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Metron Intelligence

Powelectrics Metron Intelligence turns your data into knowledge & insight to inform your management strategy. We make factories smarter with IIoT solutions & digital transformation.

Powelectrics offer over 30 years of expertise & practical experience in instrumentation & digitalisation, delivering IIoT solutions globally.

Our versatile suite of IIoT technologies collects data from a vast range of sensors, machines & IIoT devices.

Let our IIoT Solution Architects guide you … from a first step towards digital transformation … to an international estate of connected assets!

We help turn your data into knowledge which can inform management strategy.

Use contextual analysis, anomaly detection, artificial intelligence and machine learning to maximise efficiency, minimise cost and waste and improve margin.

How Does Metron Intelligence Work?

  • Multiple performance indicators can be measured.
  • Reliable data is reported via multiple communication technologies.
  • It is received into one versatile, customisable platform.
  • There are multiple outputs to suit the application.
  • your data is processed to provide insight and inform management strategy.

Download our Metron Intelligence Brochure here.

Learn more about Metron Intelligence for Condition Monitoring here.

How can Powelectrics IIoT connected sensor solutions help your business?

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SMART Metering Solutions

PowUtilities deliver SMART electricity, gas & water metering technology, designed specifically for multi-occupancy sites, such as residential & holiday parks, managed & serviced offices & industrial units.

PowUtilities remote metering technology is installed on thousands of UK residential & holiday homes, offering accurate, automatic metering & centralized billing.

For Site Owners

  • We provide consultancy on metering deployment, utility procurement, services negotiation & site development.
  • Meter reading is automatic – No need to take manual readings.
  • End-users (eg tenants or caravan owners) pay online in advance – No need to collect money.
  • Protection from utility price increases & bad debt.
  • Easy to retrofit to existing installations or install on new units.
  • Complete service – Installation, management & support.
  • Fully MID & OFGEM compliant.

For Tenants/Owners

  • The Site Owner no longer collects your electricity or gas meter readings, and will no longer send you separate gas and electricity bills periodically.
  • PowUtilities will set up your online account automatically and you will be able to view your account for gas and electricity usage in one place and pay as much as you can afford at anytime giving you greater transparency and control.
  • Your current system does not have the capability to differentiate between peak and off peak pricing. The new system does.
  • If you choose to use your washing-machine, turn the heating on, cook or boil a kettle etc during low-peak hours you will now make significant savings.
  • Smart metering is accurate and you only pay for the electricity and gas you consume.
  • No more surprise bills, estimated billing or incorrect meter readings.
  • Family & friends can pay into your account whilst visiting.
  • Online visibility of usage means you can also see if a rogue appliance is using too much energy or check if consumption occurs when your property is vacant, which could indicate a leak or unauthorized usage.
  • Reduced energy waste is good for your pocket and the environment.

How Does The PowUtilities Solution Work?

  • PowUtilities supply and fit our proprietary metering technology – retrofit or new units.
  • Readings are taken at user-defined intervals and sent to the PowUtilities portal.
  • End-users (eg caravan owners) pay via the portal & top up credit before utilities are consumed.
  • End users can view their consumption and credit on their unique online account
  • Site owners invoice PowUtilities, based on consumption reports & site owners pay their utility suppliers.
  • It is also possible for Site Owners to administrate the system themselves, generally in the case of short-term rentals.

How can we help you with multi-occupancy SMART metering?

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Radio Telemetry

Radio telemetry, especially de-licensed, was an early method used by the UK water industry and other utilities from the 1980’s to remotely monitor assets such as reservoir levels, pump status and more.

With radio telemetry, there are no ongoing data costs and there is no reliance on an external infrastructure.

Whilst there are many other technologies available, radio telemetry can be the most reliable and practical alternative for specific remote monitoring applications.

What can radio telemetry do for you?

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Sigfox

Sigfox is the most widely deployed proprietary LPWAN low-power wide-area network technology, with networks in around 60 countries and covering 95% of the UK population.

Powelectrics are Sigfox partners and offer a range of Sigfox devices that are battery powered, weatherproof and incredibly easy to deploy. For more information, please click the links below:

Typical Sigfox applications include remote electricity, water and gas meter reading for billing and waste/leakage detection. Sigfox is also used for temperature and humidity monitoring and a broad range of pulse counting and contact counting applications, including people counting and trespass alerts.

Typically, a Sigfox battery lasts up to 10 years, for readings every 2 hours, depending on the amount of energy required by the sensor(s). Data can be sent every 10 minutes if required by the application, although daily readings are more common, greatly extending battery life.

Powelectrics have fully integrated Sigfox telemetry into our MetronView cloud.

What can Sigfox, combined with Powelectrics expertise, do for you?

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WiFi

Powelectrics can offer wi-fi solutions for situations involving multiple sensors that are fairly close together or where it is not practical to cable.

Sensors can connect to a hub via wi-fi or LoRa or be wired using ethernet, analogue, RS232 or RS485. Data can be transmitted by wi-fi, ethernet or using cellular networks.

Powelectrics have integrated wi-fi into our MetronView cloud.

What can Wi-Fi technology, combined with Powelectrics expertise, do for you?

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LoRa

LoRa/LoRaWAN stands for Long Range Radio and offers a longer range than wi-fi.

LoRa requires you to build your own network, unless there is already one in your locality to subscribe to. A wide range of mostly battery-powered sensors are available to add to your network and a single gateway can communicate with several hundred thousand devices several miles away, even penetrating buildings.

There are restrictions on packet sizes and how often units can transmit. LoRa is being discussed in relation to SMART cities, where councils or water companies, for example, want to monitor many devices. For them, it is a great investment to install some base stations and avoid ongoing license fees.

Powelectrics have integrated LoRa into our MetronView cloud.

What can LoRa technology, combined with Powelectrics expertise, do for you?

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GSM (2G/4G/LTE/NB1)

Powelectrics have designed the Metron4 range of GSM/GPRS M2M devices. This truly innovative Industry 4.0 hardware delivers data via the mobile phone network and supports 2G and 4G (CatM1 & NB1). This means it can be deployed globally, even in geographical areas where the 2G network has been switched off.

Click here for more information on our Metron4 range.

What can remote monitoring using GSM (2G/4G/LTE/NB1) do for you?

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Collaborations

Powelectrics partner with customers, industry specialists and academic groups to deliver more complex industry-specific solutions.

We offer over 30 years’ experience in sensing, instrumentation and connectivity to help customers around the world develop bespoke solutions to monitor, control and maintain their assets and critical processes.

Our deep understanding of both sensors and the wide range of communication technologies available makes us an ideal partner to get your sensor data to you, wherever and whenever you need it.

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.

How can collaborating with Powelectrics deliver the ideal application-specific IIoT solution for you?

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Platform as a Service

Powelectrics offer sensor providers ‘Platform as a Service’. the opportunity to gain additional and ongoing revenue, by selling connectivity along with their sensors.

Sensor suppliers use our software and hardware, badged as their own, to achieve immediate market entry, fulfilling existing market needs with proven technology and no risk!

  • Capitalize on evolving market needs
  • Open up new applications
  • Sell more sensors to new and existing customers
  • Retrofit connectivity to existing sensors
  • Develop longer-term, ongoing customer partnerships

With solar, battery and external power options and a wide range of communication technologies available, Powelectrics help you offer customers secure, reliable sensor data to any web-enabled device…smartphone, tablet, laptop….

How can offering Platform as a Service open up new applications and create new revenue for you?

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Sensors as a Service

Powelectrics MetronView cloud offers platform providers “Sensors As A Service” … a reliable way to draw data from thousands of sensor types securely into their cloud.

Platform providers use Powelectrics hardware and the API on our software to integrate this sensor data into other application-specific platforms.

Many businesses monitor their physical processes by connecting sensors to monitoring and control technology. We empower you to channel those ‘data streams’ into your ‘data lake’.

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

Powelectrics are a partner you can trust, with a deep understanding of both sensors and the wide range of communication technologies available to get sensor data to you, encompassing well-established GSM/GPRS and the rapidly emerging LPWAN/NBIoT technologies.

Connecting sensors helps customers really benefit from their sensor data to:

  • Lower operational costs by improving efficiency
  • Identify maintenance needs and avoid breakdown
  • Minimise disruption to core processes
  • Protect people, places, property and processes

What can Powelectrics technology and ‘Sensors as a Service’ offer your customers?

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IIoT Digital Transformation Solutions

Powelectrics don’t just talk the talk … we walk the walk, with over 30 years of expertise & practical experience in instrumentation & digitalisation, to drive efficiencies and inform management strategy across diverse sectors and applications globally.

Call it digital transformation, telemetry, IoT, IIoT, m2m or Industry4.0 …. here at Powelectrics, we understand and our solution architects can guide you through the technologies available to achieve your objectives, as well as providing dashboards, reports and alerts to ensure your business benefits.

We have delivered tens of thousands of  digital transformations helping customers monitor status, temperature, pressure, flow, level, vibration, humidity, CO2, proximity, distance, movement and many more parameters.

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.

Powelectrics have developed a versatile suite of IIoT technologies that form ‘Metron Intelligence’, integrating GSM/GPRS, Sigfox, LoRa, LoRaWAN, RS232, RS485, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, CAN, MODBUS & IO-Link to our MetronView cloud to create off-she-shelf and bespoke, global m2m solutions to broad range of industries.

More about Metron Intelligence here.

Download MetronView Brochure here.

For a short presentation on Powelectrics IIoT solutions for Smart Factories, please click here.

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.

See our extensive library of case studies here.

Powelectrics can get your data flowing … fast … from your first step towards digital transformation to an international estate of connected assets!

How can Powelectrics IIoT digital transformation solutions help your business?

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Remote Condition Monitoring

Condition Monitoring & Condition Based Maintenance are proven maintenance management concepts. Early failure detection allows planned intervention, minimising energy use & preventing breakdown cost, disruption & safety issues.

Powelectrics partner with trusted industry specialists to deliver advanced, yet affordable, remote condition monitoring solutions, which continuously track & trend critical assets to protect your operations.

Click here to see Powelectrics Brochure on IIoT Solutions for Remote Condition Based Monitoring

For a short presentation on Powelectrics IIoT solutions for Smart Factories, please click here.

Condition based maintenance delivers so much more than planned maintenance (based on fixed time periods or hours run).

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Automation of labour-intensive performance data capture.
  • Rich data sets to automatically detect anomalies in performance.
  • Root-cause analysis & defect elimination programmes.
  • Diagnostic resource focussed on faulty assets rather than all assets.
  • Planned responses to fault conditions.

LET US HELP YOU TO:

  • Select the parameters to monitor & the frequency of data points.
  • Specify & install appropriate sensors & data collection equipment.
  •  Capture data under repeatable conditions, providing rich data for evaluation.
  • Apply data analysis algorithms to detect ‘out of normal’ operating conditions & machinery faults for individual assets or fleets.
  • Automatically flag up ‘in exception’ conditions against defined criteria.
  • Provide advanced data analysis for fault diagnosis.
  • Access experienced machinery engineers for remote advice & remedial action on site.

Many Powelectrics’ customers offer remote condition monitoring as a  value-added service or differentiator to win and retain business by offering enhanced service levels. Examples of Powelectrics solutions delivered include:

What can Powelectrics IIoT remote condition based monitoring solutions do for you?

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Tank Level Monitoring / Vendor Managed Inventory

Powelectrics IIoT solutions are currently monitoring thousands of tank and silo levels around the world. Our technology can accommodate any shape or size of tank. Contents may be liquid, gas, powder or granules.

Remote tank level monitoring helps to significantly reduce bulk distribution costs, because efficient logistics can be planned. Service and supply contracts can be won by offering enhanced service levels to end-user, helping them eliminate run-outs and overspills.

Remote Inventory Management/ Vendor Managed Inventory/ VMI is the use of remote level monitoring technology to report level of any type of substance (diesel, petrol, home heating oil, kerosene, biofuels, lubricants, coolants, cryogas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs, animal feed, water, construction additives, AdBlue and waste). The data is then used to plan efficient logistics and ensure customers do not run-out or overspill, with all the associated consequences, such as stopped production and clean-up costs.

Powelectrics Tank Monitoring System (MetronTMS) is a platform specifically for customers who deliver/collect gases, liquids, powders or granules to/from their customers’ tanks in bulk.

Please see our Tank Level Monitoring/Vendor Managed Inventory brochure here.

Please click here for a video walkthrough of our Tank Level Monitoring/Vendor Managed Inventory IIoT solutions.

Please click here for a short video describing our IIoT Solutions for Fuel Theft Prevention.

What can remote tank level monitoring or vendor managed inventory do for you?