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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…

Data analysis of our waste collection systems.

Data analysis of our waste collection systems.

Data analysis of our weighing, locating and driving and identification systems. The wide experience in the urban services sector makes Distromel know the specific circumstances of both managing companies and competent public bodies.  This seniority has allowed us to develop systems regarding the existing problems at any time. Technology development has enabled us to be more accurate and reliable day by day and to obtain credible and exportable results to reach truthful conclusions. Once these robust systems have been designed, we have concluded that our customer should have a new module in the software to carry out and interpret data obtained. This is the reason why we are launching the new module for data analysis for waste management systems. An optimization point on waste collection and road/street cleaning can be reached thanks to the provision of data provided by electronic devices installed in the vehicles. CAN-Bus data is a clear example. This data standardization concerning driving, which was carried out some years ago and accepted by some vehicle manufacturers, allows companies having control systems to obtain data that in the past made the vehicle be fully sensorized to obtain such data. This data is easily exportable to reports which are completely configurable by the customers and easily understandable thanks to the creation of diagrams and graphs, which allow comparing data from other months or even previous years. A solution provided by Distromel is the possibility to compare the application data regarding previous months or even years. .  Consumption data, revolutions, sudden accelerations, idling (in hours and %), hours worked or CO2 emissions are some examples of data obtained. Data interpretation helps to know the improvement possibilities towards optimal, safe and efficient driving. In this way, we can obtain the above image box with regard to distance covered in one month, hours worked, litres consumed and other important information that allows us to check the vehicle production effectively. This efficiency in driving provides environmental, economic and social benefits. The environmental benefits are: reduction in carbon emissions to the atmosphere and decrease in the consumption of fossil fuels. Reduction in fuel consumption also means cost saving.    Lastly, controlling waste collection management leads to an increase in the service quality for citizens, because indicators can be identified and data on waste collection analysed. Distromel customers will see how their Desktop software is updated, resulting in improvements that will allow obtaining data described in…

Distromel will be presenting innovations TECMA 2016

Distromel will be presenting innovations TECMA 2016

Distromel will be presenting innovations in the new siGEUS software, the most powerful software for controlling, managing and optimising the waste collection, and in the TOUCH PANEL electronics installed into vehicles. These innovations and the latest implementations of Distromel in the national and international markets demonstrate that it continues being a benchmark in the sector of technologies for urban services. The trade fair will be held from 15 to 17 June at IFEMA (Madrid), which is a compulsory visit within the sector of urban services, one of the sectors where Distromel is. TECMA, within the Forum of Sustainable Environmental Solutions, FSMS, becomes one of the main platforms to show innovations in the field of equipment and management of cities. Among the innovative products that will be shown, siGEUS web version stands out with information in real time on the road conditions and viewing of traffic cameras provided by the DGT (Directorate General of Traffic) and information on the weather forecast provided by AEMET (State Meteorology Agency). With these contributions, Distromel intends to provide its customers with tools for daily decision making. siGEUS is a GIS software which is continuously developing. It started in 2014 and has been specifically developed for controlling and managing urban services (waste collection, road/street cleaning…). Based on an office environment and with the option to choose between siGEUS desktop or siGEUS web, it allows planning, controlling and obtaining indicators to be analysed for subsequent optimization. Besides, siGEUS launches the module for industrial and door-to-door collection at TECMA. In this way, we can easily manage the industrial or urban containers with the mobile application “Management of Urban Services” and the hand-held terminal HTL Lite. This allows the operator to select the route, check collections made to a citizen or have information on the number of containers to be delivered to customers. It is also important to know the new possibilities provided by the Touch Panel on-board computer in vehicles with weighing and identification systems, such as the possibility to guide the operator regarding the filling level of containers. It is important to note Distromel capacity to integrate with all type of platforms and devices. An example of this is its identification system (RFID) Full ISO, which is able to identify any tag installed in the containers. Having the full production process provides Distromel with the flexibility to meet modifications in the systems and integrations according to the customer requirements.…