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Food cool chain maintenance service

Food cool chain maintenance service

Did it ever happen that the cooling systems, air conditioning, or other preservance systems in your food supply chain (either cold or not) stopped working properly? If yes, you probably thought of some kind of a solution, because you might have lost for a few thousands of Euros or Dollars of value of the goods you were either storing or transporting.

For the owners of food supply chain components (warehouses, transport utilities, etc.), and even more for the service companies servicing different systems (cooling, wetting, ….) in those supply chains, Elmitel Sensing can provide a perfect solution to monitor the proper operation of all of them and react in a timely manner.
Reaction in a timely manner means that you avoid major losses and unwanted events by:

  • servicing cooling and other systems before they break down completely
  • react in time when anything breaks down and use alternative ways of preserving the food

and do all of that without much of additional hassle, because Elmitel Sensing monitors the conditions for you and alerts you, or your partners or co-workers.

With usage of Elmitel Sensing, a service company can provide a timely and responsive service to it’s customers, assuring that no major losses and unwanted events occur. On premises, the following parameters can be easily measured by the sensor nodes which can be installed on any location you wish:

  • air temperature and humidity
  • wetneess of a particular area
  • liquid presence
  • liquid level
  • and many other parameters, can be measured.

The sensor node uses mobile network (in a really cost-effective way, much cheaper than mobile phone itself), WiFi, or other option for connectivity.

The system for measuring those parameters is super-easy to install: the components can be delivered over the mail, and installed by the existing technicians who don’t need to obtain any special new technical skills. That being said, Elmitel Sensing is the sensor solution which you can pick according to your needs, and which you can install on your own, without any external system integration.
In case that you have any special needs or requests, we offer SensingService plans through which we can work with you towards the custom application to serve your specific needs, in a really cost-effective way, affordable even by small companies.

To learn more, register on Elmitel Sensing and we will get in touch about your needs in one business day.

Liquid and hydraulic systems just in time maintenance

Liquid and hydraulic systems just in time maintenance

Prompt response to a failiure in the liquid transport or hydraulic system in a production line can have a huge impact on the cost of potential failiure. Depending on how many workers are dependent on the system, the down-time of such hydraulic or liquid-based system can contribute to a significant losses from pay-time alone, not to mention all of the other expenses with repair and so on.

Constant monitoring of vital liquid-transport systems can help service company which is servicing those systems become proactive, and:

  • react prior the major breakdown occurs, and avoid or greatly reduce the downtime
  • order any missing parts in advance, to greatly reduce the downtime
  • react to any leakages or unwanted events quickly and limit the damage
  • and even identify possible optimizations in the system

A range of parameters can be measured literally anywhere where the presence of the liquids and proper operation of systems is necessary:

  • presence of liquids
  • level of liquids
  • flow of liquids
  • pressure
  • certain parameters to measure chemical composition of liquids
    plus a range of other parameters which are not in scope of this article, and are therefore not mentioned.

The solution is very easy to install and can be installed by existing staff without any special knowledge or training. Elmitel Sensing solution was designed to be as easy to install as a light bulb. All you have to do is to plug the components together, and install the sensor node in the desired place. From there on, you turn on the sensor node and the data starts appearing in Elmitel Sensing cloud. The sensor node uses mobile phone network (but in a way which is cheaper than mobile phone usage), or WiFi, or some other option, for connectivity. Elmitel Sensing can monitor different parameters for you and alert you when they rise above, or fall below, the certain values – making the system a truly plug&play and industry-friendly. In case you have any special requirements, with SensingService we can deliver a solution completely according to your needs which won’t break your budget.

If you are a service company servicing liquid-based systems, using Elmitel Sensing can help you offer proactive services with sensor technology, and deliver a considerably better service to your customer:

  • avoidance of catastrophic events
  • proactive service with low response-times
  • having necessary spare parts on stock just in time

This higher level of service can help you get more constant reveues, and assure your customer a higher level of service, which is in many cases a complete win-win situation.
We welcome you to express your interest through Elmitel Sensing registration form, and we will come back to you to discuss your needs and provide you with the optimal solution.

Machinnery maintainance service

Machinnery maintainance service

Prompt response to an indication of potential problems in the manufacturing machinnery can be a huge competitive advantage of a machine maintenance company. The down time of a single machine in the production line can quickly cause large expenses for the production line operator: only looking at the cost perspective, a down-time of 5 days of a machine on which 4 workers rely, more than 1.000 EUR is lost in pay-time alone. Not to mention that the manufacturer’s incomes to which this machine contributes are lost.

A just-in-time diagnosis of potential problems helps the maintainance company to:

  • learn about the arising problem before the problem actually occurs
  • diagnose the problem and prepare for the reparation before the problem occurs
  • limit the damage before the problem occurs

With this ability, any spare parts of the machines can be ordered ahead of time, leading to a considerable reduction of down-time. Furthermore, by limiting the damage on the machine, which would be present due to a breakdown of one part, the general damage on the machine and the materials can be considerably lower, reducing the expenses of the final repair.
In some cases, all that needs to be done is tightening of the bolts or joints, or re-lubrication of certain vital parts, to avoid greater damage on some of the parts – and this can in many cases be diagnosed by sensing the noise and vibration of the machines. In a case like this, a just-in-time diagnosis saved another, usually large, amount of money to the machine owner or user.

In both cases, for the machine owner this means lower unnecessary expenses, less down-time, and considerably higher satisfaction with the machines and the company which services the machines.
For the service company which services the machines, this means a happier customer, and the ability to charge for this quick-response service, so it’s a win-win situation for both.

With Elmitel Sensing, a service company can easily buy the sensor equipment over the Internet, install it on the machines they service, turn it on and start using it. Elmitel Sensing provides a custom, unpack-and-use sensor solution for any of your purposes. It’s possible to measure different parameters such as:

  • vibrations
  • temperature
  • different kinds of noises
  • presence and concentration of particular gasses
  • humidity and liquid presence

as well as a variety of other parameters we didn’t mention here because of the scope of this article.

The solution is very easy to install: you receive the box with the sensor node and sensor probes. The sensor node box is similar to a WiFi router that most of us have at home. Simply plug the sensors into the sensor node, and place the sensor node box close to the machine. Then install the sensor probes, which are on cables connected to the sensor node, to the locations around the machine where you would like to measure the parameters. And turn it on. The next moment, you can start looking at the measurements on Elmitel Sensing online. The sensor node uses cellular (mobile) network (way cheaper than mobile phone itself) or WiFito connect.

With a single event of just-in-time maintenance, the savings from the case described above (including pay time of the workers during the machine down-time, the service work, the additional material costs) for the company can quickly be considerably higher than the price of the sensor system. On the other hand, a service company can offer just-in-time service and through that make higher and more constant revenues, while also making the customers happier.

Elmitel Sensing runs in Cloud and is can monitor the parameters for you, and send you the alerts when the parameters go beyond the expected values. We are proud to offer a high quality of customer support, and even adapt the sensor solution to the custom needs of the user through the SensingService plans, as well as talk with you about your needs and wishes before the purchase. If interested, register here and we will be in touch with you to help you get the solution you need.