News | March 31, 2009

SiloPatrol Can Improve Silo Inventory Measurement And Plant Safety

Monitor Technologies LLC is proud to report that its SiloPatrol SE smart cable-based sensors are used to successfully improve the level measurement of granular and pelletized plastic material in storage silos. The SiloPatrol automates inventory measurement by use of its HMI operator interface or PC-based software to provide automatic and on-demand inventory control which helps lower inventory costs. These sensors are easy to install and virtually maintenance free, requiring only a periodic inspection. This system also improves plant safety by substantially decreasing the amount of times personnel have to climb the silos.

The SiloPatrol SE is the leading inventory level measurement sensor for powder and bulk solids applications. SiloPatrol SE uses time-proven weight and cable techniques and combines innovative technology, a split-compartment enclosure design, state-of-the-art optics, SMT (surface mount electronic technology) and other valuable features to produce a rugged, reliable and accurate measuring system designed for the harshest and most dynamic conditions.

SafePoint self-validating point level sensor can prevent overfilled silos
Elburn, IL – The SafePoint rotary paddle point level bin sensor is a self-validating device that detects material presence plus continuously monitors its own ability to function. This monitoring includes sensor health and system power failure, which makes the SafePoint truly "fail-safe". If a failure is detected an output will indicate that this condition exists, providing you the warning needed to prevent a spill. When a high level sensor fails, it can be costly to find out about it when your bin / silo overfills. The cost of an overfilled silo can include material loss, cleanup, lost production and even regulatory costs. Other features of the SafePoint include rugged construction, twist On/Off cover for bolt free removal, motor shut-off when paddle becomes impeded, and local status indicating light (on most models). The SafePoint by Monitor Technologies is ideal for most powder bulk applications, including granular and pelletized plastics.

AT NPE 2009
Please visit Monitor Technologies during NPE 2009 at booth # 131019 in the West Hall. At NPE 2009, Monitor Technologies will be displaying and demonstrating a variety of our bin level measurement sensors including the Silo Patrol SE smart cable-based level and inventory monitor, the SafePoint self-validating rotary paddle level indicator, the TrueCap RF capacitance point level sensor and more.

About Monitor
Monitor Technologies LLC is a pioneering supplier of level measurement instrumentation, solids flow monitors, particle emission monitors and aeration devices for the worldwide powder and bulk solids markets. The experience and market knowledge gained over 50 years of business has earned Monitor a reputation for providing high quality and reliable product solutions. Monitor is located in Elburn Illinois. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Monitor Technologies LLC