Agriculture is a key part of the Australian economy. Delivering rice, flour, grain products, sugar, beans and other edible products to consumers across the globe involves a complex process that depends on accuracy.

Various instruments deliver this precision, allowing flour mills, granaries and other food processing facilities to determine how much product they handle in a single day. In addition, such devices ensure goods are safe to consume.

SRO Technology specialises in installing, customising, configuring, repairing and commissioning a wide variety of measurement solutions for the agricultural sector. Our team of experienced technicians have the knowledge and resources required to develop instrumentation solutions that not only support accurate operations, but ensure facilities are performing at optimal levels.


The instruments agriculture needs

Companies that collect, store, process or deliver food typically use a selection of several instruments to support their plants. Throughout our time delivering services to the food sector, we’ve identified the following measurement devices as essential to agricultural operations:

  • Level measurement instruments help workers calculate silo capacities for filling and loading purposes. Using laser, gravemetric, radar or ultrasonic technologies, these devices also reduce the chances of workers sustaining injuries by eliminating the need for them to climb silo bins and manually deduce levels.
  • Belt weighing solutions enable facilities to measure the exact amount of product processed each shift. Positioned horizontally and vertically with adjacent rollers and support structures, belt weighers help accountants develop accurate invoices for customers.
  • Tramp metal detection systems are designed to detect small metal particles from food products, serving as components of quality assurance efforts. In many ways, these instruments play an important part in ensuring goods are safe for people to consume.
  • Feeders allow employees to control exactly how much product enters specific equipment. These instruments are particularly important when different materials are mixed to create finished goods such as chocolate.

The manner in which facilities use the aforementioned instruments depends on what sort of processes are taking place. For example, in flour mills and grain silos, we typically place belt scales after loading hoppers, driers, milling operations and silos. Installing these devices on loading equipment is also important, because doing so allows accountants to learn exactly how much product facilities transported to customers.

In addition, some laws require food processing facilities to install metal detectors. Between ensuring products are healthful and preventing equipment damage, using these instruments is good business sense.


How we approach instrumentation

SRO Technology’s primary mission is to deliver instrumentation solutions. This requires us to develop comprehensive assessments of different agricultural operations to understand the impact of various instruments.

We often find that some devices, such as level measurement and belt weighing instruments, are not calibrated properly based on the facilities in which they’re used. After conducting a thorough review of client facilities, we scrutinise specific instruments to determine whether any discrepancies are hindering performance or productivity.

If need be, we’ll repair or replace instruments that are not appropriate for given operations, although this isn’t always required. Ultimately, the goal is to reduce asset costs while increasing their strategic value and contribution to the client.


Why SRO Technology?

SRO Technology offers a comprehensive range of measurement solutions and services to the agriculture sector. Between design, commissioning, installation and repair, our team is dedicated to assisting food processing companies make the most of their instrumentation.

If you’d like to learn more about our offerings, call our New South Wales office at +61 2 9525 3077, our Queensland office at +61 7 3395 6136, our Western Australia Office at +61 8 9441 3201 or send an email to