Sensing and Telemetry News
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.
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.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is using a Powelectrics connected sensor solution to remotely monitor water levels at RSPB reserves, to achieve optimum levels for breeding and nutrition and assist with research & analysis.
Powelectrics partner in Mauritius, Naveo have installed a connected sensor m2m solution for the largest fuel retailer on the island, making them the first to benefit from an Industry4.0, fully-integrated IIoT approach to logistics and stock management. Powelectrics award-winning Metron telemetry enabled Naveo to bring signals from level sensors in forecourt tanks into their platform.
Global Industrial Gas Business Delivers Reduced Costs, Environmental Benefits and Improved Service With Powelectrics Connected Sensor Solution
Powelectrics Metron telemetry has been rolled out globally by a major industrial gas supplier. They are using IIoT remote monitoring to measure and report levels on cryogenic gas tanks to the cloud. This m2m solution makes it possible to manage inventory via automated order processing and delivery scheduling. Both distribution costs & environmental risk have been reduced and customers are getting excellent proactive service.
Back in March, when Powelectrics introduced Dave Oakes as our new MD, we also mentioned that he was training hard for the Tour de Manc® sportive. Fantastically well done to Dave for not only surviving, but doing it on one of the hottest days of the year so far…certainly not the Arctic conditions he has been training in!
Powelectrics Have Developed a Rail Safety Solution in Partnership with the Energy Development Co-Operative
Powelectrics have developed a rail industry solution for the Energy Development Co-Operative who specialise in renewable energy technologies for off-grid energy applications. This remote condition monitoring application connects sensors to the cloud, ensuring that battery charge issues are reported and dealt with quickly.
Powelectrics have been working with ChrisGage, Digital Lead, for IBM Industrial Products to develop ‘connected sensor solutions’ for a number of condition monitoring applications. IBM are using Powelectrics award-winning Metron telemetry devices to connect sensors to their IBM Cloud, a sophisticated web-based ‘platform as a service’ (PaaS)
National Trust uses solar-powered Metron2 telemetry to connect level sensors on waste tanks to the cloud, reducing tanker collections and helping ensure that facilities are always available to visitors.
Powelectrics have collaborated with global industrial adhesive business to remotely monitor packaging machines, maximising employee productivity, minimising energy/product consumption and extending machine life/line uptime through predictive maintenance. It’s a perfect example of the ‘smart factory’ and Industry 4.0 in practice. The transformation to service supplier as well as product supplier offers a massive competitive advantage.
The smooth running of Powelectrics busy HQ is largely down to the hard work of Nicole Lowe, our Office Team Leader. Nicole has been brightening our days for 7 years … and impressing us with a dazzling array of fluffy cardigans and coats!!
Congratulations to Dave Oakes, Powelectrics MD, who has recently graduated from Keele University’s Mercia Centre Innovation Leadership Programme … a kind of mini-MBA!
Dave found the course inspiration! He is pictured here, at his presentation. L to R @KurtAllman Head of Keele Management School, @DaveOakes, @MarkOrmerod Deputy Vice Chancellor and @GaryCrowe Centre Director #MCIL
Powelectrics Remote Tank Level Monitoring is ‘Generating’ improved Service Levels and Profitability for Leading UK Equipment Hire Business
Powelectrics are working with one of the UK’s largest providers of equipment rental and support services, supplying from over 200 depots across the UK and Ireland, to clients in construction, infrastructure, facilities management, retail, leisure and events. As a highly innovative business, they have adopted fuel tank level monitoring to enhance service levels and increase revenue.
Congratulations to our lovely Florence, who will be celebrating her 21st birthday on Friday this week! Florence is the lady most likely to answer your call when you ring Powelectrics. Indeed, her mega-high-energy greeting will brighten your whole day!
As Dave Oakes completes his first quarter as MD, we asked him to tell us more about his vision for Powelectrics. Here he describes how he sees Powelectrics as a conduit between the world of sensors and the Industrial Internet of Things and a key member of the connected sensor community.
Powelectrics has been working with a world leader in speciality construction chemicals to harness the benefits of tank level monitoring. Our award-winning ‘Metron’ telemetry helps them differentiate themselves and win lucrative contracts, supplying concrete additives to major contractors on prestigious architectural developments and infrastructure projects.
Powelectrics Remote Monitoring Telemetry Alerts Clearwater Pollution Control of Sewage Pumping Stations Issues.
Powelectrics have delivered a remote monitoring solution to alert Clearwater Pollution Control if their pumping stations are not performing. This allows for the timely, centrally-managed, efficient scheduling of maintenance visits, driving down internal costs and allowing a situation to be rectified before a customer is even aware of it.
Powelectrics have recently delivered a tank level telemetry project to remotely monitor levels in palm oil tanks for a manufacturer of tasty snacks, helping them reduce disruption and operational costs and removing the risk of running out of a key ingredient.
Powelectrics Telemetry Used In Environment Agency/Local Council Scheme To Warn Locals of Rising Water Levels
In recent years, with increasing occurrences of extreme weather events, Powelectrics telemetry has been increasingly used as part of flood monitoring schemes. One such scheme is protecting 360 homes in Cockermouth, Cumbria.
Powelectrics remote condition monitoring telemetry has been incorporated into a warning system as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan to provide a safer and more reliable railway.
Chris West is a great guy to talk to if you need to get sensor signals into web-based management systems, but his talents do not end there! He may deliver connected sensor solutions by day … but when the lights go down … he is making a very different kind of connection … as frontman for his band, Drop Down Smiling!
Powelectrics are here to help you when our telemetry solutions are being deployed or are already installed. Andy Perkins is one of our Technical Support Team. Find out what he can do for you here.
Dave Oakes, Powelectrics MD, attended Industry 4.0 Summit last week. In talking to contacts and customers, it has become clear that the term is not known and understood by everyone, so here is the briefest of explanations.
Ready Data for Ready Mix! Powelectrics Telemetry Solutions for Construction Material Storage and Logistics
Powelectrics have recently delivered a retrofit remote silo monitoring telemetry project for Cemex, a multinational building materials company, connecting existing sensors on load cells to the IIoT to give management current data and instant alarms wherever they are. They also get useful historical data to help with planning their production and deliveries.
Powelectrics recently welcomed Dave Oakes as our new MD! Dave will not be a stranger to many of our customers and suppliers, having been our Sales and Technical Director for the last 17 years. For those who are not familiar with our new leader, here as a brief introduction.
We are pelased to introduce a range of Sigfox approved transmitters for automatic meter reading, remote temperature & humidity monitoring as well as units for checking and reporting the state of volt free contacts.
Sigfox offers very cost effectivehardware and connectivity for IOT & IIOT applications. Low energy consumption LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) network mean it's a great way to connect sensors to the Cloud.
The Sigfox IOT hardware is compatible with our web based data acquisition solution allowing you to view the readings via easy to navigate web portals as well as receive alarms and even integrate the data into back office computing systems using our easy to use API.
It is now possible, on request, for the Metron2 to store readings and then have them perioducally transmitted to our cloud based data acquisition platform, Metron View.
This means you can use the Metron system as a remote data logging solution, getting more data to provide further benefit. Whatever your industrial internet of things application, from remote tank monitoring, condition monitoring, machine monitoring we have the solution. Get in touch to discuss your requrements.
Powelectrics Present Telemetry for Rail Vehicle Interiors Developed in Conjunction with Angel Trains
Powelectrics are pleased to present a Telemetry System for Trains. This Metron meets the applicable fire performance standards to be installed in a rail interior, for use in internal applications such as toilet tank monitoring and air condition monitoring. The unit has been developed in conjunction with Angel Trains.
Powelectrics are committed to continuous, customer-driven solution development - contact us to discuss your requirements further.
Powelectrics have extended the capabilities of the highly successful Metron View platform by extending the systems ability to accept data from 3rd party devices AND to perform logical & arithmetic operations. We can build you portals and reports that suit your needs ensuring you get the maximum benefit from the data.
The MFP microwave level sensors safely & precisely detect fill levels of a wide range of products such as cereals or soy flour. Based on the guided pulse radar principle, they operate reliably regardless of foaming, medium density, temperature and pressure. Available with a single probe, parallel probes or a coaxial probe, the systems can be optimally adapted to the requirements of liquid and solid media.
The compact SCS 440 flow sensor from EGE is designed for plug-in installation and free orientation. Just like the proven SC 440 model, the sensor monitors the speed of liquid media up to 300 cm/s. During installation with a G¼ or G½ screw-in adapter, the plug connector and the LED display can be freely oriented. The adapter is screwed into a T-piece or a welding sleeve. After that, the sensor is secured in the adapter using a union nut.
All you need in one easy to install package.
• Remotely monitor river levels
• Receive alarms if level rises above thresholds
• View historical level data via simple web GUI
• Collect data via API for use in applications & websites
• Solar powered
We are pleased to present an extensive range of extremely safe laser sensors. Light barriers are used in all areas of automation, to detect small objects with great speed and precision, without contact or wear. They can accurately detect size, position and form, and send alarms to camera and control systems. This new range conforms to Class 1, the highest safety level of the latest legislation (IEC 60825-1: 2014) to offer maximum eye safety with both short and long duration irradiation, even if the cross-section of the beam is reduced by optical instruments.
We have just fitted some level sensors, a telemetry unit and displays to a couple of 200,000 litre kerosene tanks. The application needed ATEX approved sensors and barriers. At the heart of the system is the Metron2 which is sending the data to our web based portal allowing the client to securely view the level readings via the internet.
EGE has extended its range of inline flow and temperature controllers, adding sensors for low flow rates. The new SDN 552/5 and SDN 552/6 series detect flow rates between 50 and 2.000 ml/min as well as media temperatures from 0 to +60 °C, ensuring space-saving monitoring at reduced acquisition costs. Users can choose between sensors with two analog outputs (4...20 mA), two switching outputs, or one analog and one switching output for flow and temperature data. Equipped with a three-digit digital display, the sensors are easy to program: the parameters limit value, hysteresis, NO/NC, time on/off delay and average value can be adjusted to the requirements of specific applications. Current readings and stored parameters can be accessed anytime. The programming functions are secured by an access code which can also be programmed.
Do it yourself internet of things.
As we deploy more and sensors and gateways into more diverse applications it is becoming apparent that the users don’t always know what to expect from the data. How does the differential pressure across a filter relate to when the filter needs changing? How does the temperature of a bearing vary with load and what is the impact of wear and tear? By getting data and then analysing so much more can be understood, and it is sometimes possible to use just a few sensors to get a large amount of useful information.
Powelectrics partners in Mauritius have successfully installed tank gauging solutions on petrol forecourts for Indian Oil. Extremely proud of their reputation for technological innovation, Indian Oil were committed to being the first Mauritian fuel retailer to benefit from a fully-integrated approach to logistics and stock management.
The solution was implemented via Powelectrics tier-one Partner, Naveo who not only brought local support and technical know how but also a well featured software solution that is able to combine both tank level monitoring and vehicle tracking.
Our Metron solution for remote monitoring now has a great new way of getting sensor data flowing securely to the internet in just 3 quick and simple steps.
We are pleased to introduce the MetronR range of products - a long range yet affordable Radio Telemetry System with battery powered transmitters that handle pulse signals, as well as temperature and humidity measurement options. Range testing shows we can get 5 miles (8 kilometres). You can have 32 transmitters to each hub which provides an RS485 interface. The readings can be made available to SCADA & BMS systems as well as PLC's, or you can use our GSM capable telemetry solutions to send the data to a server and then access securely via the internet.
There is an increasing need for remote monitoring in the UK waste water industry as by October 2016 the sewerage broker, which is typically the local water authority, will take over the responsibility of private drains and sewers as laid out in the DEFRA guidelines. As these assets are largely unknown quantities then it is important that the water authorities introduce a form of remote monitoring.
Powelectrics have extended their range of sensors to incorporate some new wind direction, wind speed, temperature and pressure. All offer great performance for their price and are compatible with our remote monitoring solutions.
Metron2 and Metron VIEW formed the core of a digital fuel gauge soluiton that was a short listed finalist at the Modern Railway Innovation Awards at the Fourth Friday Club Dinner held on Friday 26th June. The solution was awarded 'highly commended' in the small projects category.
We are pleased to announce the arrival of a new miniature ultrasonic sensor from diSoric with built in intelligence. When Powelectrics first started selling ultrasonic sensors, the smallest available was an M30 housing. It was a breakthrough when the M18 was launched, then the M12. The latest in the Disoric range of ultrasonics sensors is in an M8 housing.
We are please to announce the arrival of some new proximity switches that come in a one-piece stainless steel housing. They have the same operating distance to steel and aluminium and are insensitive to cleaning agents, environmental influences and hot chips. They have a metal plug connector, an integrated amplifier and include protection against short-circuit and reverse polarity. The integrated LED shows the switch status.
New screw-in adapters enable easy installation of EGE flow control systems: ST 418, SNS, and SCS probes and compact sensors can now be simply plugged in, aligned, and screwed tight. The adapter is screwed into a T-piece or a welding sleeve. During installation, the plug connector and the LED display can be freely oriented. After that, the sensor is secured in the adapter using a union nut. The connection is reliably sealed up to 100 bar. Various screw-in adapter models which are optionally available allow for universal use of the flow sensors. Standard versions are supplied with a G¼ or G½ thread. The sensors operate according to the thermodynamic principle and are suitable for monitoring liquid flow rates up to 300 cm/s.
Powelectrics make hardware and provide software solutions that can allows you view data fromyour senosrs, wherever you are, wherever your equipment is. The hardware (Metrons)take signals from sensors and use the mobile phone network to transmit them to a managed server (Metron VIEW) so users can then view via the internet using their computer or smart phone. Readings can be sent as frequently as every 5 minutes or as infrequently as every day or even every week. How often readings are sent will effect the cost for the data.
We are pelased to be able to introduce a new range of inductive proximity sensors in body sizes from M8 to M30, with standard or extended detection ranges and with fixed cables or connectors.
Metron VIEW is now able to send you alarms by email if a reading from a sensor goes above or below pre-defined thresholds, or if a unit has not unit has not communicated with the Metron VIEW server for a certain amount of time.
To help you choose the right sensor for your application you can now use this product search tool, directirng you to the right product to suit medium (liquid, gas, glycol), power supply, flow rate, supply voltage, output type, connection type, temperature range and ATEX category and then taking you to the data sheet.
The SPS series of affordable level sensors suit a wide range of applications and offer simple installation and long term stability.
Available in a variety of measurement ranges these sensors have a sturdy stainless steel body and use the well proven hydrostatic method of level measurement offering excellent accuracy at a very reasonable price.
These sensors work really well with our Metron2 device to provide you with a great way of reading the level in oyur tank both locally and remotely.
Users of Metron VIEW can now retrieve their data and build their own web applications using the API that we have introduced. As ever with the Powelectrics suite of M2M products it's pretty straightforward to use and we are finding suitably skilled developers are making light work of it.
The new LLGT 081 laser micrometer is a high-resolution laser line fork light barrier that can be used to detect and analyse even minimal dimensional deviations. A special lens projects a fine, parallel laser beam onto a high-resolution CMOS line.
The fork design of these units eliminates the need for time-consuming alignment of the transmitter and receiver.
The 1st device of this family has a 25mm measuring range and a separation distance (emitter to receiver) of 80mm. The device has a resolution of 20µm.
Machine to Machine (M2M) is here to stay, whether it be smart metering, data collection for compliance reasons or inventory management. This ‘Internet of Things’ telemetry technology offers rapid payback, delivering operational, environmental and financial benefits, from cutting delivery miles, to reacting in good time to warnings of machinery breakdown, leakage, theft, run-outs and safety breaches. Powelectrics award-winning solutions are proven globally, in businesses as diverse as parcel distribution, propane gas, cryogenics and the water industry.
Ultrasonic label sensors series USGT are designed for the detection of nearly all conventional kinds of labels. The large fork width offers enough free space for thicker, folded labels. However, even extremely thin, transparent film labels – printed or non-printed – will be safely detected and
Powelectrics are pleased to introduce a range of optical level sensors for monitoring fill levels of liquid media irrespective of conductivity or dielectric constant.
The units operate by means of a proven infrared light method: during immersion, the refractive index around the sensor tip changes. The sensor continuously analyzes the reflected infrared light and uses it to actuate the switching output.
Powelectrics now offers the most extensive range of fork sensors and fork light barriers that covers a wide variety of different fork widths and fork depths. The product's sensitivity can be adjusted using a potentiometer or teach key. Some models deliberately dispense with any unnecessary adjustment elements. The collimated transmitter light is available as infrared light, red light or red laser light. This makes it possible to satisfy a wide range of application requirements with great operating safety.
The Powelectrics Metron2 device has been used in conjunction with 4 temperature probes to remotely monitor temporary Ice Rinks.
The European Union has decreed that 20 percent of the overall domestic energy consumption must come from renewable energy sources by the year 2020. The EU guideline to this effect is also known as the RES Directive.
Intelligent Energy Management
The biggest challenge facing network operators is to guarantee stable network operation. One problem is to avoid a regional overload of the power grid during high power feed-in. This can only be accomplished by intelligent energy management that enables remote control of load shut-down or load reduction to prevent damage to the power grids.
Remote Fuel Management Systems verify deliveries, catches thieves, places orders automatically and much more.
With the cost of fuel continually increasing the need to manage fuel stocks has never been greater, and when the business is reliant on delivery vehicles then the volume of fuel used and fuel availability is critical to ensure you continue to hit service levels and create value for your customers.
Leading Mail Distributor
A leading mail distributor has over 250 depots scattered across the UK and with fuel being purchased and managed centrally, there was a daily requirement for the depots to provide manual stock levels so they could order in time. When deliveries did occur there was no way of making sure the volume matched up with the invoice, or that it happened at the right time. The depots are busy places and it was no good if tankers arrived to fill the tanks when the vans were all filling up ready to go out on their rounds.
By remotely monitoring the level of milk in the collection tanks at dairies it is possible to reduce the number of journeys required each week to collect the milk and dramatically lower the collection costs.
Thanks to an easy to fit hygienic level sensor installation is now quick and easy.
Industrial Metal Detectors can reliably detect metal pieces and prevent damage to machines in industrial production processes. It is possible to tune out permanently installed metal components, such as metal frames or sheet metal panels close to the detector so that they do not interfere with the sensing, but this can reduce the sensitivity.
Due to the large variety of bus systems in factory automation, many system integrators are faced with the dilemma of choosing the "right" system, a decision that can have far-reaching consequences.
For this reason, Panasonic developed a solution for transferring data between controllers and the sensors required. Up until now, communication between intelligent sensors and controllers has been realized via serial or parallel interfaces built into the sensors. At the same time, simple sensors capable of displaying the digital status of 1 or 0 only were developed for one specific fieldbus type. That is all part of the past now!
Wouldn’t we all love to predict the future – to know next week’s lottery numbers, or who’s going to win in the upcoming test series against South Africa or, even better, how much lp gas your customers are going to need. Thanks to some clever telemetry, the latter at least is now possible.
The Metron VIEW data collection service for M2M and telemetry applications is available as a hosted service has recently been updated. Metron VIEW is primarily used in conjunction with our Metron2 M2M and telemetry devices but we can often provide solutions for other equipment.
The Metrons send the readings over the mobile phone network to our server and users can view and export their data using a simple web page browser.
Over the last few months plenty has been written about the future of M2M and how much it will grow. It’s certainly an exciting sector to be involved in. One reason why M2M is so exciting is because you can see how the use of data can change how businesses operate. M2M data can be used to predict the future. What would we all give for a crystal ball..?
The SDNC is a compact flow controller which incorporates new optimisation possibilities for process technology engineers. Measuring merely 37 x 40 x 67mm, the flow controller is very compact and serves as a space-saving alternative to conventional devices. The sensors are pre-programmed with basic operating parameters, thereby minimizing installation efforts.