Bin Level Sensors

The latest version of the HMI2 control console provides local operator interface for Monitor Technologies’ continuous bin level sensors. The HMI2 has two RS-485 networks, with a capacity of 16 sensors each, to support up to 32 SiloPatrol SMU SE “smart” plumb bob level sensors and/or Flexar guided wave radar level sensors. The multi-functional control console displays measured and calculated data, and performs/displays system and sensor diagnostic messages for the Flexar and SiloPatrol SMU SE “smart” sensors. Flexar’s real-time continuous output can be viewed on the HMI2 display for immediate level measurement updates. Furthermore, HMI2 contains a built-in strapping table to produce volumetric or gravimetric calculated readings if the dimensions of a vessel cannot be determined or the vessel is of an irregular shape. Its improved volume and weight calculations can include the additional amount of material contained in the roof section of storage silos with steep roofs (30 degree angle for example).

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