Dry MATERIAL HANDLING
From simple equipment control from a loader, to complete system control of a mega-facility, Kahler has the experience to drive results and create a competitive advantage for your material handling facility.
Rail / Truck receiving systems
Starting with receiving of bulk dry product, the system controls the equipment used to bring product into the storage facility. When a truck or railcar pulls over the receiving pit, the operator is able to begin a staged startup from a panel by pressing the “start” command. Each piece of equipment engages in sequence.
Optional control systems monitor speed and plug sensors, along with amperage draw for safety. The system is also capable of monitoring and adjusting each gate as necessary to gain efficiency. The system alarms when a sensor detects a problem and stops equipment to prevent damage. After the problem has been corrected, the operator can initiate a staged shutdown by simply pressing the “stop” command. The system will shut down in reverse sequence, allowing each piece of equipment to clean out. (Return to top)
As the leader in bulk material automation, Kahler has solutions to handle weighing, mixing and transfer regardless of type of equipment used. From the largest towers utilizing multiple bins and a powerful mixer, to floor-mounted equipment that uses process blending, Kahler has the contols.
Once the product is in the storage facility, the Kahler system controls the equipment used to transfer it to the weighing device or elevate it to the correct bins, all while monitoring sensors to ensure everything is operating correctly. An optional tablet inside the loader with Kahler’s Plant Supervisor software installed provides immediate efficiency gains while reducing wear on operators. Ultimate performance is achieved in an office environment using the Kahler software suite to run equipment in preparation for loadout.
To complete your facility’s automation, choose Kahler’s optional laser-guided tripper system to reduce the risk of employee injury from repetitive catwalk trips to manually move the tripper. (Return to top)
Kahler Automation software allows control room operators to prepare direct load/blends prior to a truck arriving on site. The pre-staging system may be configured to prompt the driver for their order number, truck information including an ID number and compartment details, and the specific blend to be loaded into each compartment. The system operates with precision to hit set points regardless of the bulk bin levels. The Kahler software captures direct weights and sends “actuals” back to the agronomy interface. (Return to top)
Terminal Management 2 (TM2) is Kahler Automation's web-based software solution for modern bulk material facilities. TM2 gives users the ability to manage their site from any location where a web browser and internet connection are available. From TM2's secure dashboard, authorized users can create, review and modify orders for each remote facility. Once an order has been dispensed, all transactions may be analyzed and billed automatically. Customized reports may be viewed on-demand or on-schedule, monitoring a facility's vital information. Secure log-in accounts are created for each user in an operation. A site's administrator determines who has access to each area within TM2, letting users focus on just what they need to get the job done. This security prevents accidental or malicious tampering, and protects private, owner-specific information.
Plant Supervisor 4 (PS4) is the Kahler front-end suite where access to loadout equipment is made possible, allowing for order staging and execution. Once an order is run, an optional bill of lading can be generated and printed for the driver as well. Created by Kahler’s team of software engineers, PS4 has been designed with facility automation at the core. Kahler has many standard agronomy interfaces available allowing for direct customer invoicing. No matter the facility, software keeps Kahler Automation systems moving — TM2 is the engine and PS4 are the controls of that engine. (Return to top)