Silo Inventory by Weight, Beats 3D Level Sensors

Imagine accurate weight inventory with Internet Graphic Display of all vessels

SiloWeigh is an accurate silo inventory system that costs a lot less than load cells. It tells you the contents of any bin, silo, tank or storage vessel as a continuous inventory measurement. Because it uses weight, it’s better than the best level sensors.  SiloWeigh gives a true picture of the amount on hand.  It’s not a level measurement and it costs less than the best 3D radar level sensor.  Special features are SiloWeigh’s weather filter and divided silo options: no other manufacturer has these major advantages.

Product features

SiloWeigh silo inventory system

Identify and stop delivery shortages. In addition, save money on refill transport through better scheduling . . . Read more
Silo software gives the ability to check every delivery, even weeks ago, against the delivery ticket.  Consequently it puts you in command of the situation.

History trend graphs for any silo, tank or vessel in the company.

In addition, compare delivery amounts with truck tickets.

Viewable on computer, Ipad, Iphone, Android and Blackberry phones.

Unlimited number of silos or vessels.  This is especially relevant to companies with many locations, who can see all on one screen.

The only bin weighing and silo inventory system that measures divided silos and shared frame silos; no other manufacturer has this option.

SiloWeigh.Net shows all silos locally on network computers and through the Internet

Visual warning alarms at High and Overfill levels, hence preventing blown filters and subsequent environmental issues.

Symbols change color at alarm levels.

Hard-wired alarms can connect to horns and lights to warn filling operator.

In addition, pinch-off valves can positively halt the filling operation.

Software alarm log at plant and company level.

SiloWeigh II Pro can be displayed on any local computer or by WiFi on any local phone or tablet

Watch the bin and silo levels remotely on your phone, tablet or computer.  Especially relevant to people on the move.

Special silo software removes weather-induced instability but reacts instantly to real weight changes; no other manufacturer offers this but without it, you will see errors of 20% to 50% lasting several hours.

Email alerts and refill order generation (SiloWeigh.Net).

Avoids forgetting to order material, gives peace of mind as a result.

In addition, saves money through better truck scheduling.

Markets include grain elevators, animal feed mills, flour mills, explosives and blasting supplies. Also power stations, water treatment plants and many others, as well as these examples.

“We monitored and found that SiloWeigh works extremely well in all our silos and is the most effective silo inventory management system.  We have no hesitation in recommending it for anyone wanting a precise inventory figure at any time.” Salman H. Said, Synaxis Readymix, Dubai.
“Inventory control used to be a nightmare.  Since we installed SiloWeigh.Net, it’s a breeze”.  Ray Young, Oldcastle Building Products, Ogden, UT. Installed 2017 with 2 local silos by cable, one 200 ft away, one 1000 ft away and one at 1 mile, all connecting by radio link.

Customers, examples

Installing silo inventory system in a Dubai concrete plant

Recent examples of customers in the concrete, blasting, farming, flour milling and bulk materials industries . . . Read more

Deewan Equipment in Dubai has installed hundreds of SiloWeigh silo inventory systems throughout the U.A.E. over the last 12 years.  As a result, they are in use in most of the ready-mix plants in Dubai and surrounding Emirates.

Lafarge Canada, a subsidiary of Lafarge-Holcim, in Port Mann BC, installed SiloWeigh.Net on the plant’s silos in 2015 and because of its success, they want to extend it to all plants.

Adams Oldcastle has SiloWeigh II silo inventory system installed in fifteen of their precast concrete plants on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard in 2017 and early 2018.

Silo inventory system for blasting supplies at Peabody's NARM open pit coal mine

Dyno Nobel installed SiloWeigh.Net at Peabody’s NARM facility in Wyoming, one of the largest coal mines in the U.S., in 2016.  25 silos in 8 groups, filled with blasting materials, are scattered across 100 square miles of territory.  They are powered by solar arrays and networked to a central reporting computer by nine radios.  The system is being upgraded with AC power at all silos in early 2018.

Alpha Dyno Nobel of Lincoln CA installed SiloWeigh II on prill and emulsion explosives silos in 2017.

Silo inventory system installed at Asmus Egg Farms, Iowa

Asmus Egg Farms in Minnesota installed SiloWeigh.Net silo inventory system on their chicken feed bins in 2017.  Similar broiler, egg production, hog and cattle rearing farms abound in almost every country. Almost all of these require some form of bin weighing and inventory system.

La Meunerie Milanese, in Eastern Quebec, installed SiloWeigh.Net on their flour mill silos in 2014.

Silo inventory system at Baker-Hughes frac sand terminal, Shafter CA

Baker-Hughes, the Texas oil giant, uses SiloWeigh.Net in its Shafter, CA fracking sand terminal.  The inventory in 12 silos of 610 ton are compared with the filling and usage values in their BatchTron control system to flag differences.

“This plant is the only one across Canada that has never run out of material or had a silo spill since SiloWeigh.Net was installed in 2015” says Barry Metzner, manager, Lafarge-Holcim, Greater Vancouver, BC, Canada area, July 2018

The company

Training a group of users on BatchTron III at Hanson’s New Orleans plant.

Company history and background
Scale-Tron started building control systems over 40 years ago.  SiloWeigh silo inventory system, using weldable gauges and bar-graph indicators, was introduced in 1990 and was an instant success.  Now upgraded with L-Strain boltable sensors and three different indicators, it is used in all industries which need to store bulk materials.  It’s a self-install system but if you need help, three engineers and two product specialist technicians are available for startup supervision, support, service and training.

Company technical personnel

Three engineers and two product specialist technicians are available for startup supervision, support, service and also training:

Robin ShepherdsonRobin Shepherdson, President and company founder. Professional engineer for over 40 years.  He has designed most of the company’s equipment and directs R&D as well as supervising all aspects of the company’s business.

Marian EnachescuMarian Enachescu, BSc, specializes in BatchTron, AquaSense and SiloWeigh.  He has added many of BatchTron III’s major features and supervises installations and startups across North America.

Robert Xiang HuRobert Xiang Hu, BSc, Senior engineer. Joined Scale-Tron over 20 years ago.  He is responsible for most of BatchTron I and II’s recent upgrades.  Based in Washington DC, he is our primary installation and startup expert, traveling between his home and job sites.

Chris ShawcroftChris Shawcroft, General Manager. Came to Canada with HNC Mechanical Engineering.  He has spent over 7 years with Scale-Tron, first as Service Manager and now as General Manager.

Samir Bouadin, technician. As our newest team member, Sam, who is a qualified automation/electrical  technician, is presently responsible for quality assurance.  He also maintains our UL certification.

Best service in the business” says Greg Roache of Gainey’s Concrete Products. May 2017



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