All other grain bin monitoring systems are based on temperature cables and monitoring the temperature at various points within the grain mass. The Bin Manager system includes a Moisture Cable to monitor equilibrium moisture content of the grain.
This truly innovative new product allows you to set a desired moisture content and then monitor the drying process. No more climbing the bin and probing the grain to test the moisture!
The BinManager system runs by itself, without any human intervention. Bins are monitored and data is transmitted, via cell phone modem, to a web-based data service, making information as to the condition of the grain available over the Internet.
Distributed Control vs. Central Control
The Bin Manager system is based on Distributed Control. In other words the components of the system each have their own microprocessors and the intelligence to perform certain tasks is built into the individual components. In a Central Control system the component parts attached to the grain bin can only operate the system based on commands from a PC set up in the office. If the PC is turned off, or down for some reason, the system can’t function.
System Provides Actual Drying Data
Because Bin Manager utilizes Centralized Monitoring we can collect data for evey bin of every customer and be able to chart that information and provide actual drying data for individual bins, groups of bins, regions of the country, etc.