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In-Line Scale Grabs Weights On-The-Go
FloMetrix in-line flowmeters sell for a fraction of the cost of conventional grain scales. They measure real-time flow rates and total accumulated weights of any granular product flowing through a tube or spout. Accuracy is within 1 percent of a certified scale, according to the company.
“We’ve installed more than 60 units in ethanol plants and other commercial operations,” says Dave Westphal, a consultant working with the company. “We also service the feed sector. We have installations in truck, rail and container loading facilities, and future designs will be used for barge loading.”
FloMetrix models range in capacity from 50 to 4,000 bushels per hour. Prices start at $9,100 for the FM2000 recommended for most farm grain operations. All FloMetrix flowmeters are self cleaning, compact and can be easily retrofitted into existing vertical or angled pipes and spouts.
At as little as 30 lbs. and 18 in. in length, the flowmeter can easily be installed by one person. The sensors eliminate strike-plates used in other flowmeters, which can damage grain or seed. Sensors in the flowmeter transmit data in real time to the touch screen controller.
“It takes the guesswork out for farmers with grain storage but no scales,” says Westphal. “FloMetrix flowmeters ensure they don’t overload, which can result in fines. At the same time, they won’t underload, which wastes time and money.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, FloMetrix Company, 2219 State Ave., Ames, Iowa 50014 (ph 515 520-1882; info@flometrix.com; www.flometrix.com).    

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2019 - Volume #43, Issue #6