Ready Data for Ready Mix! Powelectrics Telemetry Solutions for Construction Material Storage and Logistics

Posted on 02 Mar 2018

Powelectrics have recently delivered a remote silo monitoring telemetry project for Cemex, a multinational building materials company that manufactures and distributes cement, ready-mix concrete and aggregates in more than 50 countries.


Roger Taylor, Operations Manager, was looking at the load cells on his bulk powder silos. The data was being collected and fed into a site SCADA supervisory control and data acquisition system. This meant that bulk levels were known locally. 

Roger came to Powelectrics, because we specialise in connecting sensors to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Roger is responsible for 16 readymix and mortar facilities and he needed visibility of levels and alarms, wherever he was. The necessary coding to achieve this through his SCADA system would have been complex and costly.

Powelectrics were able to connect his existing sensors to our customisable data platform, MetronView, with a simple retrofit of our award-winning Metron telemetry device. The data is transmitted via GSM telemetry and then visible via the internet, on a computer, tablet or smartphone. Roger and other key stakeholders can now be instantly alerted if levels are incorrect, no matter where they are.

In addition, Roger can now collect and export historic readings, to analyse usage and trends. This assists Cemex in planning production and deliveries. Data held on MetronView can also be collected, using a simple API, for use in other management and planning software.

Powelectrics offer 25 years’ experience in sensing and telemetry. We work in partnership with our customers to offer them affordable, reliable and flexible solutions. Please give us a call if you would like to chat about your project. 01827 310 666.