Clear2there Bin Monitoring Solutions
Clear2there is proud to partner with BinMaster, the leading provider of reliable, solid-state point and continuous bin level indicator and control systems. BinMaster’s SmartBob grain bin level sensors seamlessly integrate with Clear2there’s comprehensive smart-farm monitoring and control solutions using the Clear2there Viewbiquity Cloud Application Suite (VCAS) service platform.
The Future of Bin Management
Automated grain bin monitors measure the height of grain in the bin and calculate the remaining capacity. Without this type of measurement capability, a farmer must often climb the ladder to the top of the bin and visually check on the levels of grain. Injuries sustained from falls—both from grain bin ladders or into the bins themselves—are virtually eliminated using this technology.
The level of each bin is displayed graphically in the Viewbiquity application. In addition, using the rules feature, an immediate notification can be sent if bin levels change unexpectedly—such as if a theft is underway. With bins often located in unattended areas, this capability has critical value.
Once the simple to deploy bin sensors are wired for power, you can be done with inefficient and dangerous methods of bin level monitoring and begin taking accurate, automated measurements, including:
Distance to the grain (headroom), indicating how much bin room remains
Height of the grain from the bottom of the bin
Percentage full based upon the bin’s height and diameter
Conversion to the number of bushels in the bin
As farming operations grow in size and complexity, more farmers are storing grain in large bins on their own property, rather than taking it to area feed mills. A grain bin monitoring system from Clear2there can track not only product levels, but also temperature and humidity. Monitoring temperature and moisture content during the drying process can help to control energy consumption by delivering notifications when target levels are achieved. This can also prevent over-drying that can reduce the value of the grain at market.