The only weigh to measure
Dedicated VMI provide full silo measurement solutions, from Load Cells to Continuous Level Measurement sensors. However, through years of experience, we believe that the best way to measure silo/tank stock levels is to weigh the silo, however we also provide alternative continuous level measurement solutions where weighing is not possible. We are experienced in the commissioning of specialist equipment and have skilled engineers who can suitably provide the best solution for any application.
An independent report carried out in 2003 by RMC UK found that weighing the silo was the most ideal solution for any application. The report tested various silo measuring solutions including radar and ultrasonic to our own Microcell bolt-on strain gauges. It was concluded that weighing the silo via the Microcell system was cost effective and offered the best accuracy amongst all the technologies tested.
Silo Measuring Solutions
Non-Contact Level Sensors
Contact Level Sensors
Why is weighing powders important?
Today it is critical to know and understand your inventory down to the last unit in order to be efficient. These efficiencies can bring cost savings and a more productive work flow. Bulk inventory and in particular, powder based products, can sometimes be difficult to measure due to their size and difficult tank conditions (dust, product build up, moisture, etc.), but by weighing your vessels, those issues can be eliminated.
If it is not possible to weigh your vessel due to budget or structural constraints, there are still other options available.
Dedicated VMI work in partnership with a range of third party, continuous level measurement manufacturers and suppliers to provide you with the best solution for your application. Technology such as Radar and Ultrasonics can be used to determine the amount of material inside a bin, tank or silo. These methods are often lessaccurat that is still non-contact and can provide similar levels of accuracy.