Sensing and Telemetry News
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.