Cement Americas

SPR 2018

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38 CEMENT AMERICAS • Spring 2018 • www.cementamericas.com PRODUCTS The DPM-100 digital panel meter from BinMaster is compatible with all Mod- bus-enabled sensors. It can be pro- grammed as a Modbus RTU master, slave or snooper. This versatile device continuously scans for up to 16 pro- cess variables providing real-time data to measure, monitor and control mul- tiple vessels. Simple keypad controls allow users to set and acknowledge alarms and manage output relays at the push of a few buttons. The DPM-100 can be used in conjunc- tion with Modbus non-contact or guid- ed wave radar or other level sensors for level detection in process opera- tions. Handy alerts prevent overfilling or material outages for storage vessels containing liquids, powders or solids. It can be set to automatically scan at assigned intervals or a manual scan can be easily initiated when needed. With advanced linearization capabili- ty, data can be mathematically manip- ulated to compensate for odd vessel shapes or submerged structures. Large upper and lower dual-line LED displays can be configured to view important measurements. Data is safely stored in non-volatile memory for up to 10 years if power is lost. BinMaster, www.binmaster.com Digital Display for Modbus Level Sensors Aerial Imagery Nearmap, a location content provider specializing in high-resolution aeri- al maps, provides companies aerial imagery data that helps them find locations of interest; identify details around a property; and accurately measure details at a property The company has long provided ver- tical imagery (orthorectified imagery) covering about 70 percent of the U.S. population. It recently extended its location content to include new aeri- al geospatial data services – Near- map Panorama and Nearmap Oblique imagery – available through a new MapBrowser interface. Nearmap Panorama is unique since it enables users to view perspective maps in all cardinal directions for small or large areas in uninterrupted fashion. Users do not need to jump from one image to another and, in the process, lose context. They can easily navigate, pan and zoom across any size geography, quickly analyze perspec- tive maps and make faster decisions that impact government and commer- cial operations – all within an instantly accessible, 100 percent cloud-based environment. Nearmap Oblique enables users to interactively inspect and measure the height of features, such as buildings and terrain, from all cardinal direc- tions. Images are accessed through the new MapBrowser. Users working within the MapBrows- er interface can switch from Nearmap Vertical to Panorama or Oblique loca- tion content. "We've added new fea- tures that our customers are going to be very excited about," said Natasha Ridley, product manager for Map- Browser. "For example, now users can export our imagery with measure- ments added. The saved image pro- vides the whole picture, which is very useful in proposal development and communicating specific aspects of the aerial maps essential in planning and operations." " These enhancements represent a major step forward in both our loca- tion content and delivery capabili- ties. There's also more on the way," said Robert Carroll, vice president of 3D commercial and government for Nearmap. "This imagery is produced by our patented HyperCamera2 tech- nology, enabling us to continue to pro- actively survey the U.S. urban areas including 50 percent of the population with obliques while also producing high-resolution 3D content. Our plan is to extend our leadership position by introducing Nearmap 3D, combining 'off-the-shelf ' digital surface models (DSM), textured 3D mesh and 3D point clouds in the near future." Nearmap, go.nearmap.com A Nearmap Oblique capture of Ash Grove Cement's Seattle operation. Gearless Conveyor Drive ABB announced that its innovative gearless conveyor drive is available for use on a wider range of conveyor systems. Already proven on larger motors, the newest drive is designed for medium power range motors (1 to 3 mw per motor) to make this technol- ogy economically feasible for a broad- er range of conveyor systems, includ- ing the use on mobile equipment in mining operations. The new solution can be applied for both greenfield and

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