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Moore Bin/Tank-Level Proximity Sensor
A light mounted on the side of a metal grain bin with a wire going to a sensor on the inside of the grain bin

Farmers with vision impairments or difficulty climbing can use the Moore Bin/Tank-Level Proximity Sensor (MA-135). Mounted on the structure's exterior (usually at two or three different heights), it monitors fill-level of the incoming contents. When that level reaches the sensor, its relay switch activates an audio alarm and a flashing light, and/or shuts off the auger or pump, depending on how the device was programmed. Having no moving parts and reportedly not affected by cold or dust, the MA-135 can be used on dry-product-containing bins; and being reportedly watertight, it can be used on liquid-containing tanks.

Estimated Cost Cost range: See below

Limitations Limitations Addressed by Product: Lower extremity, Upper extremity, Strength/endurance, Visual

SourceAdapted from Farm Show Magazine (vol. 46, no. 2)
Moore Automation, Incorporated
P.O. Box G (411 Main Street East)
Trimont, MN, 56176
Est. Cost$200 per sensor
Last updated: Sep 21, 2022

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