BinMaster Level Controls & APM Automation Solutions Team Up to Launch 3DLevelScanner Technology in US & Canada


(Lincoln, Nebraska-January 31, 2009) BinMaster® Level Controls of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA and APM Automation Solutions Ltd of Tel Aviv, Israel announced an agreement designating BinMaster as a private label distributor of APM's 3DLevelScanner in the United States and Canada. Under the terms of the agreement, APM's patent pending technology will carry the BinMaster brand name and the 3DLevelScanner will be marketed, sold, installed and serviced by BinMaster's US-based personnel.

The 3DLevelScanner uses non-contact, dust penetrating technology to create a visual map of the material surface in storage and process bins. It measures the material surface at multiple points to accurately calculate the volume and mass, even in conditions where the material surface is highly irregular such as bins with multiple filling sites, very large bins, or for materials that tend to pile, clump or stick to the side of the bin. It is ideal for non-contact situations such as foods or pharmaceuticals, as the measurement device never touches the material. The 3DLevelScanner can work in small to very large bins - measuring bins up to 200' tall and 150' wide - and can also measure materials in pits, open bins, bulk storage rooms and warehouses.

"The 3DLevelScanner by APM provides BinMaster's customers with a unique alternative when challenged by high dust environments or in situations where the topography of the material in the bin is highly irregular," said Todd Peterson, BinMaster's vice president of sales. "BinMaster offers diverse level measurement solutions for the process industry ... APM's dust-penetrating technology profiles the surface the product inside the bin, ensuring highly accurate reporting for customers dealing with the toughest, dustiest or most sensitive inventory management problems that other technologies have not been able to solve."

Ofir Perl, APM's CEO commented, "BinMaster is an outstanding brand and the company has excelled in marketing, sales and support for the level controls industry for more than 40 years. Combining BinMaster's vast experience and infrastructure with APM's proprietary technology enables the two companies to solve the most challenging applications presented in powder and bulk solids measurement today. By offering unique solutions for all types of bins and materials, 3DLevelScanner will become an industry standard in the United States and Canada."

About BinMaster
BinMaster is a division of Garner Industries - an ISO 9001:2000 certified company established in 1953 and headquartered in a 75,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. BinMaster is strategically focused on designing, manufacturing and marketing reliable, proven sensoring devices for the measurement of bulk solid and liquid materials for the feed and grain, food, plastics, pulp & paper, power, mining, and concrete industries. The BinMaster product line is sold worldwide and features many diverse technologies for bin level indication and measurement, being well known for its SmartBob2 advanced inventory management solution. For more information about BinMaster, visit www.binmaster.com.

About APM
Privately held APM Automation Solutions Ltd. is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with its products sold and supported by a network of distributors in more than 20 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The company specializes in developing and manufacturing technologically innovative, effective and economical noncontact level measurement instruments for a range of industrial applications. More information can be found at www.apm-solutions.com.

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