CASE STUDY

CompuWeigh Corp.

NEW VENTURE INSTALLS 60,000 BPH BULK WEIGHER

When Tim Fiala moved to Hinton, IA earlier this year to serve as terminal manager for Floyd Valley Grain LLC (712-947- 4212), he was already familiar with CompuWeigh bulk weigh loadout systems from previous jobs at elevators in Iowa and Nebraska.

 New bulk weigh scale loadout tower at Floyd Valley Grain LLC in Hinton, IA, houses a 60,000-bph CompuWeigh bulk weigh loadout scale.


New bulk weigh scale loadout tower at Floyd Valley Grain LLC in Hinton, IA, houses a 60,000-bph CompuWeigh bulk weigh loadout scale.

If it were my decision, I personally wouldn’t use anything else, he says about the Woodbury, CT based manufacturer (203-262-9400).

The terminal, currently under construction and scheduled for completion around July 1 is a joint venture between Farmers Cooperative Co. in Hinton and Ag Processing Inc. (AGP), Omaha, NE. The 60,000-bph bulk weigh scale is housed in a 140-foot-tall slip form concrete tower, between two tracks. When completed, the system will be able to load 110-car unit trains through spouts on opposite sides of the tower. Previously, the local elevator loaded 54-car half trains, utilizing an old 20,000-bph bulk weigh scale that was just worn out.

Fiala notes that the scale is equipped with CompuWeigh’s GMS-4000 software, which utilizes an RF tag reader and a national railcar database to automatically calculate the correct weight for each car.

Look for more in-depth coverage of this project in a future issue.

Reprinted from May/June 2003 Issue of Grain Journal

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