Sign up now for Summer 2018 Advanced Training

Sign up now for Summer 2018 Advanced Training

Training on Kahler Automation’s Terminal Management 2 and Plant Supervisor 4 software for dry & liquid facilities returns for the Summer 2018 season.

Advanced Training sessions will be offered in July & August at Kahler HQ in Fairmont, Minn. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a limit of 12 students per session. This restriction on class size allows for one-on-one time with instructors, project coordinators and our sales team, and gives each student the opportunity to operate their own computer during "hands-on" segments.  

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Minnesota West electrical students tour Kahler Automation

Kahler Automation was pleased to welcome Minnesota West Community and Technical College instructor Rob Arp and his Jackson campus Electrical program students to our Fairmont facility April 12 

Various Kahler staff — including CEO Dave Cone, PLC Programmer Craig Sathoff, Software Specialist Max Haake, Manufacturing Engineer Scott Gemmill, Test Technician Gary Leach, and Electrical Design/MCC Specialist Justin Portz — introduced the students to who we are, what we do, and how we do it.

If your school would like to schedule a tour of Kahler Automation, please call us at (507) 235-6648 and ask for Human Resources director Courtney Cutler.

For information on Minnesota West Community & Technical College, visit

Kahler Automation @ Area Career Exploration 2018

Kahler Automation had an amazing time at the 2018 Area Career Exploration (ACE) in Fairmont, Minnesota — we've heard that 650 sophomores from more than a dozen high schools attended!

We were just one of 100+ area businesses who set up shop in the Fairmont Jr./Sr. High gymnasium Wednesday morning, to show youth the tremendous breadth of employment opportunities in our region, and inspire them to pursue their dreams after high school.

Thanks to the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring this fantastic event! And very special thanks to our volunteers — Max, Sam, Megan, Jessica, Courtney, and Justin!

Kahler's Truck Traffic Control in action for Southeast Farmers Coop

Southeast Farmers Cooperative utilizes Kahler Automation's fully integrated Truck Traffic Control systems to keep grain deliveries moving at their Elk Point, S.D., terminal elevator. 

This video by Southeast Farmers shows a grain truck as it moves through their facility. Most of Kahler's Truck Traffic Control technology can be seen here: Communications Center (talk with office, ticket printing, etc.), Camera System (monitor operation of grain probes, etc.), Photo Eyes (ensure trucks are completely on scale), Message Boards (verify driver info and direct driver to bays), Traffic Lights (assist traffic flow), and RFID (automatically identify driver, load info).

For additional information on how Kahler can streamline your facility, visit our Truck Traffic Control page. To learn more about Kahler Automation's diverse bulk material handling and industrial innovations, visit our Sales Literature page.

Our thanks to the folks at Southeast Farmers Coop for producing this video and allowing us to share it with our customers.

KAHLER AUTOMATION — When your process needs control
808 Timberlake Road, Fairmont, MN 56031 • 507-235-6648 •

Kahler employees rise to Christmas gift challenge


For the second year in a row, Kahler Automation employees stepped up to the challenge of helping make Christmas a little merrier for area kids in need. The goal was to provide Christmas gifts for children in our community and bring some holiday cheer to them and their families. We think our crew did a great job.

Earlier in December Kahler's Board of Directors announced they would match employee contributions up to $1,000. Folks here responded enthusiastically, donating close to $1,500 in cash and gifts, for a total of nearly $2,500. Special thanks go to members of our “Bison Committee” for purchasing and wrapping the gifts.

Pictured here are some of the presents purchased through the generosity of Kahler Automation employees. The gifts were delivered Dec. 19 to Fairmont Area Schools, which coordinated the gift drive. 

UPDATE: Fairmont Area Schools submitted a very thoughtful letter to the editor in the Jan. 3, 2018, edition of the Fairmont Sentinel, regarding the Christmas gift drive in our community. (link)

KAHLER AUTOMATION — When your process needs control
808 Timberlake Road, Fairmont, MN 56031 • 507-235-6648 •

Fast, accurate tote filling just a touchscreen away

Kahler Automation's Generation 2 Tote Filler is a compact, legal-for-trade solution for filling 275- and 330-gallon totes.

A convenient touchscreen interface offers easy setup, with start and stop buttons mounted on the front of the stand. After starting a fill cycle, the stinger moves to the bottom of the tote, and fills until the liquid is above the stinger opening, to reduce foaming.



With a  3-inch stinger, Kahler's Generation 2 Tote Filler can fill a 275-gallon tote in under 2 minutes, accurate and repeatable to within 2 pounds, and is NTEP approved.

As filling continues, the stinger slowly rises, but stays below the liquid's surface. The tote filler anticipates the optimum time to close valves, hits the target weight, then fully retracts the stinger. A drip tray then extends under the stinger to keep the tote and surrounding equipment clean.

And as an option, pair the tote filler with Kahler's powerful Container Tracking software, offering traceability and in-depth reporting to meet the strict needs of the EPA.

The Generation 2 Tote Filler from Kahler Automation — fast, accurate, and compact. 

Kahler Automation. When your process needs control.


  • Fills 275- and 330-gallon totes
  • With 1.5" stinger, fill 275-gallon tote in under 5 minutes
  • With 3" stinger, fill 275-gallon tote in under 2 minutes
  • Accuracy legal for trade per NTEP
  • Compact size takes up little floor space
  • Can be built as either a 230V 15 amp or 460V 15 amp unit
  • Dimensions: 16'5" tall, 6' wide, 6' deep
  • Requires 120 PSI air supply

To learn about Kahler Automation's wide array of industrial automation solutions, visit

KAHLER AUTOMATION — When your process needs control
808 Timberlake Road, Fairmont, MN 56031 • 507-235-6648 •

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Media release: Kahler Automation divests grain dryer control technology

Media release: Kahler Automation divests grain dryer control technology

Kahler Automation announced today that effective August 1, 2017, it has sold its grain dryer control interests to Moore Automation of Trimont, MN.Moore now owns the intellectual property of, and rights to manufacture, the grain dryer controls developed by Kahler. All future control panels and parts related to Kahler’s grain dryer controls will be available from Moore Automation.

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