Liquid Product HANDLING
As pioneers in using mass flow meters as a means of increasing throughput and accuracy to moving products with liquid facility automation, Kahler has the experience to solve the most complex requirements safely and accurately — from stand-alone systems to Kahler’s new SmarTouch 4000 PLC integrated control panel featuring touchscreen interfaces.
MEASUREMENT & BLENDING EQUIPMENT
Choose from mass flow meters, volumetric flow meters, increasing or decreasing weight platform scales, truck scales, scale-based liquid blenders and chemical weigh-tanks to accurately dispense and blend products. Your preferred measurement technology can be integrated into Kahler’s control system.
Systems are able to control the necessary valves, pumps and blending equipment to dispense or blend liquid product, and may be configured to control nearly 100 products per system. Kahler designs its solutions to be flexible, allowing for the sharing of pumps, manifolds, and valves through creative PLC coding and timely purges to avoid cross-contamination. (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)
Tank Level Monitoring
Tank level monitoring systems make keeping an eye on liquid inventory easy. Tank levels are obtained using a variety of sensors including pressure, laser, ultrasonic and radar. Inventory levels and alarms are available through a local keypad display, and also remotely through TM2 software or smartphone app. Multiple sites can be monitored from a single interface. (Return to top)
Unstaffed 24/7 Operation
Touch display units offer an easy-to-use interface for entering product requests, selecting loadout destinations, and monitoring the status of product delivery. Configure products, manage users, and retrieve transaction information from the built-in IP web-based interface.
Built-in memory stores past transactions and product inventory information. A tape printer may be connected to the keypad unit so that transaction receipts can be printed. Optional support for iButton keys is available for authorized site access and self-serve applications. (Return to top)
Rail/Barge Receive & Loadout Control System
Inventory data is captured automatically during the bulk product receiving process. The quantity received, transport number, and product type can all be documented at this time. The bulk product, supplier, and other information can be entered ahead of time, or supplied at the time of receiving. Order entry, inventory, receipt and report viewing, etc., can be done from any computer, tablet or smartphone. E-mail may also be used to deliver load tickets and reports.
Kahler Automation’s rail loadout is designed specifically for liquid railcar loading. Just like with receiving, information can be accessed from any web browser. The option to stage multiple railcars ahead of time can be enabled so that the operator isn’t required to start the system for each car. A visual indicator that a railcar has been loaded is also optional. (Return to top)