Successful cases

Tics for urban service management.

Tics for urban service management.

Many times, we wonder how tics help in managing urban services, types of technology such as positioning or locating systems, container identification systems, weighing for implementing payment for generation, volumetric sensors for detecting the filling of the container and multiple hardware that can help us in Urban Service Management such as waste collection, road/street cleaning, gardening and many more.  The answer for this questions can be found in a video report that Canal 9 of Valencia did many years ago. We are putting the video at your disposal and hope you like it.   New recycling containers informing when they are full  from Distromel Channel on Vimeo. Firstly, we should position our elements whether containers, waste bins, urban furniture or any other urban element, which should be geopositioned. To do that, we offer our application for smartphones and tablets, with GPS signal of the terminal and RFID identification of the element we can locate it together with additional data, which is used for having a complete and precise inventory. Thereafter, we will carry out daily tasks. Those tasks whether collection, street cleaning, gardening tasks or any other task should be monitored and data obtained to check if those tasks have been performed as productively as possible. Productivity is understood as the task being performed in the best possible way and at the lowest cost. To do that, our Touch Panel device with identification, weighing or both, is essential. In addition, it will help us dealing with the drawbacks such as holiday periods. To replace that staff, who know how the service should be performed, we make available for our customers a browser as an optional element for Touch Panel devices. That browser will guide us through the containers or incidences to be solved precisely and quickly without knowing the area we are.   Thus, the main thing for these TICs to have optimum results is to analyse the results obtained with a software, like siGEUS. In this way, modifications to tasks made for optimization can be implemented. With our software and tools provided, the necessary analysis can be carried out for optimising our processes.

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…

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…

Distromel RFID readers compatible with all types of tags.

Distromel RFID readers compatible with all types of tags.

RFID tecnologies from Distromel. Since 2008, Distromel committed itself to the design of identification products for containers in the Environmental Area. This guideline consists in complying with ISO 14803 standard, an European standard specifying the way to identify and determine the amount of waste. Our engineers in the R&D department developed a number of tags according to our experience and to the before mentioned standard, that allowed for 100% correct reading rates. In this way, our identification systems are at the top of the domestic market ranking, which led us be present in most of the national territory. Currently, the market consists in tags with HDX technology and tags with FDX technology, each tag has its pros and cons. FDX-B technology was used for developing our tags, which is the most suitable for hard and hostile environments where there are containers to identify.  CRITERIA HDX FDX-B Reading range GOOD GOOD Immune to radio interferences NO YES Reading time 70ms 31msNote: in field tests, an FDX-B microchip can be read fourfold faster than an HDX- Need of synchronization in the readers. Do readers interfere with one another? YES YES NO NO Is there a loss in the reading time? When entering the field of action of a reader, identification is produced. Loading time needed. YES NO Adapted to include further technology innovations. Chemical or biological captors (parameters affecting diseases). Meets the new standard ISO 14223. Uses cutting-edge technology. NO YES Possible and proven miniaturization NO YES Suppliers Only one All Is functioning affected by metals around (magnet inside the cross-line, wiring, etc.)? A lot Little Valid technology for the entire environment (global technology) NO YES       Distromel has just launched a line of identification readers through RFID at low frequency called FULL-ISO. These readers allow for tag identification with FDX and HDX technology. Our products identify, at all times, the container loaded by the vehicle allowing entering additional information in order to indicate the filling status or weigh the container waste. In this way, collection is optimised and the essence of Smart cities achieved.