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New system for the control of door-to-door waste collection

Distromel has designed a new system for the control of door-to-door waste collection. The new system has GPS location, RFID identification and mobile applications, and it can also be complemented with the systems that have achieved so many successes in the collection of surface and underground containers. Door to door collection has been a reality for 15 years in some Spanish municipalities. However, it is in the last five years when it has begun to gain importance because, according to the structure and design of certain municipalities, it is the most ideal, optimal and profitable collection. Talking about aspects of sustainability, since socially is already accepted, economically it is profitable and environmentally respectable with the environment. However, it is worth mentioning that each municipality has a singularity and therefore must choose between the different types of collection available in the market. Up to the present there was no Spanish technology company that had a complete and specific system for the control, management and optimization of waste collection door to door. Distromel with its latest developments in both software and hardware brings together all the products necessary to obtain exhaustive control of the dumping of citizens, the service performed by the company and the data obtained so that the competent public administration can consult and analyse. View of the siGEUS software in the door-to-door container management module The implementation of the door-to-door system has substantially improved the selective collection of waste because citizens have no choice when it comes to dumping the waste, but the service workers collect the waste checking that there are no improper products in the bags and/or cubes. Subsequently, these bags are poured into the truck and transported to the specific management plant. The correct separation at source allows a less expensive treatment of the waste and therefore an economic saving and a reduction of the environmental impact. In some cases, this implementation has meant an important improvement, going from 32% of selective separation to 80%, as is the case of the Pallars Sobirà region in the province of Lleida. Between the Valencian Community, the Basque Country and Catalonia are more than 100 municipalities that have already implemented the door to door. In addition some larger municipalities such as Vic and Girona are considering the possibility of including this type of collection in some of its neighbourhoods. These facts indicate that it is a reality and that…

Gps location systems

Gps location systems

Location systems designed and built by Distromel.  All companies have the need to control its assets. From Distromel blog, we are proposing the aspects to be considered for installing GPS location systems and fleet control systems in our vehicles. We are going to explain some characteristics that we consider essential when purchasing a system for obtaining reliable gps positioning registers; scalability and reliability of registers is of utmost importance as our decisions will be based on that data. Installation of location systems in vehicles should be executed by skilled staff because we need to obtain continuous supply voltage, and supply voltage after the engine has started to know if the vehicle engine has started or not. In this way, our software will provide information on stopping and driving with regard to the engine (operative or inoperative engine). Due to the additional data provided by the GPS, we will know when the vehicle has been with the engine started but at low speed, because it may happen that the vehicle is active but physically stopped. Staff installing the fleet control should obtain that voltage without altering the standard electrical installation of the vehicle.   Together with the GPS position, we will receive additional data for that georeference such as date and time, number of satellites that will determine the quality of the GPS signal, direction, altitude, altitude orientation, length, length orientation, speed, sampling time regarding the previous position, minimum speed, maximum speed and average speed of that sampling time and minimum and maximum acceleration and deceleration. All these, together with some logs indicating the functioning state of our location system, position us as one of the manufacturers producing high-quality location systems.    For Sensorisation regarding the obtaining of digital signals of a machine, we should consider the extension capacity of the number of inputs and outputs that the Distromel location systems have. Currently, we consider that four inputs are enough to control the tasks developed by a vehicle, however it should also be considered that may be in the future we will need to extend the functionality of our locating device.  Knowing the tasks such as sweeping, water ejection, actuation of the third arm, suction, compaction, water charge and other tasks carried out by a vehicle can help us in optimisation and decision making as it is of utmost importance to know where the vehicle is and what it is doing. As we…

Sistemas de pesaje en vehículos recolectores de residuos

El próximo año Distromel cumplirá 20 años desde la primera instalación de un sistema de pesaje para residuos en un vehículo recolector y la realidad, como es lógico, es que en nada se parecen  los resultados anteriores con los resultados de pesaje obtenidos en las últimas implantaciones. Durante este tiempo, la forma de obtener los datos ha cambiado, las electrónicas han evolucionado de forma considerable y la desviación en los pesajes se ha aminorado hasta ser prácticamente inapreciable ya que son agentes externos al sistema de pesaje los que imposibilitan la perfección en las tareas de maniobra como las inclemencias meteorológicas o la misma operativa automática de la recolección. El éxito en las últimas implantaciones de Distromel otorga una fiabilidad asegurada a nuestros clientes. Éxitos nacionales e internacionales como son los sistemas de pesaje en elevador y en chasis que han sido instalados por técnicos de Distromel han demostrado en las implantaciones de 2015 y 2016 que disponemos de un nuevo sistema ágil y flexible según las necesidades del cliente.   Los sistemas de pesaje embarcados en vehículos recolectores de residuos permiten obtener datos de producción de cada contenedor, por municipios o áreas determinadas y de las distintas fracciones para analizar el porcentaje de reciclaje de cada una de ellas. Permiten realizar un seguimiento de los pesos de cada contenedor y a posteriori diseñar campañas en función de la fracción o de la zona o municipio con menor índice de reciclaje así como implantar el pago por generación que tanta aceptación entre la ciudadanía está teniendo.  Para ello, es necesaria la robustez del sistema y un servicio técnico experimentado capaz de solventar cualquier incidencia que pueda surgir ya que estos vehículos están expuestos a entornos muy agresivos y a jornadas largas de trabajo.  Los equipos de pesaje Distromel pueden funcionar con diferentes herramientas diseñadas por Distromel formando un sistema completo para el control de la recogida como son electrónicas embarcadas con tecnología bidireccional Touch Panel, sistemas de identificación de contenedores (RFID), sistemas de localización GPS, inclinómetros para detectar la elevación, botoneras de introducción de incidencias o información o aplicaciones móviles para la gestión de los servicios.  En la siguiente tabla se puede visualizar una tabla de los datos reales obtenidos de la web que los técnicos de Distromel usan diariamente para verificar el correcto funcionamiento y detectar posibles incidencias en los sistemas. Pertenecen a un vehículo recolector de fracción resto/RSU en una mancomunidad española. Se…