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New receiving building, truck probe, and inbound truck scale operated by Finley Farmers
Grain & Elevator Co. south of town. Photo courtesy of CompuWeigh Corp.
Citywide Truck Routing
Finley Farmers designs a citywide truck routing system revolving around CompuWeigh’s SmartChoice software module.
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Continuous Dry Bean Weighing
Continuous Dry Bean Weighing
New CompuWeigh process hopper scale is used to generate accurate rates for loading railcars at Larson Grain Co.’s dry edible bean processing plant in Englevale, ND
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Space for a Terminal
Space for a Terminal
The Arthur Companies purchase SmartTruck and GMS bulk weigh control system for their Pillsbury, ND site
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CompuWeigh bulk weigh loadout scale. Ground level photos by Ed Zdrojewski.
Room to Grow
The Andersons install a CompuWeigh 60,000 bph bulk weigh scale at their new facility in Humboldt, TN.
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Farmers Grain Co. of Central Illinois installed a new CompuWeigh 30,000-bph bulk weigh loadout scale, shown at left, under the control of a CompuWeigh GMS 4000 automation system, at Chestnut, IL.
BulkWeigher Add-on
Farmers Grain Co. of Central Illinois purchases a CompuWeigh 30,000-bph bulk weigh scale to achieve accurate railcar weights
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A truck driver pulls onto the inbound scale at the Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co. in Hemingford, NE. The message board at
right will display the gross weight and direct the driver to the appropriate receiving pit. Photos by Bruce Selyem.
Farmers Coop Elevator Co. Case Study
SmartTruck has helped Farmers Coop in terms of weight and grade accuracy, better traffic management, better segregation according to grain quality, and overall less stress.
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Trucker receives a scale ticket from a printer adjacent to the outbound scale, all part of a
CompuWeigh SmartTruck traffi c management system at Hankinson Renewable Energy’s ethanol
plant at Hankinson, ND. Photos by Rob Siverson, Fargo, ND.
Hankinson Renewable Energy Case Study
Hankinson Renewable Energy credits its outstanding performance to the facility’s high degree of automation, notably the plant’s CompuWeigh SmartTruck system.
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A driver waits for the CompuWeigh SmartTruck system to release him from the scale
while hauling a load of grain to Maple River Grain and Agronomy, LLC in Casselton,
ND. SmartTalk inercom at left allows driver to speak to office staff. Photos by Robb
Siverson Photography, Fargo, ND.
Maple River Grain Case Study
SmartTruck System cuts truck processing time from 5-6 minutes per truck down to 3 minutes at Maple River Grain.
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Driver awaits instructions from a CompuWeigh SmartView message board on where
to deliver his load at a Full Circle Ag grain terminal in Forman, ND. Truck receiving
operations are now under the control of a CompuWeigh SmartTruck automation
system. Photos by Ed Zdrojewski.
Full Circle Ag Case Study
CompuWeigh SmartTruck system cuts truck waiting time in half at Full Circle Ag.
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Trucker is weighed on an inbound scale and awaits assignment to a receiving pit
through a CompuWeigh SmartChoice module at Dakota Plains Ag Center near Parkston, SD. Photos by Ed Zdrojewski.
Dakota Plains Ag Center Case Study
Dakota Plains Ag Center reduces truck wait time by installing a CompuWeigh SmartTruck system.
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Driver takes a scale ticket from an automated ticket printer, part of an overall
CompuWeigh SmartTruck automation package installed in September 2015 at
a BTR Farmers Cooperative rail terminal near Leeds, ND. Photo by Sara Plum,
Benson County Farmers Press, Minnewaukan, ND.
BTR Farmers Cooperative Case Study
CompuWeigh's SmartTruck system makes it dramatically easier to route trucks through BTR Farmers Cooperative's facility.
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Kokomo Grain, Edinburg IN SmartTruck Case Study
Kokomo Grain Case Study
Kokomo Grain uses SmartTruck system to remove bottleneck and keep trucks moving.
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Eastern Grain Marketing Eastern Grain Mktg SmartTruck Case Study
Eastern Grain Marketing Case Study
Eastern Grain Marketing installs a new CompuWeigh SmartTruck system which allows a card reader to scan the driver’s RF tag, and provides data on the truck and contents to interface with their accounting system.
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Incoming grain truck is weighed on an 80-foot B-TEK pit-type scale under the control of a
CompuWeigh SmartTruck automation system.
Landmark Services Cooperative Case Study
CompuWeigh's SmartTruck automation system captures weight and grade data and directs the driver to one of two truck receiving pits.
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Automated Truck Routing Case Study
Automated Truck Routing Case Study
Rail terminal speeds up grain receipts, improves scale ticket accuracy with SmartTruck system.
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Crystal Valley Coop, Madelia MN SmartTruck Case Study
Crystal Valley Coop Case Study
Crystal Valley Coop now processes up to 500 trucks per shift with the addition of CompuWeigh's SmartTruck system.
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Truck exits inbound probe station and is directed by the SmartTruck system to one of three receiving pits.
Alton Grain Case Study
After using CompuWeigh's GMS truck management software since 2001, Alton Grain decided to also upgrade to CompuWeigh's truck management software.
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Truck receiving operations at the AC Grain rail terminal in Dana, IN
AC Grain Case Study
To automate the inbound and outbound scales and coordinate the traffic flow, AC Grain selected a SmartTruck scale automation system from CompuWeigh Corp., Woodbury, CT.
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Western Consolidated, Holloway, MN
Western Consolidated Cooperative Case Study
Upgrades at West-Con now allow the coop to ship its wheat and soybeans to terminals on the Mississippi River and facilities in Chicago, IL. It also can ship corn to the Pacific Northwest or to feed markets in the West and South.
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Aventine, Pekin, IL 2015
Aventine Renewable Energy Case Study
SmartTruck is helping Aventine Renewable Energy process more trucks in less time, saving time and money.
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Aerial view of TopFlight Grain Co.’s rail terminal at Milmine, IL, with newest steel annex section
at lower left. Aerial photo by Steve Huey, Pekin, IL.
New Terminal for New Markets
Growmark affiliate builds a loop track shuttle loader in Western Illinois
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Aerial view of TopFlight Grain Co.’s rail terminal at Milmine, IL, with newest steel annex section
at lower left. Aerial photo by Steve Huey, Pekin, IL.
Putting Milmine on the Map
Topflight Grain adds 850,000 bushel rail loading annex on Norfork Southern
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The new 60,000-bph, fully automated CompuWeigh bulk weigh loadout scale at The Andersons’
grain elevator in Reading, MI, installed the second week of July 2013 designed to load 75-car
trains on the Indiana Northern short-line. Photos by Ed Zdrojewski.
Loadout Capacity Doubled
The Andersons replaces a bulkweigher in Michigan for longer unit trains
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Eastern Grain Marketing LLC’s new 2.4-million-bushel rail and container terminal west of Kankakee,
IL ready for startup at the end of September 2013. Aerial photo by Steve Huey, Pekin, IL.
Flexible Grain Handler
Eastern Grain Marketing ships grain both by railcar and by container
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Eastern Grain Marketing LLC’s new 2.4-million-bushel rail and container terminal west of Kankakee,
IL ready for startup at the end of September 2013. Aerial photo by Steve Huey, Pekin, IL.
Move for More Space
Minnesota Coop’s new rail terminal draws praise from patrons
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Auburn Bean & Grain, Standish MI Case Study
Northern Outpost
Auburn Bean & Grain adds rail terminal to serve northern half of Michigan using CompuWeigh 40,000-bph bulk weigh loadout scale
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Are you earning $30,000 Bonus?
Western Grain Marketing LLC’s new 4.6-million bushel rail ter minal north of Adair, IL, is designed to load 110-car shuttle trains on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Aerial photos by B&M Studio of Photography, Pekin, IL.
New Terminal for New Markets
Growmark affiliate builds a loop track shuttle loader in Western Illinois
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An inbound truck approaches the probe station at the Johnson Grain LLC rail terminal outside Waverly, IL. Here, a CompuWeigh SmartTruck RF reader will provide key data on the specific truck to the scalehouse operator. Photos by Ed Zdrojewski.
Johnson Grain, LLC Case Study
Illinois terminal uses SmartTruck system to unload over 900 trucks per day
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Railcar Tracking System
Railcar Tracking System
CompuWeigh Corporation has upgraded its Enterprise Logistics System (ELS) web-based inventory system with a new module that allows grain shippers, consignees, and owners to follow the movement of their railcars across North America.
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CHS, Inc. Case Study
CHS, Inc. Case Study
Case Study Automated Truck Receiving
Managing IP Grain
Managing IP Grain
CompuWeigh GMS Software keeps California Handler on Track
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Gateway to World Markets
At the groundbreaking for the facility, AGP CEO Marty Reagan shared his vision of "a steady flow of rail cars transporting agricultural products from the Midwest to the West Coast for connection with world markets."
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Shuttle Train Loading System
Shuttle Train Loading System
Compuweigh GMS Package to Make it Possible to Load 100 Cars in Under 15 Hours
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CRC's Total Automation System
CRC’s Total Automation System
Commodity Resource Corp.’s unique approach to the feed and fertilizer businesses at its new Caledonia, NY facility requires an equally unique approach to plant automation.
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A case study on what it takes to make the highest speed, most accurate bulkweighing scale system
A case study on what it takes to make the highest speed, most accurate bulkweighing scale system
CompuWeigh has always sold more bulkweighing scale controllers to the Grain industry than all its competitors combined. It was only recently however, that CompuWeigh also became the largest supplier of the physical scales themselves. This is because customers recognize that to get the best results, the scale and the controller must work seamlessly together and the best way to ensure this is to have one company take responsibility for both.
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New Venture Installs 60,000 bph Bulk Weigher
New Venture Installs 60,000 bph Bulk Weigher
New bulk weigh scale loadout tower at Floyd Valley Grain LLC in Hinton, IA, houses a 60,000-bph CompuWeigh bulk weigh loadout scale.
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Automation from Start to Finish
How Agmark's New Terminal is Controlled from Four Strategic Workstations
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A Light Harvest Year
A Light Harvest Year
Kokomo Grain Inc. in 2002 added 1.1 million bushels of storage space at its Amboy, IN rail loading terminal, in order to accommodate ever-larger harvests without having to pile grain on the ground (covered in the March/April 2003 issue of Grain Journal).
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Scale Talk: As Good As Gold
Scale Talk: As Good As Gold
"CompuWeigh's controller and Process Hopper Scales have been valuable tools in automating our production process and capturing the data we need to be more efficient"
In-Process Weigh Scale Yields Efficiency
In-Process Weigh Scale Yields Efficiency
Two global leaders in the production of plastic products wished to increase the efficiency and safety of their operations in the plastic “regrind” area, and to increase the amount and timeliness of information available to them on the overall process yield.
Bulked-Up Bulkweigher
Bulked-Up Bulkweigher
The centerpiece of the upgrade was a new 60,000-bph bulk weigh loadout scale manufactured by CompuWeigh Corp.
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Mini Bulk Weigher
Mini Bulk Weigher
Continuous Weighing Key to Soybean Processing Operation