CR Manufacturing can custom build a complete grain truck probe system designed to safely increase your speed and efficiency. Grain truck probes can be installed on your scale or remotely for improved truck staging for country elevators, livestock feeders, food plants, feed mills, grain terminals, ethanol plants, flour mills, unit train facilities. Grain sample lines can be underground or overhead.
When the grain probe operator can't see the top of the grain truck, a probe camera can pay for itself by saving you the money spent buying damaged tarp bows and straps.
Experience has shown that when trying to see the whole grain truck using a camera mounted on a tall pole, it is difficult to judge where the probe is positioned over the truck (depth perception).
On our Shuttle Grain Probe, the color bullet camera is mounted at the top of the grain probe and turns with the grain probe. At this location the probe stinger is always near the middle of the picture, regardless of where the probe is turned, and since the camera is only 8 to 12 feet away from the load, the problem of depth perception is almost eliminated.
Color cameras for grain truck probes allow you to see any trash on the top of the load and quickly determine what type of grain it is.
For the lower cost (compared to component camera systems), our customers are very impressed with the quality of picture and how operating the probe is much more convenient.
The newest video technology improvements have decreased the size and price while improving the quality of video cameras and monitors.
Individual Component Systems
For the highest quality system, the camera, lens, and enclosure are purchased separately along with the video monitor. We normally use this system on our Remote Probe Systems when the people sampling the trucks can not visually see the truck. High definition SDI 1080P Systems are available for "Plug & Play" installation. They do not require a server and can be more cost effective than digital cameras.
Camera Heated/Fan Cooled Enclosure
15" LCD Monitor
Complete Camera Systems
Also available are compete compact 'bullet' cameras. These cameras are small (about 1-1/2" diameter x 2-1/2" long), water-proof, very durable, and provide a high quality picture. These cameras are available in color and we commonly use them as a Probe Mounted Camera on our Shuttle Grain Probe when the probe operator can not see the top of the truck.
These cameras operate on 12VDC with 60 ft. of cord (longer lengths available). We have compete Color bullet cameras with 15" monitors (other sizes available) as a Camera Kit which can be easily installed to monitor rail load outs, traffic, security systems, or with our generic mounting bracket, they can be installed on brand 'X' grain probes as an Probe Mounted Camera.
Because of the size and durability, these cameras can be mounted almost anywhere, with the most common
applications being on grain probes to see the truck tarp bows and straps, and for rail load outs to check for 'leakers'.
We have complete, ready to install, camera kits available. The kit includes the camera, 15" LCD monitor (TV), camera power supply, camera mount, and 60 ft. of camera cord. The cameras come with the swivel socket mounting base as shown, and also available are
heavy-duty mounts for installations that are subject to vibration and wind. Longer camera cords are also available (up to 200 ft.)
Color cameras for grain truck probes require external lighting. Camera kits use the a 15" LCD TV, (smaller and larger monitors available).
Camera & TV Specs.
Color Bullet Camera Dimensions: 1-1/2" diam. x 2-1/2" long.
15" LCD Color TV Dimensions: 17" wide x 14" tall x 2" deep.
Camera Power: 12VDC @ 1/2amp. *
Power provided by small wall plug-in transformer (included)
Camera Lens: 3.5MM (at 10 ft. distance, provides a 13 ft. wide x 10 ft. high picture)
Monitor (TV) Power: 120VAC @ 1amp.
* Cameras are not intrinsically safe
Color Bullet Camera
15" LCD Flatscreen Monitor
Our service after the sale is unmatched in the industry!
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