Caproc IoT - use cases

Innovative sensors provide multiple use cases.

Endless possibilities

Low power wireless sensor technology provides multiple new use cases in locations where it has not been possilble before or has been too expensive to build. This page has some use cases for wireless sensors. Please contact us even if you did not find solution for your current need. Let’s check out your use case and find out a solution together!

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Water level and quality monitoring

There are now many wireless options in Caproc product range for water level and water quality monitoring.

Save time and money

Monitoring and reporting of water level is mandatory for companies and instances using the ground water. Ground water level monitoring pipes are usually in distant and hard to get locations. Wireless automatic water level monitoring saves time and money. Human errors are always risk in manual measuring. With automation you get constant good quality.

Waste and fresh water quality monitoring

Water management locations are in wide areas- Wells, pump stations and pipe networks are in wide areas. Quite often have also no electricity and communications. In these locations wireless battery powered sensors provide great value.

Aquaculture

Monitoring of water quality is essential part of aquaculture. Clean and oxygen rich water ensures healthy growing environment for fish and other aquaculture products. Aquaculture sites are quite often in hard to get locations. Wireless sensors can offer cost effective solutions.

Truly wireless everywhere

Wireless battery powered sensors connect to national IoT-networks so you do not need local WiFi-network or any other extra data transfer solution.

Industry maintenance – vibration and temperature measurements

Equipment condition monitoring is one of the most important responsibilities for preventive maintenance. Monitoring makes sure that equipment is functional and possible anomalies are detected early before any damage occurs. Factories and plants have lot of electrical motors, pumps, ventilation motors, ball bearings and other rotating equipment. Vibration and temperature are essential values for condition monitoring of these equipment.

Truly wireless solution without local networks or gateways

No need for extra local gateways needing power supply and installation. Our products are battery powered (or with fixed power supply) and operate in LoRaWAN IoT-networks. Both private and public networks are supported.

 

Easy and fast start up

Installation and start up is not getting any easier or faster than this. No need for extra gateways or local networks. Sensors are delivered ready to use. Just switch on power and install on the monitored device.

 

Multiple mounting options

Sensor has multiple mounting options.

  • Magnet base (in picture). Optional magnet base is connected to bottom of the sensor. Magnet base connects to the device firmly.
  • Adhesive. Optional mounting base is connected to the bottom of the sensor. The mounting base is connected to the device with adhesive.
  • Stub mounting. Special mounting stub is delivered with the sensor and can be used to connect sensor directly on the device.

 

Battery life time approx. 2 years

Sensors have low power consumption enabling long battery life time approx. 2 years.

Preventive maintenance

Increased vibration levels and rise of temperature are typically indicating anomalies in the device. Monitoring of these values provide good indication of equipment condition and possibility to prevent high damages due to unexpected failures.

Measured values

Sensor measures multiple vibration values and surface temperature.

Following vibration values are measured and visualized in the system:

  • Velocity RMS (mm/s)
  • Acceleration RMS (g)
  • Acceleration Peak (g)
  • Kurtosis
  • Crest factor
  • Skewness
  • Standard Deviation
  • Displacement (μm)

 

Alarm limits and notifications

Normal and critical alarm limits can be set for each measured values. The system informs too high or low values via emails. Also SMS is sent if critical limits are reached.

     

    Advantech WISE-2410

    We use Advantech WISE-2410 sensors as part of our solution. The link below leads you to manufacturers web pages for more information of the sensor

    https://buy.advantech.eu/SRP-IoT-Gateways/IoT-Gateways-Devices-IoT-Sensor-Nodes/model-WISE-2410-EA.htm

       

      Advantech WISE-2410 wireless vibration and temperature sensor

      Industry maintenance – detecting manual valve closed or open status

      Useful solution especially after maintenance works when everything needs to be set up correctly for normal operation. Saves also time and resources when there is no need to double check locally if everything is ok.

      Water companies, energy companies, electricity companies and production facilities have lot of pumping stations, various networks and equipment spread in wide areas. Fulli wireless remote control saves time and money.

      Truly wireless solution without local networks or gateways

      No need for extra local gateways needing power supply and installation. Sensors we use as part of our solution are battery powered and are connected to national LoRaWAN IoT-network (operator Digita Oy in Finland).

       

      Easy and fast start up

      Installation and start up is not getting any easier or faster than this. No need for extra gateways or local networks. Sensors are delivered as ready to use. Just place the sensor on the valve handle and you are good to go.

       

      Supports all valve positions

      Supports all valve installation angles. Vertical, horizontal or something in between. All opening and closing directions supported as well. Sensor positions for valve closed and open are aknowledged in the Caproc IoT system.

       

      Battery life time approx. 5 years.

      Sensors have low power consumption enabling long battery life time approx. 5 years.

      Alarms and notifications

      Alarm and notifications can be set for different valve positions. Displacement of monitored position or reaching of desired position.

         

        Valves on map

        Valves can also show on map. Different symbols and colors for open and closed positions to illustrate the overall state quickly. Map view is useful if there are multiple facilities to monitor in different locations. e.g. water, energy and electricity companies.

           

          Condition monitoring at home, at work or at summer house.

          With condition monitoring sensor you can measure room and facility temperature, humidity and other air quality values.

          Save energy

          With results of wireless monitoring you can adjust e.g. ventilation, heating or cooling.

          To summer cottage or boat

          Wireless battery powered condition monitoring sensor monitors also your summer house and boat You can set alarms for e.g. humidity levels to get indication of possible risk of mold Thanks to battery powered sensors your summer cottage without electricity is also in your control.

          Truly wireless everywhere

          Wireless battery powered sensors connect to national IoT-networks so you do not need local WiFi-network or any other extra data transfer solution.

          Tracking of valuable tools and assets (coming soon)

           

          GPS track and trace

          With intelligent GPS tracking device you can monitor where your valuable asset is located. No need to waste time for searching as you know exactly where your asset is.

          Handles rough conditions

          Sensors are waterproof and can handle rough conditions.

          Theft prevention

          Your valuable assets are safe as the system notifies you of unauthorized movements and location on the map..

          To boat or trailer

          The small sensor with magnet installation option is easy to attach to boat, trailer or other asset.

          Truly wireless everywhere

          Wireless battery powered sensors connect to national IoT-networks so you do not need local WiFi-network or any other extra data transfer solution.

          Level monitoring of containers, tanks and water level

          Wireless ultrasonic sensorsare good match for various level and distance measuring applications. With Caproc IoT-system you can monitor container levels and get notifications of full or empty tanks.

          Liquid waste tanks

          Liquid waste tanks are good solution for facilities outside of fixed municipality waste network. Tanks are typically emptied in fixed cycle regardless of tank being empty of full. With wireless ultrasonic sensor you can monitor when the tank is full and order emptying service only when needed. You can set the system to inform you when tank if getting full and prevent over flows or unnecessary emptying service.

          Fuel or chemical tanks

          Ultrasonic sensors fit well for tank level monitoring. There are models that can be attached on the tank filling whole. For example you can set a system to notify of empty fuel tank in road contruction area.

          Reservoir or water system level monitoring

          With truly wireless battery powered sensors you can easily monitor water levels in wide areas. Sensors are calibrated to same water level in Caproc IoT-system regardless of how high the sensor is mounted. This allows you to monitor the water level changes from multiple monitoring locations.

          Truly wireless everywhere

          Wireless battery powered sensors connect to national IoT-networks so you do not need local WiFi-network or any other extra data transfer solution.

          Waste container monitoring

          Wireless optical and ultrasonic sensors are well suitable also for waste container level monitoring. Save money and environment by optimising waste collection.

          Real time filling rate

          Waste bin level monitoring makes waste collection optimization possible. Collect only when necessary.

          Get rid of overflowing waste bins

          System informs when collection is needed. No bin overflows.

          Save money and environment

          Save money and reduce waste truck emissions by collecting waste only when needed.

          Truly wireless everywhere

          Wireless battery powered sensors connect to national IoT-networks so you do not need local WiFi-network or any other extra data transfer solution.

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