Hybrid Energy Solutions
As a power supplier, Enerwhere needed to make sure that their equipment is operational 24/7 and that power can be supplied at all times. Enerwhere needed to know how to do continual maintenance and know how much power is consumed by each customer.
HMS NetworksHMS Industrial Networks is the leading independent supplier of products for industrial communication. HMS develops and manufactures solutions under three brands: Anybus, IXXAT and eWON. HMS products enable industrial devices to connect to different industrial networks and also be monitored and controlled remotely. The company is headquartered in Halmstad, Sweden and has development centers in Germany and Belgium. Local sales and support are handled by branch offices in China, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, UK and USA, plus distributors in more than 50 countries. HMS employs over 450 people and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm. HMS manufactures and markets industrial communication products which connect industrial devices to different industrial networks. HMS products act as translators between robots, control systems, motors, sensors, etc. and the different industrial networks that exist on the market (fieldbuses and Industrial Ethernet). HMS also offers products for Remote Management - web-based control of field equipment such as Power Generators, Tanks, Telecom Base Stations, Buildings etc.
Enerwhere provides innovative solar-diesel hybrid power solutions, which generate power at a lower cost than conventional diesel generators. Enerwhere’s systems are optimized for use in locations where there is no access to the electricity grid, as often found in the in the mining, construction and oil & gas industries, as well as in military and aid / disaster recovery operations.
- CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
Cellular Ethernet Modbus
Hybrid solar power systems use Netbiter for remote monitoring and control. Netbiter gateways connect to the control panels of the solar/diesel systems and send data to a cloud-based control system. Hardware Components - Netbiter Remote Management: a Netbiter gateway Software Components - Enerwhere business system - Netbiter API - Netbiter Argos
- DATA COLLECTED
Fuel Levels, Number Of Hours, Power Consumption, Solar Power, Temperature
- SOLUTION TYPE
- SOLUTION MATURITY
Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
- OPERATIONAL IMPACT
Impact #1 [Data Management - Data Analysis]
Cloud solutions enable aggregation of data from the hybrid system such as temperature, fuel levels, energy consumption, running hours to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.
Impact #2 [Product Improvement - Customer Satisfaction]
Enerwhere can log into Netbiter Argos and view current status and consumption of their systems.
Impact #3 [Management Effectiveness - Internal Collaboration]
Deeper integration of information across departments and business units improves internal collaboration and end-to-end customer service.
- QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
- USE CASES
Machine Condition MonitoringMachine condition monitoring is the process of monitoring parameters such as vibration and temperature in order to identify changes that indicate a reduction in performance or impending fault. It is a necessary component of predictive maintenance solutions and allows maintenance to be scheduled prior to failure, or other actions to be taken to prevent damages to the machine and loss of production. Condition monitoring also provides value beyond improving maintenance schedules. For example, improved visibility into machine operations can indicate the root causes of product defects and can support optimization of energy consumption.