AUTO BATCHARGER

OVERVIEW

This is a microprocessor board for managing the battery pack recharge cycle for industrial machinery (handling machines).
The board controls and manages the charging of the battery pack according to the standard charging profile for lead-acid batteries.

TECHNICAL DETAIL

Although very small in size, this board is capable of controlling peak currents of up to 100 A, with very little heat dissipation in relation to the energy transferred. It is an economy and “energy-saver” board.


The board “manages” the charging of the battery, so the “power interface” with the mains (usually just transformer + rectifier bridge) is separate.
The card current sensor is based on the use of a “brass plate” in series with the negative battery conductor, making wiring in the system simple and economical.


The card monitors the battery status during charging. In the event of anomalies, it stops recharging and warns the operator by means of LEDs.


Again with a view to energy-saving, at the end of the recharge cycle, if correctly wired, the card is able to disconnect the “power interface” from the mains. This eliminates unnecessary energy consumption from the mains, as in the case of long pauses between charging cycles.


Particular care has been taken in the management of recharging so as to achieve “clean” switching, thus maximum reduction of electromagnetic interference [EMI] and a strong reduction in noise from the power interface.
The board, which is produced in various models, allows the requirements of mains voltage as well as various battery packs to be met.
The power supply is taken directly from the battery pack to be recharged.


The simplicity of the necessary parts, reduced to a minimum, and careful attention to the technological choices made, make this board a truly economical and easy-to-use solution for battery recharging.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Mains voltage: 110V; 230V nominal
  • Manages battery packs of: 12V,24V,36V,48V
  • Nominal Battery-pack current sensor: 1 SHUNT
  • Battery-pack voltage sensors: 1

APPLICATIONS

  • Cargo handling
  • Manufacturers/maintenance of forklifts
  • Battery-powered machines for cargo handling
  • Marine sector

AUTO BATCHARGER

OVERVIEW

This is a microprocessor board for managing the battery pack recharge cycle for industrial machinery (handling machines).
The board controls and manages the charging of the battery pack according to the standard charging profile for lead-acid batteries.

TECHNICAL DETAIL

Although very small in size, this board is capable of controlling peak currents of up to 100 A, with very little heat dissipation in relation to the energy transferred. It is an economy and “energy-saver” board.


The board “manages” the charging of the battery, so the “power interface” with the mains (usually just transformer + rectifier bridge) is separate.
The card current sensor is based on the use of a “brass plate” in series with the negative battery conductor, making wiring in the system simple and economical.


The card monitors the battery status during charging. In the event of anomalies, it stops recharging and warns the operator by means of LEDs.


Again with a view to energy-saving, at the end of the recharge cycle, if correctly wired, the card is able to disconnect the “power interface” from the mains. This eliminates unnecessary energy consumption from the mains, as in the case of long pauses between charging cycles.


Particular care has been taken in the management of recharging so as to achieve “clean” switching, thus maximum reduction of electromagnetic interference [EMI] and a strong reduction in noise from the power interface.
The board, which is produced in various models, allows the requirements of mains voltage as well as various battery packs to be met.
The power supply is taken directly from the battery pack to be recharged.


The simplicity of the necessary parts, reduced to a minimum, and careful attention to the technological choices made, make this board a truly economical and easy-to-use solution for battery recharging.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Mains voltage: 110V; 230V nominal
  • Manages battery packs of: 12V,24V,36V,48V
  • Nominal Battery-pack current sensor: 1 SHUNT
  • Battery-pack voltage sensors: 1

APPLICATIONS

  • Cargo handling
  • Manufacturers/maintenance of forklifts
  • Battery-powered machines for cargo handling
  • Marine sector

1MHZ-3MHZ ULTRASONIC POWER GENERATOR

OVERVIEW

Ultrasound power generator board for 1MHz and 3MHz handpieces. Product typically used in the “AESTHETIC” sector.

TECHNICAL DETAIL

he board generates the power signal for driving 1MHz and 3MHz PIEZOCERAMIC handpieces [alternatively] with continuous modulation of the power supplied by amplitude modulation.
It implements sensors for

  • disconnected
  • short-circuited
  • generic overload

It has a connector for connecting 2 external LEDs indicating the active handpiece.
A sophisticated JOB sensor [optional] allows effective ultrasound delivery only when the handpiece touches the skin to be treated and as long as it remains in contact.
The delivery mode can be continuous or modulated ON/FF with all possible parameters programmable by the user.
The communication port used is the typical RS232 serial port [therefore connectable to a PC].
A sophisticated hardware + firmware system allows the handpiece drive signals to be generated digitally, i.e. expressed in numbers.

A special function [SEARCH], allows to find the specific resonance frequency of the mounted handpiece by a simple use of the PC. It is possible to save on the local PC all the specific operating parameters of the handpiece, then back up the data, or to attach the file to the handpiece to a remote customer, who by connecting the handpiece and uploading the file on the board, gets back the same operation as before; this feature can be used to supply “already calibrated” handpiece-replacements.
A large number of programmable parameters make it possible to customise/customise operation according to the most diverse requirements. In addition, the numerous operating ‘sensors’ allow you to work safely and have real time diagnostics on everything significant.
It handles a large number of control/alarm functions in current use and the diagnostics are therefore very accurate.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Board power supply: 12Vdc / 0.5A
  • Nominal Handpiece power supply: 30Vdc / 2.5A nominal
  • Handpieces manageable: 2, 1MHz & 3MHz alternatively
  • Control ports: 1 [RS232].

APPLICATIONS

  • Beauty equipment
  • Cream manufacturers

1MHZ-3MHZ ULTRASONIC POWER GENERATOR

OVERVIEW

Ultrasound power generator board for 1MHz and 3MHz handpieces. Product typically used in the “AESTHETIC” sector.

TECHNICAL DETAIL

he board generates the power signal for driving 1MHz and 3MHz PIEZOCERAMIC handpieces [alternatively] with continuous modulation of the power supplied by amplitude modulation.
It implements sensors for

  • disconnected
  • short-circuited
  • generic overload

It has a connector for connecting 2 external LEDs indicating the active handpiece.
A sophisticated JOB sensor [optional] allows effective ultrasound delivery only when the handpiece touches the skin to be treated and as long as it remains in contact.
The delivery mode can be continuous or modulated ON/FF with all possible parameters programmable by the user.
The communication port used is the typical RS232 serial port [therefore connectable to a PC].
A sophisticated hardware + firmware system allows the handpiece drive signals to be generated digitally, i.e. expressed in numbers.

A special function [SEARCH], allows to find the specific resonance frequency of the mounted handpiece by a simple use of the PC. It is possible to save on the local PC all the specific operating parameters of the handpiece, then back up the data, or to attach the file to the handpiece to a remote customer, who by connecting the handpiece and uploading the file on the board, gets back the same operation as before; this feature can be used to supply “already calibrated” handpiece-replacements.
A large number of programmable parameters make it possible to customise/customise operation according to the most diverse requirements. In addition, the numerous operating ‘sensors’ allow you to work safely and have real time diagnostics on everything significant.
It handles a large number of control/alarm functions in current use and the diagnostics are therefore very accurate.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Board power supply: 12Vdc / 0.5A
  • Nominal Handpiece power supply: 30Vdc / 2.5A nominal
  • Handpieces manageable: 2, 1MHz & 3MHz alternatively
  • Control ports: 1 [RS232].

APPLICATIONS

  • Beauty equipment
  • Cream manufacturers

WINE SMART LABEL

OVERVIEW

Easily connect with your consumer using innovative technology.

Today’s consumers live in a rapidly digital world that is seamlessly integrating into everyday life. The consumer desire for convenience, as well as immersive consumption experiences, has driven rapid technological change across the FMCG, retail, and food service landscapes. In turn, consumer needs and expectations are evolving, and brands are now embracing the latest digital technology to cater to these newfound behaviors and expectations.

What do Smart Labels mean?

  • Product activation to make them digital (IoT).
  • Data collection to allow Brand Owners to control their supply chain (grey market activities) and better understand the dynamics of their market (business intelligence).
  • Possibility for Brand Owners to exchange data with their prospects and clients (On Trade / Off Trade / Home) in one-to-one communication.
  • Possibility for consumers to interact with the product and get more out of it.

Smart Labels can be broken down into two categories:

  • Interactive – how you connect with the consumer via your packaging such as Augmented Reality, NFC and Printed Electronics
  • Track and Trace – supply chain management such as Digimarc, EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) tags and RFID

Engage your customers with Smart Labels

Security and Authentication

Security and authentication is an important feature of the 1.100 Euro wine. Each bottle comes with a unique certificate including bottle number, packing date and even the name of the person who was responsible for the packing process.

The company produced a new, super-premium and limited edition Barolo (Nebbiolo). It was equipped with custom-made, NFC tamper evident tags embedded on the closure to verify that the wine is authentic and unopened. JOULEHUB delivered and integrated labels in the NFC tags.

Augmented Reality Experience

The mobile application for iOS and Android developed by VR-BRAIN gives wine drinkers the opportunity to learn more about the company founders, winery and the wine they are enjoying, thanks to the Augmented Reality experience. The AR can be initiated from every wine brand, available in over 30 countries worldwide.

WINE SMART LABEL

OVERVIEW

Easily connect with your consumer using innovative technology.

Today’s consumers live in a rapidly digital world that is seamlessly integrating into everyday life. The consumer desire for convenience, as well as immersive consumption experiences, has driven rapid technological change across the FMCG, retail, and food service landscapes. In turn, consumer needs and expectations are evolving, and brands are now embracing the latest digital technology to cater to these newfound behaviors and expectations.

What do Smart Labels mean?

  • Product activation to make them digital (IoT).
  • Data collection to allow Brand Owners to control their supply chain (grey market activities) and better understand the dynamics of their market (business intelligence).
  • Possibility for Brand Owners to exchange data with their prospects and clients (On Trade / Off Trade / Home) in one-to-one communication.
  • Possibility for consumers to interact with the product and get more out of it.

Smart Labels can be broken down into two categories:

  • Interactive – how you connect with the consumer via your packaging such as Augmented Reality, NFC and Printed Electronics
  • Track and Trace – supply chain management such as Digimarc, EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) tags and RFID

Engage your customers with Smart Labels

Security and Authentication

Security and authentication is an important feature of the 1.100 Euro wine. Each bottle comes with a unique certificate including bottle number, packing date and even the name of the person who was responsible for the packing process.

The company produced a new, super-premium and limited edition Barolo (Nebbiolo). It was equipped with custom-made, NFC tamper evident tags embedded on the closure to verify that the wine is authentic and unopened. JOULEHUB delivered and integrated labels in the NFC tags.

Augmented Reality Experience

The mobile application for iOS and Android developed by VR-BRAIN gives wine drinkers the opportunity to learn more about the company founders, winery and the wine they are enjoying, thanks to the Augmented Reality experience. The AR can be initiated from every wine brand, available in over 30 countries worldwide.

INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATION 4.0

OVERVIEW

The customer’s need was to understand if some of their production machinery (aged between 10 and 15 years) were easily upgradable and it was possible, with some changes, to analyze some important information of the production cycle such as temperature, humidity, brightness, etc..

The customer did not want to change the machines of this particular line (for reasons of certification and design) but only wanted to update them.

We worked on this study recreating to scale some machines of the production process of the customer.

Benefits
  • Increased performance efficiency
  • Reduction of Corrective and Predictive Maintenance costs
  • Early problem forecasting
  • Reduction of production costs
  • Energy and maintenance cost savings

TECHNICAL DETAIL

Thanks to our designers, we first analysed our customer’s system and created a model of the main machines found in the company. We created a “Steam Machine” and inserted some sensors: humidity, temperature, pressure, brightness.
With Microsoft integrated systems, we created an IOT Hub to capture all the information coming from the machines. These data, after being analyzed, studied and learned by our AI, were displayed on a dashboard thanks to the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform.The on-site operator can associate a job directly without having to contact the technician. Thanks to the app loaded on his vehicle or portable device, the technician is always aware of the latest tickets assigned and work orders.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Sensors produce data
  • Profibus sensor concentrator
  • Siemens SPS (PLC)
  • AZURE IoT Hub Connector
  • Configurable device and system connectivity
  • Concentrate & harmonize sensor data (OMPP)
  • Field Gateway
  • Microsoft AZURE Platform
  • IoT Hub / Stream Analytics / Machine Learning
  • Cloud Gateway
  • Collect data
  • Analyse & interpret data
  • Anomaly detection
  • Trigger follow-up process

APPLICATIONS

  • Industrial Automation, Automation
  • Steelmaking
  • Metalworking

INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATION 4.0

OVERVIEW

The customer’s need was to understand if some of their production machinery (aged between 10 and 15 years) were easily upgradable and it was possible, with some changes, to analyze some important information of the production cycle such as temperature, humidity, brightness, etc..

The customer did not want to change the machines of this particular line (for reasons of certification and design) but only wanted to update them.

We worked on this study recreating to scale some machines of the production process of the customer.

Benefits
  • Increased performance efficiency
  • Reduction of Corrective and Predictive Maintenance costs
  • Early problem forecasting
  • Reduction of production costs
  • Energy and maintenance cost savings

TECHNICAL DETAIL

Thanks to our designers, we first analysed our customer’s system and created a model of the main machines found in the company. We created a “Steam Machine” and inserted some sensors: humidity, temperature, pressure, brightness.
With Microsoft integrated systems, we created an IOT Hub to capture all the information coming from the machines. These data, after being analyzed, studied and learned by our AI, were displayed on a dashboard thanks to the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform.The on-site operator can associate a job directly without having to contact the technician. Thanks to the app loaded on his vehicle or portable device, the technician is always aware of the latest tickets assigned and work orders.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Sensors produce data
  • Profibus sensor concentrator
  • Siemens SPS (PLC)
  • AZURE IoT Hub Connector
  • Configurable device and system connectivity
  • Concentrate & harmonize sensor data (OMPP)
  • Field Gateway
  • Microsoft AZURE Platform
  • IoT Hub / Stream Analytics / Machine Learning
  • Cloud Gateway
  • Collect data
  • Analyse & interpret data
  • Anomaly detection
  • Trigger follow-up process

APPLICATIONS

  • Industrial Automation, Automation
  • Steelmaking
  • Metalworking

AFTER-SALES MAINTENANCE WITH AUGMENTED REALITY

OVERVIEW

For one of our Swiss customers who designs and manufactures automotive parts, we have designed an after-sales remote maintenance system using augmented reality. The company sells these products abroad and was looking for a method to reduce logistical support costs (travel, training, entertainment expenses) and reduce downtime for the arrival of the technician. The project included three particular uses: training, maintenance and repair.

Benefits
  • Reduced travel costs
  • Possibility of assistance in remote locations
  • Reduced waiting times for service

TECHNICAL DETAIL

Before going into the specifics of the applications, let’s have a quick overview of how Augmented Reality is used in the after-sales phase. For the post-purchase there are ways of involvement through AR that consist of games and animations that are activated thanks to a QR code or other types of markers placed on the product packaging. Its use can be through smartphones, tablets or thanks to smart glasses that allow you to have your hands free and thus be able to operate directly on the product or interact with the information displayed.
The AR allows to provide complete information, presented in an engaging and interactive way, through the use of 3D images or videos. Augmented reality is directly applied to the product and additional information becomes visible on the product itself or in manuals and instruction manuals, which become interactive.
Our platform is equipped with the advanced Augmented Reality technology that allows you to communicate visually and in real time with the maintenance technician wherever he is.

 

Our platform will take care of everything else, putting the operator in contact with the maintenance technicians and, from a distance, will guide him step by step to carry out the intervention in a timely manner, solving the problem and reducing the machine downtime.
With the help of our remote maintenance and service platform, there is a drastic reduction in maintenance costs, and thanks to the speed and ease of operator intervention, normal plant operation will be restored, reducing the economic loss associated with production downtime.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Remote viewing for real-time assistance
  • More effective management of interventions
  • Efficient maintenance
  • Remote management of interventions
  • Always available manuals
  • Lower cost for the company
  • Dynamics 365
  • Azure
  • IOT
  •  

APPLICATIONS

  • Sector: Any sector, just adapt the platform to the machines in question and update Database

AFTER-SALES MAINTENANCE WITH AUGMENTED REALITY

OVERVIEW

For one of our Swiss customers who designs and manufactures automotive parts, we have designed an after-sales remote maintenance system using augmented reality. The company sells these products abroad and was looking for a method to reduce logistical support costs (travel, training, entertainment expenses) and reduce downtime for the arrival of the technician. The project included three particular uses: training, maintenance and repair.

Benefits
  • Reduced travel costs
  • Possibility of assistance in remote locations
  • Reduced waiting times for service

TECHNICAL DETAIL

Before going into the specifics of the applications, let’s have a quick overview of how Augmented Reality is used in the after-sales phase. For the post-purchase there are ways of involvement through AR that consist of games and animations that are activated thanks to a QR code or other types of markers placed on the product packaging. Its use can be through smartphones, tablets or thanks to smart glasses that allow you to have your hands free and thus be able to operate directly on the product or interact with the information displayed.
The AR allows to provide complete information, presented in an engaging and interactive way, through the use of 3D images or videos. Augmented reality is directly applied to the product and additional information becomes visible on the product itself or in manuals and instruction manuals, which become interactive.
Our platform is equipped with the advanced Augmented Reality technology that allows you to communicate visually and in real time with the maintenance technician wherever he is.

 

Our platform will take care of everything else, putting the operator in contact with the maintenance technicians and, from a distance, will guide him step by step to carry out the intervention in a timely manner, solving the problem and reducing the machine downtime.
With the help of our remote maintenance and service platform, there is a drastic reduction in maintenance costs, and thanks to the speed and ease of operator intervention, normal plant operation will be restored, reducing the economic loss associated with production downtime.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Remote viewing for real-time assistance
  • More effective management of interventions
  • Efficient maintenance
  • Remote management of interventions
  • Always available manuals
  • Lower cost for the company
  • Dynamics 365
  • Azure
  • IOT
  •  

APPLICATIONS

  • Sector: Any sector, just adapt the platform to the machines in question and update Database