Powelectrics MD, Dave Oakes discusses the technological developments of 2021/22

We asked Dave Oakes, Powelectrics MD, to say a few words about 2021 and tell us what we can expect from Powelectrics in 2022.

“Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2022 brings us all health, happiness and prosperity!

 “If nothing else, the last couple of years have shown us that nothing can be taken for granted!

“Here at Powelectrics, we have been fortunate. Robust forecasting and strong support from our supply chain has enabled us to maintain excellent service levels against the odds and, despite the challenges of COVID, we achieved our best year ever!

“In 2021, Powelectrics benefitted from a major investment by Quinn Venture Investments. Many thanks to new Directors, Peter Quinn and John Higham for their initiative and expertise, which has super-charged Powelectrics corporate growth strategy.

“Our team has grown across all departments and levels, with the creation of key senior roles to bring specific expertise in-house. R&D has been fast-tracked, delivering ground-breaking innovations to meet evolving market needs and we have benefitted from a stylish new web site, showcasing our solutions by sector, solution and product.

“You may have heard that the phrase ‘IoT’ stands for ‘I Only Talk’!

“Powelectrics’ new website demonstrates, via over 30 real world application case studies, that we are not a shopfront for third party developers.

“We don’t just talk the talk … we walk the walk!

“Powelectrics are very much the real deal, offering over 30 years of expertise & practical experience in instrumentation & digitalization and delivering IIoT solutions globally.

“The case studies cover a broad range of telemetry applications, including Industry4.0 solutions delivered to:

  • UK sector leaders like United Utilities, Royal Mail, Speedy Hire, Angel Trains and the RSPB
  • Major international enterprises such as Cemex, Greenchem and Fuchs Lubricants.

“See the cases here. 

“2021 has been a year of extremely positive change and the release of several augmentations to our ‘IIoT toolkit’.

“Q1 saw the launch of our fully-redeveloped MetronView platform, incorporating the highest levels of security, intuitive functionality and aesthetics.

“More recently, we released a powerful suite of IIoT building blocks, integrating GSM/GPRS, Sigfox, LoRa, RS232, RS485, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, CAN, MODBUS & IO-Link to MetronView.

“In the past some people had the perception that Powelectrics sold ‘boxes’. That was never true!!

“In a way, we’re a bit like Lego … the building blocks of our IIoT solutions may come in boxes, but they have been created to connect easily and we can put them together in infinite ways to suit a vast range of applications.

“The two major concerns for businesses wanting to embrace digital data are:

  • Cost
  • Time to market.

“Powelectrics ‘Lego’ is clever, robust, proven technology, designed by industry specialists, to deliver your IIoT objectives as quickly, simply and cost-effectively as possible.

“We get customer data flowing, from a first step towards digital transformation, a proof of concept … to an international estate of connected assets!

“Looking ahead to 2022, COVID highlighted the benefits of remote monitoring to many new industrial sectors, creating a range of exciting enquiries and opportunities and we are fortunate to enter the year with a strong order book.

“I am extremely excited about the launch Powelectrics first subsidiary business, PowUtilities, which focuses on electricity, gas and water metering technology, designed specifically for multi-occupancy sites, such as residential and holiday parks, managed & serviced offices & industrial units. It will offer a range of benefits to both site owners and end-users. Look out for more news of this in the very near future!

“Please also look out for news of major developments within our range of Condition Monitoring solutions!

“Of course, we are continually developing ‘Metron Intelligence’, incorporating innovations to integrate data from ever more machines, platforms, devices and protocols. These advances will be launched throughout the year offering real time insights, using machine learning, AI and anomaly detection.

“The appetite for IIoT and digitalisation has never been greater and Powelectrics has never been better placed to satisfy it!”

What can Powelectrics do for you?

Please browse the Powelectrics website and get in touch with any queries you have or applications you would like to discuss. Call +44 1827 310 666, email sales@powelectrics.co.uk or use this contact form.

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