Sensing and Telemetry News
As we enter Q3, Powelectrics normally publish news on the year to date and our plans for new products, services, exhibitions, seminars, appointments and so on. The whole world has faced an unexpected and formidable challenge and like everyone, Powelectrics has needed to adapt to our new environment. Dave Oakes, Powelectrics MD tells us more.
Many happy returns to Powelectrics MD, Dave Oakes, who has just celebrated his 50th birthday!
COVID-19 has changed so much! How do we return to some form of normality in a safe way, minimising risk and exposure- for employees, for customers and for CEO's wanting to do the right thing & not fall foul of corporate manslaughter legislation!
Stephen Howes, Siemens product Manager has reviewed Powelectrics Metron4 IoT device for his YouTube channel. “Really simple to use, out-of-the box, really user-friendly web interface.” See the video review here.
Powelectrics IoT technology allows Speedy Services to offer the latest fuel level telemetry & refuel in time. Speedy's fPod® is the perfect choice for fuel storage on unattended sites & guarantees you won't run out of fuel.
The RSPB use Powelectrics Metron telemetry to remotely monitor water levels at a number of reserves. This project at Lodmoor, Weymouth helps manage water levels so the edge habitat can be created for key species, such as bittern and marsh harriers.
Powelectrics offer nearly 30 years’ sensor experience & supply sensors from over 100 reputable manufacturers. We are the UK distributor for EGE high quality flow controllers, infrared, opto and ultrasonic sensors, capacitive proximity switches, light barriers and inductive proximity switches. Always at the forefront of technology, EGE now offer an exceptional range of low temperature proximity switches for easy direct connection in ATEX zones 0/20.
Team Powelectrics are working differently, to keep helping your business work differently! We are experts in connecting sensors to the cloud & fully open for business! Remote monitoring has never been so important!
FUELlink Systems have selected a Powelectrics IIoT solution so their customer, a local distillery can remotely monitor fuel levels and ensure that fuel does not run low and they keep their spirits up!
Coronavirus is foremost in the minds of many at this time. Powelectrics wish to assure our customers, partners and colleagues that we are monitoring the latest updates and information about the global COVID-19 outbreak and taking appropriate measures to ensure we safeguard the health of our employees and preserve our ability to operate.
Powelectrics offer 30 years’ sensor experience & supply sensors from over 100 reputable manufacturers. We are the UK distributor for EGE high quality flow controllers, infrared, opto and ultrasonic sensors, capacitive proximity switches, light barriers and inductive proximity switches. Always at the forefront of technology, EGE have just launched a dynamic flow sensor for detecting microdoses (minimal pulsating flow rates from 0.02 ml). Suitable for most common liquids: water, alcohol, oil & fluid grease.
Welcome to Powelectrics new, improved website! In line with our ambition to make life as easy as possible for our customers, we have been working hard to make our web site more intuitive and informative!
Powelectrics offer 25 years’ sensor experience & supply sensors from over 100 reputable manufacturers. We are the UK distributor for EGE high quality flow controllers, infrared, opto and ultrasonic sensors, capacitive proximity switches, light barriers and inductive proximity switches.
EGE has developed a new generation of level controllers with guided microwave, incorporating an IO-Link interface to enable continuous PLC access for simple data processing.
Powelectrics Partner Bonner Have Incorporated Metron IoT Technology Into A Compliance Solution For the Chemical Industry
Powelectrics Metron telemetry is being deployed by Bonner, one of Ireland’s leading instrumentation specialists, to ensure that their chemical industry customer can meet stringent environmental commitments and maintain their operating licence.
It is now 2 years since Dave Oakes took over as Powelectrics' MD. 2019 was another ground-breaking year, reaping the benefits of our R&D programme, internal restructuring and market re-alignment. In this article, Dave tells us what made 2019 so special and what to look out for this year. Lets hope he has 20-20 vision!
Powelectrics offer 25 years’ sensor experience & supply sensors from over 100 reputable manufacturers. We UK distributor for EGE high quality flow controllers, infrared, opto and ultrasonic sensors, capacitive proximity switches, light barriers and inductive proximity switches.
EGE has developed a new compact, rugged MDVH amplifier with enhanced sensitivity for its System 3000 industrial metal detector.
Tag Systems are using Powelectric’s Metron IIoT kit to monitor hybrid-powered CCTV towers, which ensure site security and maintain insurance conditions. This m2m solution alerts staff to maintenance needs, preventing breakdown, protecting kit, improving service and reducing costs for both Tag and their customers!
Powelectrics celebrated another extraordinary year in a rather extraordinary way …with a delicious Japanese meal at Shogun in Birmingham’s iconic ‘The Cube’. We were treated to a gastronomic and theatrical experience! Some of our number were even persuaded to participate in the entertainment...
Powelectrics are delighted to welcome Ian Bourke, who joined the Powelectrics team in September as our Finance and Operations Manager. He is already having a major impact, streamlining and automating our internal procedures in preparation for the future growth of the business. Learn more about Ian here.
Trans-Auto AB Choose Powelectrics as Telemetry Partner for Their IoT Oil Condition Monitoring Solution
Powelectrics are delighted to be selected as Trans-Auto’s partner to develop a unique IIoT oil condition monitoring solution. This highly innovative Industry 4.0 technology will allow customers and maintenance specialists to see near real-time data and receive alerts from locations remote to the actual operation.
Powelectrics Industry 4.0 Solution Helps Craggs Energy Improve Site Safety, Stock Control and Logistics
Powelectrics have delivered an Industry4.0 Metron telemetry solution to Craggs Energy who supply over 50 million litres of fuels and lubricants pa around the UK. Its ensures depot tanks are stocked and ready to fill fleets for daily deliveries and allows Craggs to plan logical, efficient distribution routes.
At Powelectrics, we strive to offer cutting edge technology in a practical, user-friendly format, so that our customers can focus on their core business. Our standard range is truly ‘plug n play’. We also understand that global m2m is not a ‘one size fits all’ business!! Here we outline the little tweaks and major adaptations we can offer to ensure we deliver the right solution for your application.
Powelectrics Metron4 Enclosure is Designed for Global IoT Telemetry Applications ... Even in Temperatures -25 to +65°!!
At Powelectrics, we pride ourselves on using over 25 years’ experience in sensors and instrumentation to offer the highest quality and most application specific Industry 4.o solutions. We design and supply our own Metron telemetry IoT hardware & software, using best in class components and skills. This article looks at our robust, proven IP67 Metron4 enclosure.
Revved Up and Ready To Show! Powelectrics Demonstrate Their Latest Remote Condition Monitoring Technology for Rail at the RVE Show!
Powelectrics demonstrated their latest IoT technology for rail at the RVE Show. (Rail Vehicles and Enhancements) Visitors saw live demos of the brand new Metron4 IoT telemetry device & Sigfox units fully integrated to our MetronView cloud, showing how remote condition monitoring helps control, maintain and protect assets and critical processes.
This years’ Sensors & Instrumentation Live was a huge success, boasting over 60 specialist exhibitors from the worlds of sensors, measurement, monitoring and control, around 2000 visitors, an Engineering Symposium, Enterprise Hub and a new ‘Innovation in Action’ feature, where we launched our brand new Metron4 IoT hardware!
Meet Powelectrics brand new Metron4! The Metron4 delivers truly innovative Industry 4.0 hardware. It supports 2G, but also 4G (CatM1 & NB1) and hugely expands Powelectrics capacity for edge processing and interfacing with third party kit within the Metron solution. With solar, battery and external power options, compact IP67 enclosure and operational temperatures - 25 to +65°C, Metron4 is an ideal sensor gateway in a vast range of global environments and applications!
‘Connected Sensor’ specialists, Powelectrics, have delivered an Industry 4.0 energy metering solution to a large film and TV studio in the UK using Enless Sigfox technology. The Sigfox network now covers 90% of the UK population and Powelectrics have fully integrated a range of Sigfox hardware into their MetronView cloud
We are delighted to welcome Jen Mortiboy to the Powelectrics team! Jen joins us as an Internal Sales Engineer, having recently graduated from Leeds University and Pareto Law’s prestigious graduate selection process. Learn more about our adventurous thespian here.
Great news! The rapid expansion of the UK Sigfox network has continued at pace! In August 2019, the UK network reached over 1800 base stations, covering an amazing 90% of the UK population! This is planned to increase to 2000 base stations, with 95% coverage by the end of 2019!! Powelectrics are an official Sigfox partner, offering a range of Sigfox devices, fully integrated to our MetronView Cloud.
Powelectrics Proudly Feature In Speedy Case Study Using IoT To Achieve Low Emissions on Costain-Skanska Crossrail Rail Project
Powelectrics Industry4.0 technology helps Speedy generators support London's 'Low Emission Zone' and meet environmentally-friendly NRMM guidelines (Non-Road Mobile Machinery). Speedy’s innovative approach involves installing generators with diesel particulate filters, supported by Speedy’s Managed Service Solution. Powelectrics m2m telemetry monitors fuel level in tanks to maintain a reliable supply of 100% polished fuel.
This Jack is certainly not a dull boy! Powelectrics are delighted to welcome Jack Walker, who comes with a Masters in Finance & Administration from @Derby University. He’ll support our Financial Controller, look after Health & Safety, installations and sourcing components for our many custom solutions …. And he has a rather eclectic mix of leisure activities!!!
Powelectrics are delighted to have been selected as IoT telemetry partner for Ayton Gas Management. This collaboration, using the latest Industry 4.0 technologies, has resulted in a more automated, less labour intensive, safer and more reliable method for storing and ordering industrial gases.
It’s been another exciting few months at Powelectrics, so we thought it was time to catch up with Dave! Here, he updates us on a whirlwind of seminars, exhibitions, new team members, international partners, communication networks and product development …and somehow manages to reference Manchester City …again!
This week Powelectrics were proud to exhibit at the inaugural Rolling Stock Networking event this week! This brand new rail show offered 130 exhibitors from the UK, Canada, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Sweden & the US covering a broad range of innovative technologies for freight and passenger rolling stock and eight industry speakers.
Powelectrics extend a very warm welcome to Steph, who has joined our Finance and Admin Team, bringing management accounts and business administration experience from a variety of roles. As well as taking responsibility for various accounts functions and office duties, she will be using her organisational skills to review operational procedures and provide accurate data for predictive and strategic planning. Find out more about Steph here!
Powelectrics Demonstrate Latest IoT Solutions on Porterbrook’s Inspirational Innovation Hub at RailLive 2019
Powelectrics were delighted to be selected to demonstrate our IoT technology at Porterbrook’s pioneering ‘Innovation Hub’ launched at RailLive 2019. Our visitors saw live data from sensors on the Hub & data from moving trains around the UK, showing how remote condition monitoring can provide the knowledge needed to improve reliability, performance, safety and comfort.
Powelectrics have delivered an Industry 4.0 ‘connected sensor’ solution to a global savoury snacks and confectionery business with manufacturing plants in the UK. They were looking for an IoT solution that could enhance the capabilities of local gauges and SCADA systems to improve efficiency and increase margins in a notoriously cost-driven industry.
Powelectrics offer you 25 years’ experience in connecting sensors, firstly through radio telemetry, then GSM/GPRS and now through a broad range of communication technologies, depending on the application. Here we look in a little more detail at the Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) that are most relevant to our IIoT customer base.
Powelectrics Deliver a ‘Connected Sensor’ Solution To Improve Safety and Efficiency & Reduce Environmental Risk and Costs
Powelectrics have delivered several ‘connected sensor’ solutions for a major supplier of oil industry and environmental services. For this Industry 4.0 project, our customer wished to improve safety and efficiency at a multi-tank waste transfer station. Now, the risk of an overspill is dramatically reduced along with the safety and environmental risks and the expense of either emergency collections or clean-up operations.
Powelectrics Are Selected To Collaborate With Keele University On Their Ambitious Smart Energy Network Demonstrator
Powelectrics are delighted to be have been invited to participate in Keele University’s ground-breaking SEND programme. SEND stands for Smart Energy Network Demonstrator. This immense project is a European first … a world-class demonstrator facility for smart energy research and development in a life-size laboratory!
Powelectrics are UK distributor for EGE’s range of quality flow, level, pressure and proximity sensors including ATEX certified proximity switches for extreme ambient temperatures. IGEXHa and IGEXPa series withstand ambient temp up to +140 °C. IGEXPa "polar" are suitable down to -60 °C. Zones 0/20. IP69. M12, M18 & M30 designs. More info here.
Powelectrics have delivered a connected sensor solution to a customer who recycles waste cloths and leathers into brand new, usable products. This process creates waste products of its own and our IoT solution help ensure it is collected in a timely manner. Waste should never spill over, production is uninterrupted and collections are scheduled to minimise disruption.
Come and See Powelectrics Latest IoT wireless sensor network for Rail Technology at RailLive on 19-20 June
Powelectrics are delighted to have been selected to demonstrate our IoT technology at Porterbrook’s pioneering Innovation Hub, which will be launched at RailLive in June! We are creating a wireless sensor network, monitoring various parameters across the train. We will use the latest LPWAN technologies such as Sigfox to demonstrate how remote condition monitoring & reliable sensor data can provide knowledge to improve reliability, performance & comfort.
Powelectrics work with many environmental businesses, in projects ranging from waste collection and reservoir monitoring to water level management for wildlife habitat creation and sewage pumping. For this Industry 4.0 ‘solution, our customer is a UK supplier of environmental services and their client is a major retail chain with thousands of stores and several enormous distribution depots in strategic locations. Branded vehicles fuel up from huge tanks on the depots. Our IoT ensures they receive timely deliveries and protects them from fuel theft.
Powelectrics have delivered a ‘connected sensor’ solution to a customer with several sites generating standby power for National Grid. As the UK becomes more reliant on intermittent renewable power generation, a need has been created for highly responsive, on-demand generation capacity to ensure a secure, sustainable electricity system for the nation. It is essential that such power is always available when called upon and the Powelectrics solution helps with that!
Powelectrics MD, Dave Oakes, talks about Q1 and our exciting IoT innovations, including the new Metron4 with 4G comms (NBIoT/Cat M1) and the redesign of Metron2 firmware to allow for easy customisation for bespoke applications. We are building our human resources for future growth and integrating even more third party M2M devices into our MetronView cloud, most recently the Thingsee multichannel datalogger with integrated sensors.
So ….its April 1st ….. but we know Powelectrics customers are no fools! We asked our followers on LinkedIn to participate in a little quiz: Which of the following has NOT been part of a Powelectrics ‘connected sensor’ solution?
A Vibration on luggage x-ray machines
B The temperature of pheasants
C Water levels in fields of solar panels
D The volume of rainfall in Manchester
E CO2 levels in people’s bedrooms
Powelectrics are delighted to welcome Jaspal Dhaliwal as the newest member of our Technical Team!! Jas is an Electronics, Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer undertaking survey, installation and service work across the full range of Powelectrics ‘connected sensor’ solutions. Find out more about him here.
Powelectrics were delighted to welcome Ugur Gül from Di-Soric to the UK this week! Some of the Powelectrics sales team attended the recent Di-Soric Partners’ Meeting in Dusseldorf and Ugur came to train the rest of the team on the latest developments and to co-host an IO-Link / Industry 4.0 Seminar held for our factory automation customers.
Powelectrics have delivered an IoT solution for a major supplier of environmental services. Their end user is a telecoms company with transmission facilities around the UK. Some are not connected to the sewage system and have septic tanks to collect waste, which must be emptied before filling or over-spilling. The Powelectrics connected sensor solution avoids the need to physically check tanks or guess when they need emptying!
Powelectrics connect the world of sensors and the Internet of Things, offering 25 years’ sensor experience, our own telemetry devices and extensive experience integrating third party hardware. Our MetronView data platform is a standalone cloud, with a standard API, which means data can be simply collected by existing platforms or by bespoke application-specific portals, created by us or by our customers. The API also allows integration to software like Navision, SAP, SCADA and platforms like IBM Watson, Microsoft Azure, AWS and Miimetiq.
Powelectrics have delivered an Industry 4.0 solutions for a major supplier of environmental services. Our connected sensor solution is installed at electricity sub-stations, where oil is collected from transformer bunds. The oil is skimmed off and put into IBCs. Level sensors in the IBCs are connected to our MetronView cloud via Powelectrics Metron2 m2m devices and alerts sent when collection is required.
Powelectrics were delighted to support di-soric’s partner meeting last week in Dusseldorf. Having designed solutions in industrial image processing and identification for over 30 years, it was clear their success is destined to continue through strong management vision, a great team and heavy investment in product development and manufacturing facilities. We got hands on training on many new products, plus great applications ideas from fellow partners.
Spotlight on EGE Sensors … and Their New IECEx Certified Signal Processing Units To Facilitate International Trade In Projects Involving Explosive Atmospheres
Powelectrics are proud to be UK distributors for EGE-Elektronik, who have developed special purpose sensors for automation since 1976. Their portfolio includes flow controllers, infrared, opto and ultrasonic sensors, capacitive proximity switches, light barriers and inductive proximity switches. Always innovative, they have just released IECEx-certified signal processing units for their growing range IECEx-approved two-wire sensors. This will help businesses use sensors in many more locations and applications without the need for lengthy and expensive additional certifications.
“Sensors As A Service”. Powelectrics Technology Offers Platform Providers The Opportunity To Bring Reliable Sensor Data Securely Into Their Cloud
Simply use our reliable, robust and affordable hardware and our secure, scalable software with its common API to integrate this sensor data. Many businesses monitor their physical processes by connecting sensors to monitoring and control technology. We help you channel those ‘data streams’ into your ‘data lake’. You can augment the service you provide, using our versatile, internationally proven technology to gain immediate, risk-free market entry.
Powelectrics invite you to an IO-Link event In Lichfield on 20 March. IO-Link enables the development of sensors and actuators that produce and consume enriched sets of data to optimize automated processes. Together with our sensor partners Di-Soric, we are delighted to present an opportunity to learn more about IO-Link. Places are limited, so please secure your place.
Pumping Up The Volume … of Water! Powelectrics Pump Station Condition Monitoring Solution Ensures Peak Performance!
Powelectrics deliver a complete condition monitoring system for a pumping station. Water is pumped from a borehole through a set of tanks and filters. Powelectrics IoT technology is used to monitor tank level, pre and post filter pressure, faults on the UV filter and the inlet & outlet water flow.
Dave Oakes has been Powelectrics MD for a year. 2018 was a milestone year for strategic realignment & growth. In this article, Dave reviews our market position and the Powelectrics offer and outlines our future plans.
Powelectrics have delivered an Industry 4.0 solution to a major provider of maintenance services to the renewable energy sector. They maintain solar installations throughout the UK for asset owners, who sell power to the National Grid to generate profit for pension funds etc. If sites flood, production stops, so they came to us for an IoT remote flood warning solution.
Powelectrics Enables the Internet of Things To Improve Safety & Margins for International Hygiene Products Business
Powelectrics has delivered a bespoke Industry 4.0 solution to a multinational supplier of health & hygiene products. They take high volume deliveries of LPG into pressurised tanks. Tanks were part of local SCADA systems, but other key stakeholders can now see tank level data and trends too, including HSE Management, Maintenance, Purchasing and Production Planning, improving safety and efficiency.
Powelectrics Industry 4.0 Solution Ensures Home Heating and Ventilation System DeIivers Environmental and Cost Benefits
Powelectrics IoT technology is monitoring environmental conditions in a new housing development with highly energy-efficient ventilation and heat recovery systems. Our m2m solution connects a range of sensors to the cloud to measure temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide. This checks the system is functioning efficiently, reducing environmental impact and heating bills and protecting the infrastructure of the homes and health of the occupants.
As 2018 draws to a close, Powelectrics went out to celebrate an extraordinary year. Dave Oakes, Powelectrics MD, wanted to thank the whole team for their fabulous efforts throughout this pivotal year. Staff and partners were invited to a ‘Christmas Wonderland’ themed party at Birmingham’s NEC.
Powelectrics Telemetry Solution & MetronTMS Portal Helps Get Brewers Waste Recycled Into Animal Feed
Powelectrics have delivered comprehensive ‘connected sensor’ solution to a customer who collects food and beverage waste to produce animal feed. Our M2M solution assists nationwide logistics by monitoring tank levels at suppliers sites, customers sites and their own network of depots using MetronView middleware and MetronTMS, our tank monitoring portal for customers who deliver or collect bulk gases, liquids, powders or granules to/from tanks.
Powelectrics IoT Solution Helps Innovative House Builder Demonstrate The Green Credentials of Their Energy-Efficient Homes
Powelectrics IoT ‘connected sensor’ solution lets housebuilder prove green credentials to investors and potential buyers. We monitor temperature, humidity, hot & cold water usage and electricity consumption for their super energy efficient designs.
Powelectrics MD, Dave Oakes, has just returned from attending the SPS IPC Drives exhibition in Nuremburg.We were delighted that the ‘connected sensor’ concept we have so actively developed and promoted was central to all discussion, from IO-Link to our own MetronView middleware offering connectivity sales to sensor suppliers and as a means of getting reliable sensor data securely into the cloud for platform providers of all sizes.
Powelectrics Technology Gives Sensor Suppliers An Additional, Ongoing Revenue Stream By Offering Their Customers Connected Sensor Data. Introducing ... ‘Platform As A Service’
Powelectrics offer sensor providers the opportunity to gain additional and ongoing revenue, by selling connectivity along with their sensors. Use our reliable, robust and affordable hardware and software, badged as your own. Proven in multiple industries & applications, all over the world. Open up new applications, sell more sensors, fulfil existing customer needs … with no risk!
Powelectrics have developed a bespoke solution to monitor industrial waste compactors. Based on existing control panels, it allows levels to be seen & alarms received remotely by management and collection companies. This solution eliminates human error, enables logical, efficient collections & minimises impact on production and the environment. Monitoring the fault light adds condition monitoring to the solution.
Powelectrics Deliver River Level Monitoring To Help Environmental Business Store Chemicals Safely & Protect Local Ecology In Case of Flood
A Powelectrics ‘connected sensor’ solution has been installed to help a riverside business protect the local ecology in the event of a flood. Our customer stores chemicals on a site adjacent to the River Sett in Derbyshire. The Environment Agency identified that there was a risk to local flora and fauna if there was a flood, so they needed a solution to actively monitor water levels.
Powelectrics award-winning range of Metron2 telemetry devices can be used for control as well as monitoring. Many Industry 4.0 solutions we deliver are primarily for the purpose of monitoring key processes and providing alerts when specific events occur. However, it is also common for our customers to use Metron2-based M2M solutions for on/off control. A great example is using relay control to manage pump activity.
Powelectrics M2M Solution Ensures Sewage Gets Pumped, so Sports Centre Customers Can Get Their Iron Pumped!
Powelectrics has provided a ‘connected sensor’ solution to monitor and control the sewage pumping station of a large sports complex. The site is in constant use & pump failure could lead to closure, depriving fitness enthusiasts and party goers of their facilities until a clean-up is arranged.
Bomac Electric Select Powelectrics As Their Telemetry Partner for Their Groundbreaking Automated Oil Management System
Powelectrics have partnered with Bomac Electric to develop a unique modular automated oil management system. This IoT solution enables fast food outlets, food manufacturers and other users of oils and fats to monitor oil usage, minimise manual handling and reduce environmental risk. This photo shows Bomac’s Technical Director, Richard Bowen with their 850 litre indoor containment tank complete with the Metron2 IoT solution and connected ancillaries.
Many of our customers are in regular contact with the Powelectrics Sales Team, Office Team and Tech Support. What about the backstage crew?? Most people never meet the Production Team … the unsung heroes who snip and clip, inspect and assemble behind the scenes! Please allow us to introduce Lettie..
Powelectrics have delivered several projects for a major supplier of oil industry and environmental services aimed at making businesses more resilient to unexpected events. This sewage plant project connects sensors to the cloud, enabling critical data and alarms to be delivered and timely action to be taken in case of gas emissions.
Powelectrics 'Connected Sensor' Solution Helps Keep Trains On Track for Longer By Monitoring & Controlling Grease Applicators
Powelectrics are working with an international manufacturer of products that enhance industrial asset longevity. We monitor and control lubrication applicators, which apply grease to railway tracks, to reduce friction-related wear and tear, especially near curves on the line.
Getting Clean Is A Dirty Business! A Powelectrics ‘Connected Sensor’ Solution is Helping Manage Hazardous Waste at a Hygiene Products Manufacturing Plant.
Powelectrics have delivered a number of projects for a fast-growing hazardous waste business. Our customer uses remote tank level monitoring to drive down costs via cost-effective collection scheduling. They also win business by assuring customers that they will not overfill, with all the messy and expensive consequences that would result from that.
Powelectrics are delighted to announce a third great quarter for 2018 and as a huge thank you to our excellent team, the company have been out to celebrate!
Powelectrics connected sensor technology is being used in a wide range of environmental applications, from waste oil collection and energy metering to flood monitoring. One area of growing interest is leachate management on landfill sites. This project enables leachate liners to be emptied automatically and landfill management can respond immediately if the pump appears to have failed, avoiding the environmental consequences of an overspill.
Grease Is The Word! Powelectrics Connected Sensor Solution Helps Recycle Waste Oil and Avoid Overspills.
Powelectrics have delivered an Industry 4.0 bulk waste collection solution for a leading provider of hazardous waste oil services. Our customer operates a UK wide network of waste transfer stations, depots and processing plants. They collect and process millions of litres of waste oil from garages and workshops to create processed fuel oil, which is an environmentally compliant alternative to virgin fuel. Powelectrics IoT technology has helped our customer to operate more efficiently in a low-margin sector and improved safety by avoiding overspills of hazardous waste.
Powelectrics are working with a European market leader in livestock nutrition. We provided a ‘connected sensor’ solution to this farm after they suffered a bad overspill of whey, which wasted thousands of tonnes of food and resulted in a smelly and expensive clean-up. Our Industry 4.0 solution is installed at many sites, meaning farmers can rest assured that tanks will not overfill. Neither will they run out, compromising the health of their animals.
Powelectrics Demonstrate Their Expertise, Delivering Another Complex Radio Scheme for the Water Industry
Powelectrics have just commissioned a large industrial IoT remote control scheme for a major utilities company. The scheme was installed over an area of 30 square miles, in which a water treatment works (WTW) is fed by multiple boreholes.
Dave Oakes, Powelectrics MD, has spent his entire working life working with remote monitoring and sensing solutions. As Powelectrics move forward with the development of our next generation ‘connected sensor solutions’, we couldn’t help indulge in a little nostalgia!
A Powelectrics connected sensor solution is preventing fuel theft from petrol forecourts. Our customer’s forecourts are not open 24 hours a day and unfortunately, large quantities of fuel had been syphoned from their underground storage tanks at night, and in some instances, even in broad daylight when the stations were open!!
Dave Oakes has now been in post as Powelectrics MD for six months. It has been phase of rapid change, so we asked him how things were going. Here you can read his views on how our 'connected sensor' community is developing, the projects we have been delivering and how you can get involved.
Congratulations to Daniella Moss, who is celebrating her 5th anniversary as part of the Powelectrics team! Find our more about Daniella and her role at Powelectrics here.
Powelectrics have delivered an Industry 4.0 energy metering solution to a large film and TV studio. Many production companies rent space at the studios, for varying periods of time. We have integrated Sigfox technology to our own MetronView cloud to calculate accurate energy usage and energy charges.
Powelectrics have developed an exciting m2m monitoring solution for a customer who specialises in industrial gas process engineering and consultancy. Our customer helps businesses increase gas process efficiency to improve profitability and they work extensively with automotive engineering companies.
Huge congratulations from all at Powelectrics to Abby Stocker, who turns 30 today!!! Abby has a wide-ranging role within our admin team and many of our customers will know her. Hailing from Minnesota, with skills that include baking, decorating and driving a tractor(!), you can find out more about Abby here.
Powelectrics Solution Helps Major Food Plant Switch Between Private & Mains Water Supply Whilst Maintaining Continuous Production
Powelectrics have delivered a connected sensor solution for a global food company that has a UK plant with access to a private water reservoir. We designed and installed an M2M solution which integrates water level readings directly into their plant SCADA system, so they can switch to mains supply if necessary without interrupting production.
Powelectrics have delivered an m2m waste management solution for an established and fast-growing hazardous waste business. They were looking for a reliable, efficient method to collect corrosive acid waste from a tank that could not be allowed to completely fill for safety and productivity reasons, but also to minimise the number of collections from a secure site.
Powelectrics have been working with a major UK biofuel producer to help them deliver product to newer UK stores of a huge grocery/ general merchandise retail chain. Newer superstores are often designed to source part of their overall power from biodiesel-fed generators. Our customer supplies such stores and they need to ensure that the fuel tanks never run out.
Powelectrics have provided a remote gas and electricity metering solution for a large caravan site near Skegness. Our customer was looking for a way to differentiate themselves from other local operators, lower operating costs and reduce the environmental impact of energy waste.
Powelectrics m2m technology is helping our customer collect bulk waste from food production and recycle it for animal feed. This IIoT solution, in an inhospitable environment is helping turn horrid heaps into happy hogs!
Powelectrics has delivered a remote monitoring and control solution to help keep MOD Knook Camp military personnel supplied with water for washing, cooking, heating etc whilst they are in training.
Powelectrics Collaborate with Angel Trains and Rubirail to Deliver Award Winning Remote Fuel Level Monitoring and Help Keep Virgin Trains On Track
Powelectrics have collaborated with Angel Trains and Rubirail to create a bespoke ‘connected sensor’ m2m solution to monitor fuel levels on Virgin Trains East Coast High Speed fleet and alert them if levels fall below those needed to complete planned journeys.
Powelectrics have delivered a connected sensor solution to monitor external, temporary ice rinks and help ensure that the skating season runs smoothly for Christmas shoppers.
A Powelectrics connected sensor solution has been used to improve the warning system used to advise civilians when the Otmoor military firing range is in use. The range borders an RSPB reserve and the new m2m system improves safety and saves many hours for military personnel and wildlife enthusiasts alike.
Happy 6th birthday to our weather station!!! This solar-powered Metron2 telemetry device has sent data to our MetronView platform, every 10 minutes for 6 years.
A Powelectrics connected sensor solution has helped our customer to participate in National Grid’s ‘Demand Side Response’ (DSR) initiative, DSR allows organisations to reduce or shift demand at certain times to create capacity in the grid and also for those with onsite power generation facilities, to supply energy to the grid when it is needed.