Automated grain bin emptying system

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This is how the client describes their need

This is what they are looking for:

An Automation Solution

I have a process in my production that I would like to automate. I am looking for suppliers and solution proposals to help me figure out how to proceed with my automation project

Amount of fulltime operators working on my process:
Current amount(before automation):3.5 Expected amount(after automation):0
Manufactured units passing through my process per week:
Current amount(before automation):2.5 Expected amount(after automation):2.5
Customer details

This is what the client says about their current robot solution

I need the automation solution installed at the following location: United States, Louisville suburbs, Indiana
My company is doing business in the following industry: Agriculture & Forestry
The product my company is producing is specified as: Grain (corn, soybeans, wheat, milo, etc.)
This is the process type that I want to automate: Cleaning & Disinfecting
I need the suppliers to submit Budgetary Quotes before: No deadlines
Process description

This is how the clients process is being carried out today

These are the steps that the client wants to automate

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Automation goals

This is why the client want to automate their process


This is the clients' expected timeframe for the solution to be installed

  • I want to improve working environment
  • I want to increase capacity
  • I want to increase productivity
  • I want to reduce the number of employees working on this process

Further explanation:

Additional goals include: -Reduce the amount of time required to empty a grain bin -Preserve asset integrity (bins are subjected to eccentric forces during unloading process that can damage the structure) Challenges include: -Variable bin sizes (30' - 200' diameter, up to 100' tall at the peak) -Variable rate of existing unloading equipment (bph) -Environment and hazards (confined space, LOTO, grain engulfment, dust inhalation, dust explosions, toxic gases, etc.) -Maintaining even bin wall pressure -Employee safety

I need the automation solution to be installed: Within a year

Further explanation:

I will be pretty swamped until later this Fall/Winter, but am open to answer questions about the project up until then. I will be in a better position to move forward with a solution in a few months.

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