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Oriel Systems caters for every requirement in wireless telemetry systems

With Oriel Systems’ past clients ranging from Roche, Unilever and Virgin to Nestle, Federal Mogul and Nordson, it’s clear that the firm – with its south west of England manufacturing, research and development facility as well as two sites in Manchester and north of London – has certain attributes in its supply of wireless telemetry systems that consistently draw the biggest names.

It is likely to have much to do with the company’s ability to design and install seemingly any type and structure of telemetry system, for any and every need, in any part of the world – as well as in the most prominent sectors. A client in the water industry may be looking to invest in an outstation with support for different pumping profiles on the basis of their energy tariffs, or they may be in the chemical industry and seeking the best means of transmitting tank level information back to one central location.

Oriel Systems also receives enquiries from oil and gas industry clients looking to cut down on the manpower required for a tank loading/unloading operation. Meanwhile, in the printing industry, the company’s wireless telemetry systems incorporate such features as the ability to over-ride a system and contact the supplier if ink levels fall below a pre-defined limit.

All of these functionalities are mere single aspects of telemetry systems as renowned for their reliability, flexibility and power as they are for their cost-effectiveness. The Oriel Systems technical team is confident and capable in the handling of the largest and smallest projects, implementing the right hardware, installing the appropriate software and designing control routines, prior to the testing necessary to ensure the utmost levels of system performance for a long time to come.

The company is also marked out by the services that it continues to offer long after installation, in the form of support and maintenance for the optimal running of a client’s system. Maintenance costs can be minimised with the use of Oriel Systems’ own remote diagnostic facilities. These are just some of the features making Oriel Systems such a highly regarded industrial services provider more than 25 years after its establishment, its wireless telemetry systems continuing to be seen across the industry as truly second to none.


The main components that make up a telemetry system

Telemetry‘ is a term that the layperson may only be aware of from arenas in which it plays an especially high-profile role, like motor racing. However, this highly automated communications process actually embraces an extremely vast range of fields, from meteorology, the oil and gas industry and space science to agriculture, water management and healthcare.

Telemetry serves the purpose of making measurements and collecting data at remote or inaccessible points, with the transmission of this information enabling monitoring. Data can be transferred in many different ways in a telemetry system – the term may be used especially often for wireless data transfer such as radio, infrared or ultrasonic systems, but the information can also be transferred over such media as optical link or computer or telephone networks.

More and more relevance has been gained by telemetry in all manner of fields in the 21st century, as organisations in both the public and private sectors seek ever-greater operational efficiency. Increasing numbers of these firms – which in the case of Oriel Systems, includes but is not limited to Virgin, Unilever, BP, Roche, Federal Mogul, Oxfordshire County Council and Nestle – greatly appreciate being able to call upon a powerful, scalable, cost-effective system that reduces labour costs and manpower in an important area.

Those interested in a telemetry system for their own firm’s operations will need to make choices relating to such components as the telemetry outstation or RTU (Remote Terminal Unit) itself, which collects data from the various sensors located at a given remote site. The sensors themselves, of course, are for the measuring of a value obtained at the site. In addition, the outstation requires a means of relaying its information back to the main office. For this, transmission options include broadband, PSTN, GSM, GPRS, radio or 3G technology.

Finally, once that vital information does reach the main PC, there will need to be the right software to interpret it. In this regard, Oriel Systems is again a leader with its highly-rated VMI and SCADA packages. Such software presents the data gained in a pictorial format, this allowing decisions to be made to ensure the continued smooth operation of each site.

By contacting the technical team at Oriel Systems today, potential clients can get a greater sense of just what form their own telemetry solution could take, bearing in mind their most exacting and individualised requirements.