We are providing Silo-Weighing Systems on several plants for effective & efficient inventory control of cement products.
At the plant in Rassau, near Ebbw Vale in the heart of the Welsh Valleys, AVT's innovative Silo-Weigh retrofit weighing system is playing an important stock management role. The system is being used to measure the weight of material in two 120 tonne crushed slate silos and a 60 tonne calcium carbonate silo. With a weekly usage of over 200 tonnes of raw materials, accurate content monitoring is essential to ensure bulk tanker deliveries are optimised without affecting production.
Plant Manager Nick Payne is very pleased with the overall system and as he concludes: “Accurate and reliable silo contents measurement is essential to our operation. The Silo-Weigh system was installed with minimum disruption to production and required no structural changes. Operators can now see at a glance the current stock status and the data logging facility records usage trends. During the set up period, data from the installation was transmitted to AVT’s offices in Stockport via the GSM modem in the Control Unit. This remote monitoring capability allowed AVT engineers to have a continual view of what was going on at our site over 200 miles away and fine tuning adjustments were carried out as appropriate.”