Fill level monitoring solution for food and beverage silos

The new digitized silo fill level monitoring solution stands out through highly efficient sensor and cloud connectivity technology using the Sigfox 0G wireless network. It requires zero maintenance for years and needs neither an external power supply nor a data line. This makes Nanolike technology highly disruptive, as it can replace any alternative sensor technology used exclusively to manage replenishment management.

Quickly and easily mounted on the exterior base of the silo, the Nanolike sensors give users 24/7 access to information on fill levels and demand forecasts in real-time. All required inventory management tasks can be done in less time from the safety of the office. An integrated early warning system alerts the silo operator to potential bottlenecks, helping to prevent any shortages of raw materials and additives.

Based on real-time data, the mobile application also facilitates the automation of purchase processes as silo operators can chose to place orders directly from their smartphones. What is more, it makes it possible to optimize the supply to distributed silos at a higher level.

The data from the Nanolike sensors are consolidated in a central cloud from where they can be imported into existing software systems and customer clouds, or retrieved via smartphone app at any time.

The digitized fill level monitoring solution from Nanolike is extremely simple to implement, as it is self-calibrating, does not require active calibration, and also filters out undesirable environmental influences. Before filling a silo, the user sets the sensor to zero via the mobile phone app and manually enters the fill load once in the software. From thereon, the changing fill level is calculated in the cloud, based on a comparison of sensor data recorded before and after filling. The measurement corridor can include just the one load, which doesn’t have to be a full load, or it can map the state between a completely empty and completely full silo. Upon special request, it is also possible to manipulate the Nanololike measurement corridor manually in the cloud, for example, to be able to extrapolate fill levels of a half-full silo, which is 2/3 full after replenishment, over the entire fill level scale from 0 to 100%. The solution is also extremely scalable and can be extended from a simple cloud app for a batch size of 1 to fleets with thousands of silos. For the latter, Nanolike also offers a convenient data interface for the connection of external IT solutions.

Last edited on: 02/28/21 18:17:53


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