Point level detection and continuous level measurement combined with smart silo management
A supplier to the automotive industry modernized his plant with regard to manufacturing processes for plastic granules. He also wanted to invest in a complete level monitoring system in order to automate his manual measurements in the future and to read the filling levels conveniently on the PC screen.
Various granulates are stored in a series of silos. These are filled by truck. The silos were equipped with electromechanical lot systems. Partially, there were no process connections on the inclined silo roofers. The specially designed adjustment flange for NivoBob® devices was used here. It could be screwed from the outside to the roof without welding necessary. In part, the sensors were adapted to the available connections. Capacitive sensors and also rotary paddle detectors are used as silo full sensors. A user-friendly and also favorable visualization was implemented with . Here, a web server is used, which allows all Ethernet PCs to use the visualization without license costs. In addition, this system can also be adjusted to specific customer requirements and wishes.