The phrase was used in Arabic texts as far back as the tenth century. Knowledge has always been a strategic asset, enabling better control and decision making, but whilst the concept is ancient, the way we gather data, the sheer volume of data and our ability to share and analyse data proliferates at a bewildering pace!
‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) solutions collect, manage and organise information from a huge range of products and machines that are connected via the internet. This information often comes from sensors.
Powelectrics offer telemetry which interfaces with sensors, making data available via web portals and API’s, enabling data to be cost effectively collected from products and machines wherever they may be. We offer a range of hardware solutions and a powerful software platform. You can start receiving data within minutes of opening the box, eliminating development and integration costs.
Reliable, Proven, Secure, Flexible and Affordable
No Development, No Coding
Easily Branded Software and Hardware
Setup With a Simple Wizard
Compatible With Tens of Thousands of Sensors
Thousands of award-winning ‘Metron’ devices are deployed globally, in sectors including chemical and petrochemical, food production and distribution, transport, security, public transport, water and waste, environmental and factory automation.
Metron devices accept any sensor offering a 4-20 mA or 0-10 volt output, offering a ‘plug and play’ solution for monitoring tens of thousands of sensors, including flow, level, pressure, temperature, vibration, noise, wind speed & direction, humidity, pH and many more. Our technology supports analogue, digital and pulse inputs.
Flexible, Reliable and Affordable
Metrons are exceptionally flexible, able to use external power, internal battery or solar cell, meaning they can be used even in truly remote environments. Devices control power to the sensors and are remotely programmable, with a simple wizard for setup.
Metrons have four inputs, so you can use one device and SIM to monitor up to four sensors. The integral display helps with setup and test in-situ and units can be remotely configured via our software. Metron technology replaces chart recorders, data loggers, digital displays & costly local gauges and devices are weatherproof.
Metrons offer integral low-cost GSM/GPRS communications with intelligent power management that maximises battery life and signal, to ensure that communication is as reliable as possible.
See Your Data Wherever and Whenever You Need It
Powelectrics data collection and viewing platform, Metron View, is a web-based data logger, offering real-time data monitoring, via your preferred browser, direct to your computer, tablet or smart phone.
See graphs and tables quickly online.
Receive user-defined alerts if thresholds are breached.
Change configuration via the web - tag names, scaling, data frequency and more
Export data into other platforms
Metron View can be badged with corporate colours and logos, so it appears as your own. It can be customised, delivering bespoke data displays, reports and data exports to suit the way you work. Unusually, Powelectrics even offer an open protocol, with the API in place so that our solutions can be easily integrated into other control and management systems. Customers may also host our software on their own servers. “Micro sites” can be created quickly and affordably to present data in your preferred format.
Tank Level - Metron solutions accommodate any shape or height of tank – gas, liquids, powders and granules, cutting logistics costs, enhancing service agreements, helping tie customers in and preventing theft, run-outs and safety breaches. Projects include diesel, heating oil, LPG, milk, AdBlue, animal feeds, construction additives and waste.
Condition Monitoring – Metrons are used to monitor essential plant & machinery to give early warning of failure and prevent costly stoppages. Projects include monitoring temperature, humidity and vibration on airport x-ray units, monitoring level, pressure and flow in pumping stations and temperature in server rooms, cell towers, food stores and even ice-rinks!
Public Transport- Projects include monitoring fuel levels, bearing and rail temperatures, battery chargers, whistle boards and water dosing. A solution used by Virgin Trains incorporation our technology was highly commended at the 2015 Modern Railway Innovation Awards!
Counting – Metrons have been used to measure the number of people visiting showrooms and using public footpaths.
Public Safety- Metrons are used to verify that klaxons sound at pedestrian crossings when trains pass and that beacons are warning people when firing ranges are in use.
Powelectrics Metron telemetry solutions offer the simplicity, flexibility, reliability and affordability to be considered for an extensive and expanding range of applications. Please contact us on 01827 310666 to discuss your applications with a product specialist and arrange a demo of what our solutions can offer your business.