Silo Inventory, Frequently Asked Questions
SiloWeigh will fit most legs but not all. Ask us to be sure.
There is no practical limit to size or capacity but calculate stress to be sure.
SiloWeigh should last for many years when installed correctly.
The L-Strain or Silex sensors and our installation kits simplify the procedure, allowing anyone who can handle a drill to install the whole system. If the installation is outdoors you will work better if the weather is good. Try not to do it in the rain or in freezing temperatures. The electrical skills are minimal; if you have wired a VCR or stereo system you can do it. Our instructions have been thoroughly tested and rewritten until all the likely problems have been eliminated. Our phone help can give you peace of mind, however; call us on your cell phone right from the silo.
You should have no problem but we’re here if you get stuck.
We recommend that our indicators be used for best customer satisfaction.
Don’t batch using SiloWeigh unless you can stand relatively large errors.
Whenever you feel that it shows an error. Normally this is quite a few years but there is no hard and fast rule. You can check the zero weight setting by the ‘hammer on the silo’ method when it is nearly empty, estimating the weight from the level and checking against the reading. When a delivery comes in, check the weight gain against the weigh tickets from the incoming trucks. These things are easy and give you peace of mind.
Check your calibration as trucks make deliveries.
Similar to a leg installation, but slightly less accuracy.
SiloWeigh II and .Net are the only weighing systems that can handle divided silos.