The new system enables KingDrymix to take control of its customers’ mortar supply, by monitoring each silo’s stock level directly from Head Office. This means that site personnel do not have to take responsibility for reordering, allowing them continuous supply.
Operations Coordinator for KingDrymix, Susan Kerr said, “All of our sites that have the monitors fitted are delighted at the freedom such simple functionality can provide, with no further input from them. The ability to check usage personally and accurately is also an added benefit. Being proactive is a massive bonus to our customers, as we advise when we will deliver and can adapt our transport scheduling easily to suit demand. Ultimately, both the customer and KingDrymix gain maximum efficiency”.
The silo is mounted on four load cells that send the fill-level data to a 1310 indicator. A GSM modem provides two-way communication between the silo and Head Office. This technology means that the silo can also send a message when it reaches its minimum fill level, ensuring that customers need never run out of mortar.
Susan Kerr adds, “We found Avery Weigh-Tronix to be at the forefront of load cell technology, with a proven track record for accurate weighing that is second to none. Avery Weigh-Tronix’s Technical Team worked closely with us to overcome the difficulties encountered by certain site restrictions.”
Avery Weigh-Tronix will install the system on all the silos in the company’s estate.