Level sensor line introduces Web-based monitoring

BinLink allows remote wireless inventory management using enabled measurement devices.
By Peter Welander January 18, 2010
SmartBob

SmartBob sensors

BinMaster Level Controls has introduced BinLink, a Web-based monitoring solution for powders and bulk solids stored in bins, tanks, and silos that enables remote wireless inventory management. The company says that data from its enabled SmartBob sensors can be accessed from any computer connected to the Internet anywhere in the world.

The system uses SmartBob-2 and SmartBob-TS1 sensors mounted on the vessel that communicate via a wireless or wired data communications network. A gateway provides connectivity to a personal computer or IP network, where data collection software allows the data to be viewed by any authorized individual via an Internet connection.

"BinLink provides real-time control as data streams instantaneously from BinMaster sensors to the Internet providing accurate, reliable bin information," said Todd Peterson, vice president of sales. "BinLink offers 24/7 monitoring and is live on the Internet streaming the most current inventory data or historical data to authorized users." Automated alerts can also send email and cell phone messages immediately when bin conditions meet user-defined thresholds.
BinLink eliminates the need to check bin levels manually, saving time and manpower. The system is highly scaleable and can monitor one or a hundred bins. Site mapping capabilities include a built-in visual mapping feature that shows tank types, locations, and levels to streamline operations and optimize delivery, filling, and emptying schedules. As Internet data security is critical, BinLink features end-to-end encryption and authentication to ensure data is safe and confidential.

 

-Edited by Peter Welander, process industries editor, PWelander@cfemedia.com
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