch can be set up from 1 to 7 ft. long in l-ft. increments. The device can have a paddle or sphere mounted at the end of the shaft. It can be used in any materials with a bulk density of a least 15 lbs. per cubic foot.
“Unlike many competitive products, this device mounts on the top of a bin or at the head of a conveyor for easy accessability,” Peterson says. It must be mounted in a straight vertical position. To ensure this, the company offers 10, 20 and 30-degree angle mounting plates for angled bin roofs.
The patent pending device sells for $395 and is tough enough to withstand the harshness of grain or other materials. A rubber boot protects the tilt mechanism and ensures a long operating life.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, BinMaster, P.O. Box 29709, Lincoln, Neb. 68529 (ph 800 278-4241; www.binmaster.com).
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