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We connect your sensors to the internet making the data available to you

About Us

 

Powelectrics offer 30 years’ experience delivering data to drive business decisions. We connect sensors to the cloud, driving efficiencies and informing management strategy across diverse sectors and applications around the world. Whether you refer to Remote Monitoring, Big Data, Smart Factories or the Industrial Internet of Things, businesses are part of an increasingly digitally-connected universe. Timely data helps define needs and offers the means to satisfy them.

Call it telemetry, IoT, IIoT, M2M or Industry4.0 …. here at Powelectrics, we understand and we can guide you through the technologies available to achieve your objectives, as well as providing dashboards, reports and alerts to ensure your business benefits.

With our own proven hardware and software, as well as technology from a range of trusted partners, you can be confident that our remote monitoring solutions will be affordable and fit for purpose with controlled whole of life project costs.

We have delivered over a hundred thousand ‘connected sensor solutions’ helping customers remotely monitor temperature, pressure, flow, level, vibration, humidity, CO2, proximity, distance, colour, movement and many more parameters.

So… whether you want a ‘plug-and-play’ kit to monitor river level, a holistic solution to manage oxygen deliveries to hospitals or a partner to develop a bespoke monitoring solution, you can trust our expertise.

Powelectrics enable the Internet of Things, with a deep understanding of both sensors and the wide range of communication technologies available to get sensor data to you, wherever and whenever you need it, encompassing well-established GSM/GPRS and the rapidly emerging LPWAN/NBIoT technologies.

Powelectrics offer the experience and expertise to guide customers to the ideal remote monitoring solution. Our solutions have been delivered globally in diverse sectors including factory automation, fuel management, lubricants, utilities, power, transport, waste management, environment, chemicals, flood protection, construction, security, agriculture, bulk liquid and gas distribution and pumping.

What can we do for you?

Our Story

1990

Powelectrics was founded as a distributor of sensors into factory automation and process control, named after its founder, Henry Powell.

2000

Oakes & Co installed their first internet-connected telemetry solution on a weather station on Mount Snowden.

2001

Oakes & Co merged with Powelectrics, bringing us Dave Oakes as Technical and Sales Director. Dave understood the huge potential for remote monitoring of sensors to optimise processes.

2005

With ‘connected sensors’ applications evolving rapidly, the synergy between Powelectrics’ sensor and telemetry expertise saw the first sales of our own Metron GSM/GPRS telemetry hardware.

2011

The international success of Metron hardware inspired the development and release of our Metronview data collection platform.

2020

The international success of Metron hardware inspired the development and release of our Metronview data collection platform.

2021

Now with 100,000 remote sensor monitoring devices deployed globally, Powelectrics benefitted from major investment by Quinn Venture Investments. Peter Quinn and John Higham joined our Board, bringing us a wealth of commercial understanding and success.

Our team

Chairman

Peter Quinn

Peter is a serial investor & proven entrepreneur through his family office QVi Investments.

Peter’s successful track record across a wide range of sectors benefits the team on a daily basis and he is passionate about the service we deliver.

CEO

Dave Oakes

Dave is an innovator, connecting sensors to the cloud for over 25 years. Joining Powelectrics in 2001, he navigated our evolution from respected sensor distributor to end-to end IIOT solution creator.

Now CEO, Dave combines extensive commercial and technical expertise, with strong customer-focus.

Group Financial Director

John Higham

John is a chartered accountant with 30 years’ experience as a Chief Financial Officer for a number of high growth businesses.

John currently sits on numerous boards across a variety of sectors. John has overall responsibility for financial governance and control at POWelectrics.

Finance and Operations Manager

Ian Bourke

Ian is a CIMA accountant, with broad experience in industrial logistics, education, retail software and leisure.

He has day-to-day responsibility for the finance and operations teams and has been instrumental in streamlining and automating our internal procedures.

Customer Relations Manager

Nicole Lowe

Nicole started as Office Administrator, graduating to Office Manager and now, ten years on, taking on the perfect role as Customer Relations Manager.

She’s here to ensure customers get the very best service and support!

Sales & Marketing

Daniella Moss

Daniella joined Powelectrics from a broad field sales career, encompassing chemicals, industrial flooring, dust filtration and document management.

Now office-based, she manages our digital marketing, creates case studies and news articles and is involved in a range of sales activities.

FAQs

We aim to answer any questions you may have in this section, but in the case that we don’t, please do contact us regarding your query.

Q How many inputs does a Metron4 have?

The Metron4 has 4 inputs – they can be 4-20mA, 0-10 volts or volt free contacts. It also has two optional relay outputs. In addition to 4 analogue inputs (4-20mA), there are expansion cards for pulse counting (5 channels) and RS232 and options to develop RS485 and CANBUS interfaces.

Q Can you offer sim cards to work with the Metron4?

The Metron4 has 4 inputs – they can be 4-20mA, 0-10 volts or volt free contacts. It also has two optional relay outputs. In addition to 4 analogue inputs (4-20mA), there are expansion cards for pulse counting (5 channels) and RS232 and options to develop RS485 and CANBUS interfaces.

Q What sensors can I use with the Metron4?

The Metron4 has 4 inputs – they can be 4-20mA, 0-10 volts or volt free contacts. It also has two optional relay outputs. In addition to 4 analogue inputs (4-20mA), there are expansion cards for pulse counting (5 channels) and RS232 and options to develop RS485 and CANBUS interfaces.

Q Is the Metron4 available as a battery powered device?

The Metron4 has 4 inputs – they can be 4-20mA, 0-10 volts or volt free contacts. It also has two optional relay outputs. In addition to 4 analogue inputs (4-20mA), there are expansion cards for pulse counting (5 channels) and RS232 and options to develop RS485 and CANBUS interfaces.

Q Is the Metron4 available as a solar powered device?

The Metron4 has 4 inputs – they can be 4-20mA, 0-10 volts or volt free contacts. It also has two optional relay outputs. In addition to 4 analogue inputs (4-20mA), there are expansion cards for pulse counting (5 channels) and RS232 and options to develop RS485 and CANBUS interfaces.