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October / November 2018 eNewsletter 
News on Level, Flow & Inventory Management
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SiloTrack Cloud and Continuous Level Sensor
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Practical Tip  -----------------
 
Should you inspect your silo level sensors?  
SiloPatrol Level Sensors
 
Silo level sensors normally do not need much attention; However, a periodic maintenance inspection on your level indicators may be helpful to prevent any future mishaps. Now might be a good time to check, especially in areas that will be cold soon. Nobody enjoys climbing silos in "freezing" weather.

Example Checklist for SiloPatrol® Level Sensor
SiloPatrol The SiloPatrol® plumb bob level sensors do not require a lot of "messing" with. Therefore a regularly scheduled maintenance procedure for these units is not necessary. We do, however, recommend for optimum performance that the following things be checked and performed on the SiloPatrol from time to time. 
 
Silo in Winter
For the Wiper Seal & Brush:
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Ensure cable freely travels through the entire wiper seal assembly.
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Clean wiper seal and brush as needed (compressed air or a toothbrush or similar works great) or replace if excessively worn.
 
For the Cable:
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Ensure there are no kinks, bends, "fish hooks" and knots on the cable .
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Ensure the jacketing is not fraying or peeling off the cable. Replace as needed
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For the Rollers:
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The white rollers on the cable side of the SiloPatrol unit should spin in both directions freely.
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The black wheel should spin freely. Ensure that it is tight on its 'Z' axis. (You can't push the black wheel in and out a significant distance.)

Also, check the silicone tire in the measurement wheel for cracks or wear. Replace measurement wheel if worn.
 
For the Plumb Bob:
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nsure the plumb bob is clean and securely attached to the cable.
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Verify that plumb bob attachment hardware is in good condition.
For more information on the SiloPatrol® cable-based level sensor, please visit: 
 
John Mish
Technical Suppor t Team
Celebrating 60 Years ------------------------

Monitor Technologies LLC is proud to be celebrating 60 years in business (1958 - 2018). We are very thankful for all of our customers, sales representatives, d istributors, employees and additional partners.

Monitor was founded by George Gruber in Port Sanilac, MI in 1958. The company was then known as Sa nilac Manufacturing Company and had a product line consisting of two (2) rotary paddle units, the Model M and MX.

Today, Monitor Technologies LLC is headquartered in Elburn, IL with a worldwide network of sales and distribution.
Monitor's current focus remains that of instrumentation for powder and bulk solids applications.  We offer a wide range of solutions in level monitoring, solids flow detection, moisture measurement, particle emission monitoring and bin aeration. 

60 Year Image
  
 
M onitor Technologies LLC
Headquarters in Elburn, IL - 2018
2019 Trade Shows ------------------------

Below is a current list of shows that Monitor Technologies will be exhibiting at in 2019. Please stop by our booth if you are attending any of these shows.
 
World of Concrete  
World of Concrete (WOC) 2019
January 22 - 25, 2019
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV USA
Booth #: N163, North Hall

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GEAPS Exchange 2019  
GEAPS Exchange Expo 2019
March 9 - 12, 2019
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
Booth #: 1018
  
 

Product Spotlight -----------------

Solution For Promoting
Evasser
Booted Evasser Aeration Device
Material Flow
Bulk materials, especially powders, stored in vessels can settle (pack) and tend not to flow well through a process system. Monitor Technologies'  Evasser  is a bin aeration device used to maintain the flow of dry bulk powders and granular solids in storage vessels. 
  

Why Choose the Evasser...  
Monitor's booted Evasser aerator is compact, durable and capable of aerating / fluidizing many types of bulk powders and granular solids in bins, hoppers and silos.   
>   It operates by constantly presenting air to the mass of the stored material...Typical effective radius of 12 inches (305mm) per Evasser device.     
Evasser Air FlowFeatures no moving parts...very low maintenance. 
> No loud noise or damaging vibrations caused by pneumatic or electric vibrators.
No filters to change or clean.
>   Unlike other types of aerators that use cotton or canvas to diffuse the air, the Evasser is less likely to be bound or clogged due to moisture and can be more effective as it directs air flow to "sweep" the bin wall.
Not as prone to back-flow of material since the standard neoprene boot expands to let the pressurized air out and contracts when the air is shut off blocking the air outlets from material back-flow.
    
Options
Black Neoprene boot or optional white FDA Neoprene boot (ideal for many food / dry ingredient processes and more).
> Evasser unit can be provided in either cast iron or 316 stainless steel construction.
Available with an optional convenient external mounting plate. 

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Word of the Month ------------------------

evanescent  (ev·a·nes·cent)
sounds like:
ev-uh-nes-uh nt

Meaning:  
Adjective - 
>  vanishing; fading away; fleeting
> soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing
tending to vanish like vapor
 
Definition in Physics -
> denoting a field or wave that extends into a region where it cannot propagate and whose amplitude therefore decreases with distance

Example:
Adjective -
Beauty that is as evanescent as a rainbow.
 
To translate this word into a different language using Google translate please go to http://translate.google.com.
Upcoming Holiday Schedule -----------

Below is a list of upcoming holiday closings for Monitor Technologies' facility in Elburn, IL:
 
Thanksgiving
Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018
Friday, Nov. 23, 2018  
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Christmas
Monday, Dec. 24, 2018
Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018
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New Year
Monday, Dec. 31, 2018
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019

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Monitor Technologies, LLC

Practical solutions at every level!

 

For 60 years we have been providing high quality, reliable product experiences for the worldwide powder and bulk solids markets, backed by trusted customer service.

 

We believe that a practical solution is not just a plain, basic, mundane idea, but rather, a creative innovation wrapped in common sense, delivering the "exact" value that you require. 
Contact us today and let us put our solutions to work for you!

 

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