REMOTE TANK LEVEL MONITORING.
PRODEC PAINTS. DURAM PRODUCTS. MEDAL PAINTS. HARVEY TILES
The supplier of bulk chemicals requested that they have independent access to the levels in the bulk tanks. The products in the bulk tanks are on consignment and the product is only paid for once it has been used. The other problem is that sometimes someone forgets to check tank levels and there is a crisis when there is no stock. The supplier then has to rush around on a weekend and organize deliveries etc. A solution that works well is to implement Remote tank level monitoring via cell modem. Ultrasonic sensors or loadcells are used to supply the levels in the tanks to the PLC for email or SMS purposes. The supplier receives an email every morning with the levels of each tank and can therefore plan the next delivery easily. Records can also be produced to monitor Daily, monthy usage and possible recurring trends e.g December usage doubles etc.