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Agriculture Technology: Solid State LiDAR Level Sensor

2019-01-14


LiDAR, as a new technology based on TOF (Time of flight), is well known in autonomous driving industry as distance sensor. However, it can also be the key fact as the non-contact level sensor in modern agriculture management. 


Benewake solid-state LiDAR sensor   can be integrated with existing smart system such as precision farming solution, or just simply used as the level monitor installed on the top of the grain bin or feeder. 

Features and Benefits of LiDAR Grain Gauge Level Monitor:


1. Centimeter Accuracy Monitoring in Real Time.
High testing frequency LiDAR sensor can monitor the level of grain in real time with Centimeter Accuracy and deliver the information to the central control system and your smart phone. It offers stable and reliable results for industrial use. It can also send empty/full alarms automatically based on user’s setting. Real-time grain volume can be estimated by grain management system with the algorithm developed based on the bin size.

The detection range can be customized between 1-180m with different range of products. Clients can find the right product fitting their needs and budget. 


2. Easy to Install, Easy to Integrated.
Easy to integrated with the existing systems, it can be connected with security system, smart phones, conveyors, augers, solar power devices, and other upload/unload equipment. Smart solution with LiDAR sensor allows managers to monitor their grain remotely, and they can supervise multiple grain bins in different locations at same time from a computer or even a smartphone 24/7.

Data is priceless for modern agriculture trading. Benewake LiDAR sensor can also collect data of grain trading cycle for business analysis.


3. No Damage to the Bin. Preventing Moisture.
Compared with the existing grain gauge product which needs to cut holes on the bin surface, LiDAR sensor causes Zero Damageto the bin surface. It can reduce the moisture and benefit the long-term grain storage.

As a non-contact level sensor, there will be less pollution for the martials and no need to clean the contact area to prevent the worm from last season’s grain.


4. Cost Effective. Stable and Reliable. 

For monitoring the level of martials, only 1 single-point LiDAR sensor can complete the task efficiently. As a solid-state component, our sensor has long useful life with mass market price. 


5. High Protective for Agriculture. Water and Dust Resistance.

The enclosure rating of Benewake sensor is up to IP67. Benewake products can operating smoothly in agriculture environment with the feature of water and dust resistance.


6. Wide Range Operation Temperature for Low Temperature Storage and Outdoor Use.

The wide range operation temperature (- 25℃  ~ 60 ℃) can fit the temperature requirement outdoors in different region and countries. It can couple with the grain temperature control system, working in cold environment. With its low power consumption, Benewake can connect the solar power device or buttery when there is no power on site.


7. Customized Products. Automatic Cleaning Function is Available. 

The Benewake LiDAR sensors can be customized for different type of business. Our TF02-C offers dust removal function specially for grain storage. It can clean up the lens of sensor automatically, reducing the labor costs and danger of cleaning at height.

                                   

LiDAR level sensor can be used in different type of storage, such as Grain Bin and Hopper Tank. It can also be used in short-range level monitoring like Hog Feeder. Furthermore, it can be used at Full-bin Sensor   in Hopper Dropper , connected with conveyor and auger to adjust the speed of delivery.


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