Grain Temperature/Level Monitoring System

December 17, 2014

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Grain Temperature/Level Monitoring System
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The EST Series grain temperature/level monitoring system is used for monitoring grain quality in storage through multiple point temperature measurement within each grain bin. The product line consists of two sensor cable types, the EST110 temperature monitoring cable and the EST120 temperature/level monitoring cables. Each use state-of-the-art sensing technology to minimize installation costs and maximize performance and value. Readout is via PC-software and a future wall-mounted graphic display/keypad interface.
Monitoring grain temperatures throughout storage bins is an important function to maintain adequate grain quality by detecting insect infestation and mold growth. The EST110 grain temperature monitoring cables use simple high performance one-wire digital temperature sensors that can be located at multiple points within a single cable of overall length up to 98.5 ft). The use of these digital sensors simplifies installation as only a single pair of wire is needed from each multiple point temperature cable. Each cable will connect locally at each bin to a HubLink data processor that provides an easily installed RS495 Modbus two-wire connection into the system. Multiple HubLink units can be daisy-chained with a single two-wire cable to the PC or operator interface.  Aplus Finetek’s MMS-TLA Series software provides the graphic interface to the entire system.

The EST120 combines multiple point temperature sensing using one-wire digital sensors with continuous capacitance level measurement to provide an RS485 MODBUS connection into the system with or without HubLink units to the MMS-TLA PC software or the future RCU graphic wall-mounted interface.

Aplus Finetek Sensor Inc., Sterling, IL 815-632-3132

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