SPAIN – Spanish silo manufacturer, Symaga, recently launched new models of sensors, the SY-DP1 pendular and SY-DR1 rotative, to optimize storage silos for maximum efficiency.

According to the grain storage specialist, the SY-DP1 pendular sensor is capable of detecting the maximum level of storage. It is robust, simple, and does not require any power or maintenance.

Additionally, it can be easily mounted on silo roofs using a flange support, and it is activated by a drive located at the end of the rod.

Similarly, the SY-DP1 rotative sensor is used to detect and report the maximum grain level when installed on the roof.

It also detects the middle level of the grain if they are installed in the central body of the cylinder, and the minimum level if they are installed in the silo hopper.

According to Symaga, this sensor is supplied with a 1-meter extension kit for roof installations.

The silo manufacturer claims that their sensor is the most sensitive among all of Symaga’s sensors, and its feeding and maintenance requirements are simple.

To enhance its effectiveness and precision, it incorporates two operating modes based on the density of the stored grain.

Symaga’s sensors are ATEX ZONE 20 certified, which is the zone with the highest risk of explosion.

ATEX generally refers to the hazard of explosive atmospheres occurring in the workplace due to the presence of flammable gases or combustible dust mixed in the air. This can lead to the risk of an explosion.

ATEX Zone 20 is an area where an explosive mixture is continuously or frequently present, such as when dust accumulates during storage in a silo.

Moreover, these sensors are designed in accordance with EN 60079-0 and EN 60079-31 standards, as well as Directive 2014/34/EU. This ensures their safe use in explosive atmospheres that may occur inside the silo due to combustible dust.

Symaga’s technical team continues to work on offering reliable solutions for its customers, contributing to the overall management of its grain storage plants.

In an effort to enhance its operations, earlier this year, Symaga installed an 8kW laser to double its productivity in the manufacturing of silos.

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