Grain FLOW CONTROL
Leveraging its industry-leading position within fertilizer facility automation, Kahler has quickly become a prominent solutions provider in automating even the most complex grain facilities. Call Kahler’s team of experts to discuss ways to deliver a competitive advantage to your site.
With just a few taps on a touchscreen, operators select the grain source (such as a receiving pit) and the destination (such as a storage bin) and press start. Kahler’s grain flow control system checks for a clear path and initiates all of the equipment necessary in just the right order to make it happen — distributors, discharge gate conveyors, legs, etc. Either the source or destination can be changed without stopping the current action.
Allow grain from two or more bins to be blended by gate percentages; the open/close percentage can be adjusted right from the touchscreen. Control the whole system from anywhere on the network — control room, rail loadout room, truck loadout room, or main office. (Return to top)
Bin Level Monitoring
Set high-level marks to stop filling automatically, or utilize available sensors — including radar and smart bobs — for continuous level displays on the touchscreen interface. Truck loadout bins and rail loadout upper garners have “keep full” capability, including returning blending gates to their preset position. (Return to top)
Fan & Temperature Control
Fans can be controlled manually via the touchscreen, or set for timed start/stops. Alarms for high grain temperatures appear on the touchscreen interface’s main display; a separate screen shows a top view of the temperature cable layout. Affected cables turn red; touch to display an individual cable, and the affected sensor indicates the “hot spot” location. Kahler’s grain flow system also integrates with third-party grain conditioning systems. (Return to top)
Monitoring the integrity of a grain facility’s equipment is absolutely critical. Kahler’s system monitors leg and conveyor bearing temperature, belt travel rub temperature, plugs, slack chains and more. Any fault or shutdown alarm by the hazard monitoring system will cause the equipment upstream from that device to stop immediately, and the downstream equipment to purge and stop. Alarms are indicated by buzzer, and by lights on the touchscreen.
Alarm parameters for bearing and rub temperatures, amps, speed and gates are set and adjusted at the managerial level. Equipment hours are recorded, with settable alarms for maintenance intervals. Power use can also be monitored and integrated into the touchscreen interface, alarming when power usage gets close to or exceeds limitations. Non-essentials such as fans can be set to shut down before the limit is hit. (Return to top)