Affordable. Autonomous. AI-Driven Accuracy. Our remote sensor arrays for a variety of applications in agriculture and plastics provide continuous and unsupervised monitoring for various conditions including moisture, environmental parameters and more. Smart Remote Monitoring System for Grains Problem Approximately 8-10% of the annual grain production stored in outdoor silo bags are lost or thrown away due to high moisture incursion, bio-organism growth or vandalism. This loss is value in the billions of dollars across the globe.Traditional systems are often only capable of at site monitoring of these conditions and are not equipped for the remote monitoring necessary within remote areas of farmland. Solution Smart Silo from SensDRB This device inserts into the remote silo bag and can continuously and automatically monitor the conditions of grains in the silo bag using various sensors for moisture, oxygen/carbon dioxide monitoring to warn of organism growth and warn of vandals disturbing or piercing the silo bag. The top of the Smart Silo device resides outside the silo bag while the remainder is inserted and provides telemetric on demand monitoring via long range satellite broadcasting. A remote app provides the individual forms with constant monitoring and security. Smart Silo System Simple, Easy Installation SmartSilo probes are battery-operated and easily insert into the silo bags lying flush after insertion. SmartSilo utilizes cellular signal (if available) or satellite gateways to provide continuous and autonomous monitoring. Sensor data is transmitted from the SmartSilo probes providing the most accurate real-time analysis for critical decision making. Real-Time Analysis Provides grain moisture assessment. Precise water content is determined throughout the entire silo bag volume. Provides biological activity assessment. Early detection of spoilage problems is achieved by combining oxygen, carbon dioxide, air temperature, and air humidity measurements. Provides theft and damage assessment. SmartSilo is able to detect and alert of theft or damage through accelerometers, air temperature, and air humidity measurements Underlying Technology SmartSilo’s grain moisture sensor is based on advanced impedance spectroscopy combined with proprietary sensor fusion algorithms. SmartSilo has an impedance range of 1mQ-100MQ and utilizes a capacitive electrode type with a low power consumption. Precision Moisture Sensing System For Plastics Problem What’s The Starting Resin Moisture Before Drying? Time based drying of plastics resins was developed over 50 years ago because nobody knew the starting moisture level of the resin to be dried. It varied by resin type, varied because of resin storage practices and often varies from production lot to the next due to ambient conditions and packaging. But the problem is that the time based drying recipe is often a wide divergence of low vs. high time resulting in poor drying during many times of the year. For years, various dryers have then tried to deliver a consistent post drying result when in fact the starting points are wildly divergent—and the dryer is completely unaware of the starting moisture level. So sometimes, it dries properly—and other times it doesn’t. And the processor “sometimes” notices with poor final parts or with sluggish injection/extrusion performance. Ordinary moisture sensors, costing anywhere from $10,000 to $30,000 have been targeted at the end of the drying process for verification only. But the end of the process is too late to provide dryer correction and the costs prohibit the use in a pre-drying process. Solution Changing the Paradigm to Condition Based Drying Using Our “Moisture Genie” products SensDRB’s Al-driven plastic moisture measurement system is putting an end to time-based drying by providing the moisture content BEFORE the dry cycle begins. The sensor array system then automatically adjusts the dryer’s parameters guaranteeing the most perfect dry in the shortest amount of time. This affordable and first-of-its-kind technology is revolutionizing the plastics industry and can cut dry-time in half increasing the daily part production. instruments. In addition, with the advent of modern sensor and AI driven technologies, we have dramatically lowered the price of moisture measurement system so that it can be applied easily throughout the multiple locations needed in a typical plastics processing facility. Easy Installation Easy and simple to use. The sensor array system replaces the user’s current pick-up lance and connects to most mobile dryers. Dryer parameters are automatically adjusted for the most perfect dry in the least amount of time. Additional mounting configurations are also being made available for surge bin and silo take offs for larger applications. Real-Time Pre-Drying Moisture Analysis The capacitive-based sensor array package is housed on the suction device associated with most mobile dryers. Additional internal pressure sensors and a gyroscope also compensate for irregular fill. In addition, the top of the suction device probe has ambient humidity and temperature sensors to predict the rate of moisture change within the resin due to ambient conditions. Underlying Technology The capacitive-based sensor array package is housed on the suction device associated with most mobile dryers. Additional internal pressure sensors and a gyroscope also compensate for irregular fill. In addition, the top of the suction device probe has ambient humidity and temperature sensors to predict the rate of moisture change within the resin due to ambient conditions. Custom Applications SensDRB’s Al-driven sensor array systems can be custom made to fit various applications from agriculture and plastics technology solutions to pharmaceutical and Li-ion battery production solutions.