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Railcar and Truck Loadout System

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What is the Railcar and Truck Loadout System from Eastern Instruments?

Eastern Instruments' Railcar and Truck Loadout System is designed to integrate directly into an existing loadout process. A CentriFlow Mass Flow Meter will mount directly after your existing shut off device, such as a slide gate, screw conveyor or rotary valve and typically only requires 3 feet of vertical space for installation. A total fill for each compartment will be entered into the CentriFlow Meter's electronics via the Loadout System's setup page. Automatic mode allows you to set up the entire rail car at once, while manual mode allows you to set up each compartment independently. The flow meter will measure the flow rate and total of product entering the railcar. When the total approaches the total fill for the compartment, the Loadout System will signal your PLC to stop flow automatically.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • SIMPLE INSTALLATION: Typical installations require only 3 feet of vertical height and can be set up and running within a single day. 
  • TWO MODES OF OPERATION: Manual Mode allows for customized control of individual fill cycles, while Automatic Mode allows for automatic sequencing of complex, multi-compartment fills. 
  • RUGGED CONSTRUCTION: The CentriFlow Meter is made of Anodized Aluminum and Stainless Steel components (All Stainless Steel models are available) and can be mounted outdoors directly in the elements. Various flow surfaces are available for the meter, including ceramic tile lined flow surfaces for especially abrasive materials. 
  • VERSATILITY: Can be used to fill both railcars and trucks with nearly any product that is being transported via gravity, including pellets, powders, grains and more. 
  • ADAPTABILITY: The unique fill algorithm that determines when to shut off the feed of product into the railcar/truck works independently of flow rate and will ract dynamically to changes in flow rate, even when flow rate changes during the fill. 
  • EXTREME ACCURACY: The fill accuracy of the Railcar and Truck Loadout System can be as accurate as +/-0.25%. 
  • UNIVERSAL DESIGN: The Railcar and Truck Loadout System is universal in design and can be used for nearly any setup where trucks or railcars are being filled.
  • EASY TO USE: The Loadout System comes with a color touchscreen HMI interface so that setup and use of the system is as easy as the push of a button.
  • SAMPLE RAILCAR INSTALLATION: Railcar and Truck Loadout System.