Canadian Mining Journal


SENSOR: BinMaster coats bob level sensor with Teflon

LINCOLN, Nebraska – BinMaster introduces the Teflon-coated spike bob, a weight and cable based sensor specifically adapted for measuring powders and solids material that may adhere to the sensor probe.

If material should build up on the sensor, periodic maintenance would be needed to clean the sensor probe off. Built up material on the probe could potentially cause contamination, or powders built up over time can become a sold mass that may enter the production process. The Teflon coated probe can be used in place of a traditional steel spike bob, when the user wants the added assurance that buildup won’t occur.

The new probe is ideal for materials prone to static cling or sticky such as powdered chemicals or minerals, silica or frack sand, additives and ingredients, or any material that tends to build up on the sensor probe. Like all SmartBob sensors, the Teflon coated sensor helps save time, money, and increases safety when measuring materials in bins by eliminating the need to climb bins and take manual measurements. Acting as an automated tape measure, the sensor takes measurements at predetermined time intervals or on demand.

The Teflon coated sensor is compatible with eBob software, remote data monitoring services, and accessories in the SmartBob product line. It can be used in a mixed network of SmartBobs or other level sensors which are measuring other materials.

Measurements from the sensor can be displayed along with data from all other vessels in the operation when the C-100 console or eBob software is being used.

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