Modern hazard monitoring systems have raised the the standards of performance and safety within the agriculture industry. These systems are a key factor in detecting and preventing dangerous and destructive events. Current, up-to-date hazard monitoring systems make your workplace safer for you and your employees and can increase production by identifying equipment needs before a shutdown occurs.
Hazard monitoring systems are vital within all areas of the industry including bearing monitoring, bin temperature, and aeration control.
What’s wrong with the older systems?
In the case of hazard monitoring systems, older is not always better. Outdated monitoring systems pose many problems within the industry. If the bin temperature holding your grain is not properly monitored, the condition of the grain can be easily damaged by too much moisture or high temperatures. Along with bin temperature monitoring, aeration control is vital to the health of the grain. It allows your grain to stay uniformly cool and dry. Monitoring your bearings is also key for your equipment and facility. Without proper systems, it’s incredibly difficult to know when critical problems occur before it’s too late.
Outdated systems provide extremely little information about your equipment. It’s difficult to identify which equipment got shut down and why, which means that operators have to spend great amounts of time investigating the problem. This is wasted time that will eventually cost you a lot of money in the long run.
Older, outdated systems are more likely to have concurrent issues or problems such as broken or failed sensors. In these cases, operators may choose to run the system anyway because they think the equipment is working just fine. This is not always accurate and will cost time and money to fix the faulty equipment.
Advantages of current hazard monitoring systems
The problem with outdated systems is that they put the health and safety of your equipment and staff at risk. They also could cost you more money from repairs and system breakdowns.
The main two advantages of these updated systems is that they will save you two of the most important things in this world: time and money. Modern systems are able to detect a problem faster and more accurately giving operators the ability to shutdown the specific equipment immediately and make the necessary repairs. These advances help to avoid unnecessary downtime and increase production volume.
Modern systems are also much easier to navigate around (once the necessary training is complete of course). Controllers and display panels are much simpler in design making the operators job easier and more efficient.
The advantages of modern hazard monitoring systems are undeniable, but we do realize that cost may be an issue here. The team at Interface Automation will happily help you develop a plan to help you understand where your priorities are at for your business.
The Interface Automation difference
With over 30 years of experience in the grain handling industry, you can be rest assured that you are in the best hands with Interface Automation. We are the leading experts in the industry and highly skilled with installing, automating, and maintaining your hazard monitoring systems. At the heart of our business is our core values of honesty and reliability. With our full commitment to our customers, we are confident we will meet your expectations, so all of our work is backed by a 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
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