Sensing and Telemetry News
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 assetts 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.