Automated Loading Solutions


The DCL SmartLoader™ allows for fully automatic, hands-free truck loading
One of the many innovations that has made DCL the industry leader.


We all know that time is money, but so is human motion. Each time an employee must get in and out of, or move, a vehicle … or reposition a piece of equipment, there’s a cost attached to it. DCL has been a leader in finding ways to automate bulk loading systems – to make them more efficient for you.


Automatically detects truck or railcar hatch opening and positions loading spout.

DCL offers a large selection of ventilation modules from 85 to 750 square feet of filter media. Exhaust fans can be sized up to 6000 CFM.

PUSH BUTTON CONTROL PANELS: Push button control panels from small two button spout control to sloped top enclosures for complete loadout system control. Push button pendants, wireless or conventional hard wired with 20’ of SO cord.

PLC CONTROL PANELS: PLC (Programmable Logic Control) panels sized to match the system providing less field wiring and improved maintenance and trouble shooting ability. VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection can be added to a PLC system to allow DCL to remotely access and troubleshoot, allowing DCL the ability to make PLC changes remotely and diagnose and possibly fix a problem without having to send a field technician.

HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE CONTROL: HMI (Human Machine Interface) provides all the function of conventional push button control plus allows for graphic viewing of the system in operation. Also provides greater alarm indication and data logging for scheduling preventive maintenance.

CLOSED CIRCUIT CAMERA CONTROL: CCC (Closed Circuit Camera) system includes required camera(s) and viewing monitor to allow a truck driver to align their truck hatch with the loading spout as they drive into the loadout station.

MOTOR STARTER PANELS: Motor starter panels, either stand alone or incorporated with the push button control panel or PLC panel, providing motor control for all of the systems three phase motors.

LOADOUT AUTOMATION: The SmartLoader™ vision system is at the center of our recommended plant loadout automation system design. The SmartLoader™ Vision is a PC based system which can be integrated with bucket elevators, silo volume, flow control, truck scales, and the plant billing system. This allows for a truck driver to never leave his truck and drive away with a receipt in hand.