Multi-year, maintenance free operation
Our sensors can harvest energy from multiple ambient power sources including thermal, vibration, solar and electrical induction. This ensures reliable operation in varying environmental conditions, removes the need for installation of power sources by electrical engineers and reduces or eliminates the time needed for battery maintenance.
Our self-harvesting sensors generate power for themselves, with no need for electrical connections or battery replacement to worry about.
Our sensors are developed to take advantage of the temperature differentials in their environment. They can utilise a heat source to generate power. For factories utilising steam, this makes our sensors an optimal choice as significant energy can be captured from the temperature differentials in such systems.
Vibration and motion of manufacturing plant are captured in our power harvesting sensors. When machines are continuously in motion, our energy harvesters utilise that movement to create power for sensing operations.
Small solar panels incorporated on the sensing units are absorb the light in the environment and convert it to energy. Light harvesting works with both natural and artificial light sources and the energy harvest is stored and used as a power source for the sensor.
Existing power connections, such as existing 3-phase wiring for units such as motors, can be used as a power source without requiring a direct connection. Harvesting equipment that clips-on to the existing wires can be used both to satisfy the very low power levels requirements of the sensor.
There is no requirement for work to be done by site electrical engineers and avoidance of work on live electrical equipment reduces safety hazards. There is no impact on the equipment monitored as the power harvested is a fraction of a percent of that consumed by the equipment.