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The Feed Industry

The process and storage environments within the feed industry sector often have factors such as moisture, vapour and fat to consider which cause the materials to have caking tendencies.  In order to withstand and remain fully operational, UWT devices have special coatings which in turn provides the customer with economically viable solutions.  As a result of many years' experience within the feed industry and the continual research and development of measurement technology, UWT sensors offer wide and innovative versatility. 

Industry brochure

Level Measurement for the Animal feed sector

The challenge

Our required to monitor the back build-up of material during the inflow of material into an animal feed press. The shaft of the rotating paddle detector is exposed to enormous loading in this application because of very high temperature and steam in the funnel.

Our solution

The rotating paddle detector ROTONIVO RN3000 series fulfills these extreme requirements. This is made possible through the high quality and the development of a special bearing and sealing in the tube, suitable for such dusty environments. With these features, the RN3000 series is predestined for such applications in many areas of the animal feed sector.

Products

With the following products our customer has solved this measurement task optimally:

RN 3004 Horizontal Tube Extension

Full, Demand, Empty Detector
Protection tube version

  • Horizontal, vertical and diagonal installation.
  • Extremely robust due to protection tube, able to withstand heavy mechanical load.

The challenge

Our customer from Norway supplies complete feed stations, e.g. launch solutions for fish farms worldwide. He requested a simple but reliable level control in his divers breeding pools. Thus, he can monitor and control the feeding in the pools with preventing the emptying of any pool.

Our solution

The UWT rotating paddle switch ROTONIVO RN4000 is the perfect solution for this application. Especially the fibre-glass reinforced housing made from plastic is absolutely insensitive to the rough conditions near the sea. The high-quality sealing and bearing allow the reliable measurement also in dust.

Products

With the following products our customer has solved this measurement task optimally:

CN 4020

Full, Demand, Empty Detector
Short version

  • Vertical, horizontal, oblique installation.
  • Very short shaft length available...from 155mm.
  • No calibration required.
  • Active coat compensation.

The challenge

A company in Chile built a new production plant for fish food in Pargua, Chile. The core competence of the company is the production of extruded dry fish food. The food contains proteins, oil and fat, vitamins and minerals as well as cereals. The nutrients are grinded, mixed, pressed and dried. Afterwards, essential oils and nutrients are added. Due to the aggressive conditions and reactions during the process, the company searched a reliable and stable limit control for the various vessels.

Our solution

The rotating paddle switch of series ROTONIVO RN3000 fulfills the requirements of this extreme application in the feeding production. The usage of high-quality, special sealing and corrosion resistant materials for the bearings and product tangent parts allow a guaranteed long-life of those limit switches.

Products

With the following products our customer has solved this measurement task optimally:

RN 4001

Full, Demand, Empty Detector 
Short version

  • Vertical, horizontal and oblique installation.
  • Ideal detector for process vessels or small storage containers.

The challenge

Our customer is a Danish supplier of animal feeds for pets and farm animals. He requested a level limit detection in order to optimise his production processes. The extreme conditions like dust, high temperatures, steam, chemical reactions because of mineral salts are a big challenge for the measurement system. Above, a vibrating system beneath the vessel (in order to prevent deposit build-up in the vessel) is another difficulty within this application.

Our solution

The rotating paddle switches of series ROTONIVO RN3000 fulfill the requirements of this extremely difficult application. The usage of special high-quality sealing and corrosion resistant materials for the bearings and product tangent parts allows a long-life guarantee for the level limit switches. The version with separated electronics prevents the negative influence of the vibrating on the electronics.

Products

With the following products our customer has solved this measurement task optimally:

RN 3001

Full, demand, empty detector
Short version

  • Vertical, horizontal and oblique installation.
  • Compact boom length, from 70mm.
  • Particularly suitable for small process vessels.

The challenge

Our customer in Norway is an expert for the production of automized feeding plants for fish farms. Far more than 100 systems worldwide are used. For the control of the animal feeds the customer required a reliable but simple solution.

Our solution

The rotating paddle switch of series ROTONIVO RN3000 allows further optimizing steps and improvements in the company’s control station. Since many years, UWT rotating paddle switches have convinced customers worldwide due to the easy and simple handling, reliability during the processes and the very low maintenance demands.

Products

With the following products our customer has solved this measurement task optimally:

RN 3001

Full, demand, empty detector
Short version

  • Vertical, horizontal and oblique installation.
  • Compact boom length, from 70mm.
  • Particularly suitable for small process vessels.

The challenge

A renowned factory Russia produces more than 20.000 tons of animal feeds per month. They requested full and empty detection for their vessels, silos and mixing plants. The special challenge is the varying weight of grain, grist and animal feeds which are filled in the vessels by turn.

Our solution

The rotating paddle switches of series ROTONIVO RN3000 fulfills the customers requirements. The unit can even be used in light materials like grist. Of course, all units are individually produced for the customer in order to fulfill his personal needs.

Products

With the following products our customer has solved this measurement task optimally:

RN 3001

Full, demand, empty detector
Short version

  • Vertical, horizontal and oblique installation.
  • Compact boom length, from 70mm.
  • Particularly suitable for small process vessels.

The challenge

Our customer has an animal feeds plant with expanders. Thus, the animal feeds is heated within 5 sec from 100°C up to 120°C. Afterwards, the animal feeds is pressed and kneaded. Thus, bacteria, salmonellae and mold are killed but at the same time nutrients and agents are not damaged. In the end, the animal feed is easy to digest. The main challenge of this application is the corrosion resulting from the aggressive oils.

Our solution

The rotating paddle switches of series ROTONIVO RN3000 are particularly suited for this application in expanders. Our RN3000 is also availbale with stainless steel extension 1.4404 (316L) and teflon sealing.

Products

With the following products our customer has solved this measurement task optimally:

RN 3001

Full, demand, empty detector
Short version

  • Vertical, horizontal and oblique installation.
  • Compact boom length, from 70mm.
  • Particularly suitable for small process vessels.

The challenge

Our customer has an animal feeds plant in Russia. He requested a suitable and reliable limit detection for his plants. The difficulty is the extremly dusty environment, the heavy weight of the material and therefrom developing mechanical loads as well as the tight installation space.

Our solution

The rotating paddle switches of series ROTONIVO RN3000 offer a reliable solution for this application. The mechanical system works independently from the dusty environment in comparison to other technologies . In the end, the units are adjusted to the individual customers needs.

Products

With the following products our customer has solved this measurement task optimally:

RN 3001

Full, demand, empty detector
Short version

  • Vertical, horizontal and oblique installation.
  • Compact boom length, from 70mm.
  • Particularly suitable for small process vessels.

The challenge

Our customer who has an animal feed plant in Russia, required a reliable, maintenance-free and economically priced content measurement for many of their storage silos (raw materials and granular). They were trying several technologies before approaching UWT for a solution. The challenge in this application surely is the dusty environment as well as aggressive physical properties of some of the materials.

Our solution

The ideal solution from UWT is the lot NIVOBOB NB4200 electromechanical level measurement system which is well proven in this kind of applications around the globe. The big advantage is the easy operational set-up as well as the long lifetime and the trouble-free operation of this instrument. The electromechanical technology is insensitive to the physical material properties and is available in a tape version with an integrated tape cleaner that prevents the dust to enter into the mechanical chamber of the unit. This feature increases the life time of the units as it minimizes wear & tear. Another strong point for this instrument is the economical pricing of the instrument.

Products

With the following products our customer has solved this measurement task optimally:

NB 4200 Tape Version

Continuous Level Measurement

Suitable for most bulk solids.
•Integrated tape cleaner to remove aherent materials.
•Mounting with threaded or flange connection.
•Measuring range up to 30m.
•Convenient level monitoring via 4-20mA signal together with Nivotec 3500.

The challenge

Our customer in Estonia is one of the biggest suppliers of compound feed. He was in need of controlling his material at various steps in the production chain. The high speed of material, the tight space and the heavy dust concentration pose the main challenges in this application. Above, the sensor needed to withstand the high mechanical load. The material is processed with steam and fat. Deposit build-up and temperatures of 80°C are another problem within this application.

Our solution

The vibrating level limit switch VIBRANIVO VN4020 ist the best solution for this application. Its robust design, the adjustable sensitivity, simple installation as well as the ATEX approval fulfill all of the customers needs.

Products

With the following products our customer has solved this measurement task optimally:

VN 4020

Full, Demand, Empty Detector
Short version

  • Vertical, horizontal and oblique installation.
  • Cost competitive detector.
  • Compact extension length: 170mm.
  • Ideal for small process vessels and large silos.
  • Able to withstand high mechanical loads due to short extension length.

The Challenge

The largest producer of animal feed in Chile needed a continuous level measurement for 15m high storage tanks, for various powdered base materials for the production of animal feed. It should work without contact to the product and meet the dynamic filling process via two filling lines. The application is very dusty. In addition, there are metal braces in the tanks, which make the installation and the function of a level sensor more difficult.

Our Solution

The continuous measuring radar sensor NivoRadar NR3100 was the best solution in this application. This sensor operates at a frequency of 78 GHz and has a beam peak of only 4 °. At a distance of 15m, the diameter of the beam is only about 1m. The sensor could be optimally placed and aligned with the flexible adjustment flange on the tank discharge. Thus, the metal struts were not in the measuring range of the beam. The high frequency of the sensor also provides an optimal echo confidence in this very dusty application. The standard air purge device for the lens antenna did not have to be activated.

 

 

Products

With the following products our customer has solved this measurement task optimally:

NR 3100

Content measurement

  • 78GHz FMCW-Radar Level transmitter
  • Suitable for use in almost all solids
  • Fixed flange and adjustable flange option
  • Measuring range up to 100m
  • Connection to our user-friendly visualisation systems Nivotec 3500/4500 possible using 4-20mA signal
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Foundation of the joint venture with "UWT LLC"

4445 Malone Road
P.O. Box 18769
38118, Memphis TN, USA

Contact: Arne Watland
Tel: +1 901 531 6090
Fax: +1 901 531 6095

E-Mail: info@uwtlevel.com
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UWT Level Control India Pvt. Ltd.

The subsidiary in India

Head Office:
UWT Level Control India Pvt. Ltd.
Plot No 52 Udyog Vihar Phase-VI
Sector 37 122001
Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Phone: +91 124 412 1600
Fax: +91 124 412 1611 

Homepage: www.uwt-india.com

Contact: Sumit Majumder
Country Manager
sumit.majumderuwt-india.com
Mobile: +91 9830879115

Communication:
Flat – 3B, 9 Majhipara Road
James Long Sarani
Kolkata – 700 063, India


North Regional Office:
UWT Level Control India Pvt Ltd.
Plot No 52 Udyog ViharPhase-VI
Sector 37 122001
Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Phone: +91 124 412 1600
Fax: +91 124 412 1611 

Contact: Prakhar Kapoor
Asst. Area Manager
prakhar.kapooruwt-india.com
Mobile: +91 971 721 3939

West Regional Office:
UWT Level Control India Pvt Ltd.
RK Plaza, Survey No. 206/3
Plot No. 17 Viman Nagar
Pune-411014, India

Phone: +91 202 674 1000
Fax: +91 202 674 1001 

Contact: Vikas Kirange 
Area Manager
vikas.kirangeuwt-india.com
Mobile: +91 8698904455 

East Regional Office:
UWT Level Control India Pvt. Ltd.
Flat – 3B, 9 Majhipara Road
James Long Sarani
Kolkata – 700 063, India

Contact: Sunirmal Bardhan
Regional Manager
sunirmal.bardhanuwt-india.com
Mobil: +91 9830400715

Central Regional Office:
UWT Level Control India Pvt. Ltd.
House No. 221, Rudralaya, (2nd Floor)
Sec – 1, Professor Colony, Near Sarvodaya High School
Raipur – 492001
Chhattisgarh, India

Contact: Mr. Shuvankar Das
Area Manager
shuvankar.das@uwt-india.com
Mobile: +917470775521

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Foundation of the sales subsidiary UWT RUS Level Measurement

Dorozhnaya St., 8 b. 1, Of. K2-110
117545 Moskau
Russian Federation

Phone: +7 499 723-75-73

Contact: vasiliy.galaganuwtlevel.ru

Homepage: www.uwtlevel.ru

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