Grains are one of the key components and building blocks of many foods consumed by humans as well as animals and make up a significant portion of raw materials used in food production. Grain is not only essential to many different food production processes, it is also sold as a commodity, making it even more necessary to understand and maintain accurate inventory levels.
Both point level and continuous level measurement products can be effective in managing bulk inventory. Depending on the material and the requirements of the facility, a model can be chosen to best fit the entire manufacturing process.
Food processing encompasses a large segment of the overall food industry. Food processing made for human consumption has a multitude of regulations, as well as, strict requirements around accountability and reconciliation. Bulk inventory is often the first part of the process and is contained outside the facility, bringing in small batches as needed for specific parts of the manufacturing process.
Level sensors are most often used for bulk inventory management, but can also be used as back up to a weighing system
The production of pet food has become a $21 billion industry, whose growth has brought much attention to its associated processes. With more focus on the industry, manufactures are paying more attention to ingredient costs. As ingredients become more costly, it is more important to properly account for inventory. Bindicator level sensors provide that inventory management support.
Continuous level products by Bindicator can provide a constant level reading for materials in large vessels of bulk inventory. Level sensors can be used for monitoring the material and the Bindicator ORB Inventory Management System is used to capture and distribute that data to assist with other connected processes further down the line.
Feed mills manufacture feed for dairy, beef, horse and other live-stock animals. Ingredients used in animal feed include cereals, cereal by-products, proteins (from either vegetable or animals sources), co-products from human food manufacture, minerals, vitamins and feed additives. In order to keep production moving efficiently, it is imperative to maintain proper inventory levels of bulk materials.
Bindicator Point Level products provide a sense of security by informing you when a vessel requires filling or when it needs to be emptied. Point level products will alarm when material has reached a specific, predetermined point in the vessel.
Generally, the type of material and its bulk density in the vessel determines the best model choice.