Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the most common questions and their answers.
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We use BinSentry every single day to validate scheduled deliveries and adjust orders in order to maximize bin fill, avoid feed outages and ensure livestock are still on track with projections.
Nicole, Wallenstein Feed & Supply
01. The Platform
BinSentry Horizon is BinSentry’s feed ordering platform ecosystem. It’s a cloud-based software that automates and streamlines your feed ordering and tracking processes where no sensor is required!
BinSentry Horizon enables you to manage all your feed orders, store feed levels data, confirm or edit suggested orders, receive order requests from customers and monitor feed projections in one platform – regardless of whether you have a sensor on each bin. You simply enter your bin-specific information into our system, set the inventory consumption rate, and then you’re all set to leverage the many benefits that our ordering automation software provides!
BinSentry Sensus is our bin monitoring sensor offering; our 3D sensor. BinSentry’s 3D sensor is the most accurate hardware-enabled monitoring, that connected to BinSentry Horizon unlocks all the features and tools of our software with the added benefit of real-time sensor data and insights such as:
- viewing feed flow in 3D;
- detecting irregularities in feed consumption;
- calculating exact order quantities;
- and tracking confirmed, late, or missed deliveries.
BinSentry’s powerful 3D Sensor provides you with 9,000x more detail than single-point sensors, allowing you to view the whole interior of your bins in 3D. This level of accuracy enables you to have holistic control of your feed production.
Yes. We have an open API that enables third parties to seamlessly integrate our software with theirs.
We already have software integrations with some of the world’s industry leaders in AgTech; Cargill Nutrition Cloud, Format Solutions, Boehringer Ingelheim, MTech Systems, and Agriness. More integrations are being added all the time!
Tech Fact: Our API can handle over 3,700 requests/sec which means a way better user experience for you!
Interested in integrating with BinSentry? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
02. 3D Sensor Technology
It’s 9,000 times better! Our sensor uses machine vision technology, providing you with a 3D image of your feed level surface allowing you to literally view a representation of the interior of the bin from any angle. Unlike single point sensors, which just read 1 data point (LiDAR, laser, and other technologies), BinSentry’s 3D sensor measures 9,000+ points on the feed surface (even when rat-holes occur), equipping you with the most accurate data even with the most challenging feed products.
Mounted to the lip of the feed bin hatch (no bin modification is required), our solar-powered and self-cleaning sensor measures the distance to the feed surface and converts this data into volume and tonnage. This information is then sent to our software so you can easily access real-time sensor data and make smarter decisions.
Seeing is Believing! Watch here how the sensor reads your feed!
Our 3D sensor is 9,000x more accurate than other technologies on the market. BinSentry’s 3D sensor approaches the accuracy levels achieved by load cells at a fraction of the cost.
03. 3D Sensor Installation
04. Subscription Service
Our platform is based on a SaaS (Software as a Service) monthly basis subscription model. You just have to sign up for BinSentry Horizon with a few clicks. If you’d like to add BinSentry Sensus, our Sales team is happy to help.
Volume and term length discounts are available. Learn how we can tailor our solution to your organization’s needs!
There are no additional fees or hidden costs. Everything is included in your monthly cost of either BinSentry Horizon or BinSentry Sensus!
Even with BinSentry Sensus – our 3D sensor add-on – , you don’t pay any installation or service costs (if a sensor should require service). You also get a lifetime warranty for the duration of the agreement.
Both BinSentry Horizon and BinSentry Sensus offer you a lifetime warranty for the duration of your agreement.
- eliminate costly maintenance and repair fees;
- manage your expenses with one easy monthly payment;
- reduce service visits and biosecurity risks, thanks to over-the-air updates;
- constantly stay up to date with the latest user updates via software dashboard and notifications.