Cement Americas

WIN 2018

Cement Americas provides comprehensive coverage of the North and South American cement markets from raw material extraction to delivery and tranportation to end user.

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www.cementamericas.com • Winter 2018 • CEMENT AMERICAS 27 PRODUCTS TRANSFORMING THE WAY THE WORLD WORKS Over 2 million vehicles use Trimble transportation technology, learn more at trimble.com/tcl, call +1.480.489.2270, see us at booth N837 Better intel equals better decisions equals better productivity equals better business. TrimFleet management tools can greatly increase ready mix and aggregates fleet efficiency, with real-time, actionable intelligence. Status auto-sensing reduces the need for operator input. Improved delivery efficiency with accurate location updates. Smarter business analysis with reporting and real-time alerts. Hours of Service tracking for ELD compliance. Operations burdened with managing inventory in pie-shaped segments of silos now have a solution that provides very accurate volume data – thanks to new firmware for the BinMaster 3DLevelScanner acoustic sensor. The 3DLevelScanner measures and models the topography of material contained in these unusually-shaped wedges. The newest firmware then applies the measured distances to a 3D model of vessel dimensions and converts it to a highly accurate volume measurement. Other measurement sensors, such as non-contact radar, guided wave radar or weight and cable style sensors mea- sure only a single distance in these for- midably shaped segments. The loca- tion of the filling or emptying points or lack of material flow may cause uneven piling of material, which could cause inventory estimates based upon a sin- gle measurement to be inaccurate. By comparison, the 3DLevelScanner maps the material surface accounting for variations then factors in the radius and height of the segment being mea- sured, making the volume accuracy very precise. H av i n g a c c u ra t e d a t a a b o u t t h e amount and dollar value of material on hand can help reduce safety stocks, increase inventory turns, and pay for itself by freeing up cash that could be tied up in inventory. Additionally, buildup on the outer perimeter of the silo or along on the walls can be detect- ed, accounted for in inventory, and addressed by maintenance if needed. The same 3DLevel Scanner can be used for either segmented or round silos, making it a versatile choice over its long sensor life. BinMaster, www.binmaster.com Segmented Silo Measurement Tool

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