There are a variety of different techniques to provide silo content level indication. These include; load cells, radar, ultrasonics and a number of different level probe methods. The most frequently employed method, by far, is the use of load cells (ATEX versions available for hazardous areas) to monitor silo contents. The silo is mounted on three load cells which through a suitable amplifier and display unit provides real time indication of the amount of material stored. In addition suitable telemetry can be used in combination with load cells to provide remote monitoring of silo contents, and with levels set to trigger re-ordering of silo stock, can provide more automated inventory management.
Typical load cell (left) with amplifier and display
For more information on level indication options contact Mark at Barton Fabrications (contact details at the top of the page) or visit the Applied Weighing website