Metron4 is Formally Launched at the 10th Sensors & Instrumentation Live!

Posted on 27 Sep 2019



This years’ Sensors & Instrumentation Live celebrated its 10th anniversary in style!! The show was a huge success, boasting over 60 specialist exhibitors from the worlds of sensors, measurement, monitoring and control, around 2000 visitors, an Engineering Symposium and an Enterprise Hub, where key engineering institutions presented funding and training opportunities for industry.

Powelectrics were delighted to launch our brand new Metron4 IoT telemetry device! There were live demos on our stand and an excellent presentation by Powelectrics Jen Mortiboy, as part of the new ‘Innovation in Action’ feature. Jen discussed the benefits of remote monitoring and demonstrated both the Metron4 and our versatile MetronView cloud, explaining how they delivers a truly innovative Industry 4.0 solution.

Metron4 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. In addition to 4 analogue inputs, there are expansion cards for pulse counting (5 channels) and RS232 and options to develop RS485 and CANBUS interfaces.

Metron4 even incorporates diagnostic channels to help manage units in the field: signal strength, internal temperature, voltage (on battery powered units), firmware & hardware details and even Cell Tower ID for approximate location.

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! You can learn more about Metron4 here.

Powelectrics were also showing live data, from Enless Sigfox units measuring temperature, humidity and CO2 at the show itself. The units are fully integrated to Powelectrics MetronView cloud and was visible to visitors on ipads.

Infact, MetronView supports over 140 protocols including MODBUS, MQTT, HTTP, TCP, UDP, SERIAL and SNMP. Data and alarms can usually be viewed on any web-enabled device, allowing multiple stakeholders to benefit from historical & current data.

Data can be also be collected by other platforms via a common API. The API allows integration to software like Navision, SAP, SCADA and platforms like IBM Watson, Microsoft Azure, AWS and Miimetiq.)

Finally, Powelectrics were delighted to exhibit the latest IO-Link sensors from EGE Elektronik. Powelectrics are UK distributor for EGE’s range of quality flow level, pressure and proximity sensors.

Dave Oakes, Powelectrics MD “Connecting assets to the cloud is now essential to remain competitive. This show was everything I had hoped it would be. Its great to catch up with long-standing customers and suppliers and the event has generated a great number of quality enquiries from new contacts too. Many thanks to the organisers for an excellent event!”

Powelectrics act as a connection between the world of sensors and the Internet of Things. Our IIoT ‘connected sensor’ solutions are found in many industries around the world: fuel, chemical, adblue, pharmaceutical, food, waste, recycling, agriculture, utilities, metering and more. Powelectrics help businesses monitor control maintain and alert their assets and critical processes, providing current and historical data to assist strategic decision-making.

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