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German company offering an automatic online monitoring sensor with WiFi-function for the brine tank of water softening plants seeks distribution agreements

Country of origin:
Country: 
GERMANY
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BODE20200626001
Published
26/06/2020
Last update
04/08/2021
Expiration date
10/02/2022

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Analyses / Test Facilities and Methods
Sensor Technology related to measurements
Clean Production / Green Technologies
Industrial Water Treatment
Other measuring devices
Industrial measurement and sensing equipment
Process control equipment and systems
Water treatment equipment and waste disposal systems
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Summary

Summary: 
A German company has developed a novel sensor system with WiFi-function for the continuous online monitoring of water and salt concentrations in the brine tank of softener plants, used in industrial applications where water hardness is crucial for system operability. The sensor system includes immediate signalling of deviations of the water and salt concentration in the brine tank. The company seeks distribution services agreements.

Description

Description: 

An innovative German technology company develops, manufactures and sells analytical, monitoring and control systems for industrial process water plants. Within this scope, the company has developed a product range based on specific ion-selective sensors for applications, where water hardness is crucial to the uninterrupted function of the entire softening process.
In order to function properly softening plants require an integrated brine tank. The concentration of water / salt in this tank needs to be kept continuously at a certain level. In order to monitor this concentration level, the German company has developed a brine sensor that measures automatically and permanently the brine quality. Thus, the system allows continuous softener tank monitoring. The system includes immediate signalling via e-mail on the smartphone of the user if a WiFi-connection exists. In the case of no WiFi-network, a potential-free contact can be used for alert signalling.
The space-saving sensor system can be installed easily and quick in almost every softener system. LEDs show the operational status (WiFi and alarm). For industrial application the brine tank monitoring sensor can also be connected to the actual softener control system, thus a warning signal is also generated in the case of deviations of the softener parameters. In addition, the time interval between perceiving a deviation and the respective signalling can be adjusted to individual needs, which in some cases is technically reasonable. It is also an option to receive an alarm signal every 24 hours until the causes of the alarm have been eliminated. The products don’t only include sensor systems for water hardness, but also for water treatment in general.
The company seeks distribution services agreements with dealers and distributors of softeners or suppliers of water softening plants with a high commercial interest and international market access.
The envisaged partners are expected to distribute the German company’s sensor system in their region or country.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
• The brine sensor that measures automatically and permanently the brine quality, is a novel feature not applied in water softening plants yet. • The automatic and continuous monitoring through the new brine sensor is especially suitable for plants, where water hardness is crucial for the uninterrupted function of the entire softening process. • Immediate signalling of salt / water shortage avoids unnecessary maintenance times, provides full water softening process monitoring and control and thus, increased safety of entire softening systems.

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Ideal partners for the distribution agreements would be experienced dealers and distributors operating in the water treatment sector (as the products are also suitable for water treatment in general). The company would be particularly keen to work with distributors of softeners or suppliers of water softening plants who have access to international markets. The partners would be expected to distribute the German company’s sensor system in their region or country.