The storage of bulk materials have to be inexpensive but at the same time safe, and should be easy to integrate in production processes. Production process means loading, discharging, transfering, blending, condition monitoring, etc. Bulk material handling and warehousing means almost the same equipments and installations regardless of the material itself. Of course storing limestone or cement is one story and storing grains or woodchips is another but the very basic installations are nearly the same. A silo usually means particular a setup of :
More or less of all the above equipments are precisely controlled by our PLC controllers, the handling process is visualised in the SCADA/HMI and is easily controlled or monitored by the operator on a PC or a touch panel using our dedicated software for the whole process. More than that in the agriculture applications we can supply a self-service system based on RFID devices (cards, I-buttons, etc) and interfaces where a qualified truck driver or worker can safely load/discharge a specific amount of the stored material into or from the silo without being assisted by the local operator. All operations are securely logged in the software memory for later evaluation and material inventory.
The advantages of our customized and innovative solution(s) are: