Manufacturers utilizing bulk materials in bins, hoppers, or silos require accurate and reliable level detection to manage and process inventory and to minimize production delays. Industries such as plastic molding, food processing, and construction materials all rely on bulk materials. As these industries move ever closer to just in time (JIT) manufacturing, the ability to produce accurate, reliable, and repeatable level measurements is becoming increasingly important. Enter Dimetix laser distance sensors, which measure accurately at longer distances (≥30 meters up to 500 m) on a wide variety of materials, including gravel, dirt, food materials, foam—virtually any opaque target material. Even in the case of semitransparent plastic resin pellets, enough light is reflected back to the sensor to obtain accurate, reliable measurements.