Monitor Technologies, LLC



Everyone at Monitor would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas   

and a Prosperous
New Year.   

Thank you for all of your support!



Monitor Technologies' Holiday Schedule


Monitor's Elburn, IL facility will be closed
the following days for the upcoming holidays:


Wednesday, Dec. 24th, 2014 
Thursday, Dec. 25th, 2014
Friday, Dec. 26th, 2014 
New Year
Wednesday, Dec. 31st, 2014 
Thursday, Jan. 1st, 2015

Product News

SiloPatrol Level Sensor     
Monitor Technologies' has recently introduced advances to the SiloPatrol® plumb bob style continuous level sensors that provide even easier set-up and increased flexibility for control system integration. Enhancements include wireless Bluetooth® for simple, intuitive set-up without removing the sensor cover and Modbus(TM) connectivity to communicate with Modbus-compatible control systems. In addition, there are a widened array of programmable features such as cable cycle distance limit, auto timer and relay output for high or low distance threshold setting, error indication or cycle operate.

About SiloPatrol®... 
The SiloPatrol® SMU (silo monitoring unit) lowers a weight & cable into the silo until it contacts the material surface. Upon contact the weight & cable system is immediately retracted and the measurement is fed to the plant control system or operator interface.

Inside the SiloPatrol®...
The SiloPatrol plumb bob unit combines Hall Effect sensor technology, sealed bi-directional optical sensing, a split-compartment enclosure, isolated outputs and other features to produce a reliable level measuring system designed for the harshest conditions.

Wireless Bluetooth® Set-up...
ConfigureSensor Screenshot
View of Main Menu ConfigureSensor App (for RS-485 Version)

The latest SiloPatrol® plumb bob style level sensors (RS-485 and Analog versions) now have set-up configurations that are simply programmed through a free app on an Android(TM)-based device with Bluetooth® capability instead of having to open the unit to program it.

Additional Versatility Through Selection
of Plumb Bobs 
Solid / Water Interface-Style Plumb Bob
A variety of optional plumb bobs are available to make the SiloPatrol® effective in more specialized applications. For instance, there is the inverted plumb bob for level indication of lighter bulk solids or fluidized powders.Plus, there is the solid / water interface-style plumb bob to provide level measurement for settled solids in a blanket of water. Please contact Monitor
Technologies regarding specific applications.

Inventory Management System... 
In addition, the SiloPatrol can automate inventory management with the use of SiloTrack(TM) software or a variety of operator interface devices like the HMI2.

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Upcoming Trade Show

GEAPS Exchange Expo 2015
February 22 - 24, 2015
America's Center
St. Louis, MO  USA   
Booth #: 1513

Please stop by our booth if you are attending the GEAPS Exchange.
Moisture Sensor
About Monitor

Monitor Technologies, LLC

Practical solutions at every level!


For over 55 years we have been providing high quality, reliable product experiences for the worldwide powder and bulk solids markets, backed by trusted customer service.

We believe that a practical solution is not just a plain, basic, mundane idea, but rather, a creative innovation wrapped in common sense, delivering the "exact" value that you require. Contact us today and let us put our solutions to work for you! (level measurement blog)




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