BinMaster next to silos
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BinMaster launches new diaphragm switch

The BM-25 diaphragm switch is a rugged pressure switch for high- and low-level alerts in bins containing nonhazardous, free-flowing dry materials.

BinMaster, an equipment manufacturer based in Lincoln, Nebraska, recently unveiled a sensor to make checking bin levels easier for nonhazardous, free-flowing dry materials.   

The company says the BM-25 bin level indicator provides a new way to manage materials in bins or silos. It alerts operators to high or low levels or when chutes or conveyors are clogged. It is designed to be a convenient way to stop overflowing products or wasting valuable material in the bottom of a bin. BinMaster says the switch eliminates the guesswork of bin management.  

Ideal for bins and silos, the BM-25's mechanism activates a sensitive micro switch to indicate when the material reaches the level of the switch in the bin. The pressure switch alerts when it senses high or low levels.   

Typically, it is wired to a light, horn or alarm panel. The switch has a silicone diaphragm and is enclosed in nylon housing, designed to increase durability. There are models to mount internally or externally. Its corrosion-free polymer construction is perfect for ag cooperatives or any business storing dry bulk solids. It provides management help by monitoring levels of materials like corn, soy, wheat, milo, wood, plastic, crops, rice, powders, landscaping materials and aggressive chemicals like fertilizer pellets.   

Farmers and ag workers are now safer, by eliminating repeated climbing to measure material, says BinMaster. "The BM-25 Diaphragm switch takes the guesswork out of material management and is a better way to use manpower," the company adds.