Multi-Location Remote Monitoring of Bucket Elevators & Conveyors - Case Study
Multi-Location Grain Cooperative in the US. Existing stand-alone systems upgraded to fully integrated monitoring solution, using Industrial Ethernet Nodes for remote sensor connectivity; Hazardmon.com for cloud monitoring; and testing tools for 100% verifiability of equipment.
A large, Midwestern grain and feed cooperative grew considerably through organic growth, mergers, and acquisitions. The cooperative management team initiated an operational improvement plan and was also keen on upgrading the company’s hazard monitoring to increase the company’s safety, up-time, and reliability. The company had a multitude of facilities from small to large; old to new; feed, grain, milling, and fertilizer all with varying levels of automation and monitoring needs. The company’s 60-plus facilities are hundreds of miles apart, so reliability, operational testability, remote access, and support were key requirements. The challenge for the company was to find a single vendor that could meet all of these requirements.