Powelectrics ‘Off the Shelf’ Metron Telemetry Can Also Deliver Highly Customised IIoT Solutions

At Powelectrics, we strive to offer cutting edge IoT technology in a practical, user-friendly format, so that our customers can focus on their core business. Our standard range of hardware is truly ‘plug n play’ and our MetronView cloud is exceptionally customisable. We also understand that global m2m is not a ‘one size fits all’ business!! There are a broad range of little tweaks and major adaptations we can offer, to ensure we deliver the right solution for your application.

Let’s start with the Metron4, Powelectrics latest Industry 4.0 telemetry hardware. It supports 2G, but also 4G, for global deployment, even where the 2G network is switched off. Metron4 together with our MetronView platform operates as a complete ‘plug and play’ telemetry solution.

Devices are delivered ready to install, with simple instructions. No programming experience is needed. Powelectrics can configure units prior to dispatch or remotely via MetronView. Devices are easily tested on site via the interactive display. Perfect for speedy installation! No site visits are needed for reconfiguration,as that too can be delivered via MetronView.

The Metron4 offers a range of power options as standard:

  • Externally-powered with battery backup, for sensor readings up to every 5 minutes.
  • Battery-Powered (offering up to four years data, based on one reading per day)
  • Solar-Powered, offering readings as frequently as every 10 minutes

This means your m2m remote monitoring system can be self-sufficient anywhere that has a mobile phone signal …. even in the middle of a field!

As well as making regular transmissions, the Metron4 can store 80 readings per channel. This greatly reduces the possibility of losing data points in areas of poor signal and means you can transmit less frequently, if your application permits.

Powelectrics can deliver end-to end Industry 4.0 solutions or part of a ‘connected sensor’ solution, be that sensors, telemetry hardware, connectivity or IoT cloud. We work closely with our customers to understand and meet their specific needs.

We can fit a range of additional kit in our factory prior to dispatch or during installation, including external antennas to boost signal strength and rugged weatherproof mains connectors.

We can also build panels and enclosures to incorporate a range of ancilliary devices such as signal isolators, signal conditioners and ATEX barriers.

Metron4 offers enormous flexibility to add functionality for customer-driven applications, with 4 analogue inputs and 2 relay outputs controlled remotely or when threshold breached, plus expansion cards for pulse counting (5 channels) and RS232.

Metron4 offers capacity for edge processing and interfacing with third party kit, with options to develop RS485 and CANBUS interfaces and write custom firmware. For example, we could write code to parse serial data streams and perform mathematical and logical calculations. More here: https://www.powelectrics.co.uk/sensing-telemetry-products/index.asp?page=metron4-1007

Metron4 telemetry hardware and our proprietary MetronView cloud can bear customers’ corporate graphics and be presented as their own product.

MetronView offers customisable dashboards, reporting and alerts. Regular data and alarms can be easily viewed by unlimited, authorised personnel, based on hierarchical permissions, on any web-enabled device.

Its secure and scalable, currently processing millions of readings every day, whilst only using a fraction of its processing capabilities. MetronView supports over 140 protocols including MODBUS, MQTT, HTTP, TCP, UDP, SERIAL, SIGFOX, SNMP. More here: https://www.powelectrics.co.uk/sensing-telemetry-products/index.asp?page=metron-view-761

Powelectrics will be launching an augmented MetronView in Q1 2020.

Data can be collected from MetronView by other platforms via a common API. These could be existing application-specific portals, created by us or by our customers. Powelectrics have developed a number of these ‘micro-sites’ for customers.

For example, MetronTMS (Tank Monitoring System) was developed for customers who distribute or collect bulk product. (liquid, gas, powder or granules). Thresholds can be configured for individual tanks to alert customers when tanks are reaching amber and red alert levels and even predict when individual tanks will need filling/emptying based on recent usage. Tanks can be plotted on a map, by colour code and postcode to enable efficient logistics planning.  This allows customers to drive down logistics costs and enhance customer service. More here: https://www.powelectrics.co.uk/sensing-telemetry-products/index.asp?page=metrontms-tank-monitoring-system-856

Other portals have been developed for energy metering, glue dispensing in packaging, waste compactors and monitoring engine temperature on trains. We really do get involved in a diverse range of industries and applications!

The API also allows integration to software like Navision, SAP, SCADA and platforms like IBM Watson, Microsoft Azure, AWS and Miimetiq.

Powelectrics offer you over 25 years’ experience in sensors and instrumentation. Please get in touch and talk to us about your applications:

sales@powelectrics.co.uk   +44 1827 66 310

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