Monthly Archives: August 2012

Oriel Systems can come to the rescue of your print business

Out of all the industries that Oriel Systems ( serves with its telemetry solutions, few remain as ubiquitous as print. In a printing industry that has become besieged with worry about the economic impact of many erstwhile paper publications’ move to digital, newspapers have never been more anxious to make the most of routinely costly printing ink.

Indeed, both the newspaper itself and its supplier have reason to be thankful for a telemetry system that keeps the latter aware of the levels of product on the former’s site. This ensures that the customer never runs out of ink and is never let down by the supplier, while also keeping the supplier in business. Telemetry systems for the printing industry from Oriel Systems allow suppliers to monitor their customers’ consumption of ink so that they can better plan production, cutting costs in the process.

With Oriel Systems, VMI or Vendor Managed Inventory remote tank monitoring systems keep suppliers notified of customer tank levels. This means that an ink delivery can be planned by the supplier that allows for the tanker to be fully emptied, which is certainly preferable to having to bring back a partial load. The Awax VMI telemetry software allows for such easy and convenient monitoring of remote sites that it can even be hosted by Oriel Systems itself and therefore made accessible over the Internet.

An Intelligent Telemetry Outstation at the customer site is included as part of the inventory monitoring solution. It constantly monitors ink levels in each of the tanks, and if unexpectedly high usage occurs overnight that leads to the tank level falling below a pre-defined limit, then the system overrides everything and alerts the supplier to the need for a fresh delivery.

Oriel Systems has served a range of print ink suppliers with distinction, including Flint Ink, which requested the supply and installation of a telemetry system for a major customer in Spain. Oriel Systems provided an Intelligent Telemetry Outstation on broadband that closed the gap between the purpose-built facility near Madrid and the Netherlands headquarters of Flint Ink and the ink manufacturing facility in Wolverhampton UK. The resulting system provided vital information on historical ink consumption, current tank levels and delivery estimates, allowing the supplier to put in place the most cost-effective practices.

Contact Oriel Systems today at for more information about its complete range of telemetry maintenance solutions.


The many applications of telemetry in the chemical industry

Where a need exists for liquid and other substances to be measured to assist the planning of all manner of organisations, so telemetry has a key role to play – and a specialist such as Oriel Systems ( can be instrumental in providing the right solution for the water, oil, gas or other industry. The situation is no different in the chemical industry, where there is a requirement for the professional supply and installation of the best quality level sensing equipment.

Although telemetry solutions have always been broad and applicable to areas ranging from nuclear plant safety monitoring to endangered species’ migration habits, they were not always used in chemical plants given the tendency for some wireless signals to be interfered with by concrete and stainless steel. Today, however, such issues have been overcome, with telemetry proving truly invaluable in situations that demand the measuring of physical and chemical parameters in tanks.

There are many priorities that one must consider when investing in telemetry installation, in order to decide on the best configuration. The hardware and sensors will need to be suitably optimised, for example, taking into account the exact substance in the tank, while the best position to place the sensor depends on what the sensor is intended to measure, as well as whether the system is to be used for a single tank or multiple ones.

One will also need to pay attention to the power configuration to ensure that the associated communication devices have the energy to operate, while other key priorities include the communication frequency, and storage and management of information as well as, of course, budget. The right telemetry specialist will have considered all of these elements and will be able to give their clients advice based on their exact business requirements.

Oriel Systems recognises the importance of choosing the correct sensor for a given application, when the client is considering any VMI or tank monitoring system. That’s why the company offers an extensive range of sensors encompassing Radar, Guided Microwave, Ultrasonic and pressure transducers, and has a technical team on hand to guide clients in their choice. There are, after all, many factors that determine the best choice of sensor, including the vessel’s size and shape and whether there is a need for ATEX approval.

Visit the online home of Oriel Systems at to find out more about the company’s telemetry software and associated services, such as its ability to install galvanic isolation or return the tank level information to one central location. The firm is able to set up perfectly tailored telemetry systems for large and small projects alike.


Oriel Systems provides invaluable telemetry for the water industry

The purpose of telemetry is to remotely monitor values from industrial silo’s or tanks or critical plant and equipment to ensure that the industrial process has sufficient stock levels so that the  process operates within safe and defined conditions.  Within industry the measuring of stock levels of liquids, powders and other chemicals is to help companies to better plan their inventory levels has assured it of very wide range of applications. Whether it is used to monitor endangered species’ migration patterns or instead monitor the safety of nuclear plants, specialists such as Oriel Systems ( have long been engaged to assist the likes of the chemical, oil. gas and printing industries.


One other industry that has certainly long benefited from the right telemetry systems is the water industry, in which monitoring and control requirements can greatly change over time.  A company in this industry may need to monitor one remote water level or instead be in need of a more complex telemetry system that spans an entire area, while consisting of such vital components as sensors, a telemetry outstation, communications and telemetry software.


With more complicated equipment being increasingly needed as companies in the water industry join those in other sectors in striving for maximum efficiency, clients of Oriel Systems’ telemetry solutions will be thankful for the ability to use one PC to monitor equipment across multiple remote sites. This fits in with the increasing tendency for just one employee to have responsibility for many remote sites.


Sensors measure the value that is obtained at a remote site, while the telemetry outstation – which can also be referred to as the Remote Terminal Unit or RTU – is a device for data collection, gathering information from all of a particular remote site’s sensors on a 24 hours a day basis. Oriel Systems can not only supply and install a comprehensive range of sensors to ensure suitability to a specific monitoring application, but also specialises in intelligent telemetry outstations than allow for completely autonomous operation at remote sites.


Being modular in construction, the intelligent telemetry outstations of Oriel Systems are easy to expand or upgrade so that the system can be provided with additional analogue, digital or counter inputs, or for that matter so that local plant and equipment can be controlled remotely with digital or relay outputs. A control algorithm removes the need for engineering staff to be present at every remote site, with functions instead being performed automatically.


Oriel Systems offers various transmission possibilities so that the information that the outstation collects can be relayed back to the main office from what may be an especially remote area. Such options include radio, broadband, PTSN, GPRS, mobile broadband 3G or WiFi, while clients are also likely to appreciate the historical data that the telemetry system captures and that can be invaluable to water engineers for future projects or water modelling.


Contact Oriel Systems at for more information about the applications of the right telemetry installation for companies in the water industry.