Quamtra sensors

Quantifies, measures and transmits volumetric data

Quamtra Sensors are designed to be installed primarily inside urban solid waste containers in order to optimize collection and transport. Via the constant monitoring of fill levels, collection routes can be optimized to reduce costs, fuel consumption, and emissions. The installation of a Quamtra Sensor converts each container into an active smart element, which can transmit a variety of information about its status and allow for the monitoring and traceability of an entire fleet.

Q sensor

Q Sensor is an IoT device for volumetric measurement inside containers and other enclosed spaces (barrels, tanks, manholes, etc.). It is equipped with an ultrasonic sensor with a 30º beam and configurable measurement frequency. The sensor is capable of measuring from 30 to 300 cm and features internal memory in cases of poor connectivity or other issues. Q Sensor is compatible with several wireless communication options, including LPWA (Low Power Wide Area Networks) communications.

Q Sensor is a fully configurable device with many customizable parameters, including measurement and delivery periods, temperature alert thresholds, accelerometer, fill level, and battery level.

The sensor is compatible with all types of containers thanks to a series of specially designed accessories. The housing color is customizable and offers an IP67 protection rating.

Features

  • Real-time alerts for fill levels, temperature deviations, unauthorized access, shaking, and displacement.
  • Lithium batteries with up to 10 years of useful life (depending on shipping conditions).
  • Easy installation and distribution.
  • Remote device configuration.
  • Hibernation mode.
  • Data storage in the cloud.
  • Daily and monthly backups.
  • Integrable with existing client solutions.
  • Development of a mobile app (on Android) for greater usability.
  • IP67 protection rating.
  • Customizable housing color.

Cases studies

  • City:
    • Planning of collection routes for all types of waste.
    • Fire detection in containers.
    • Alerts for tipped containers and scattering of garbage.
    • Identification of misplaced containers.
    • Optimization of the quantity of containers in a given area.
    • Real-time alerts for critical decision making.
  • Industry:
    • Control of silo fill levels.
  • Utilities:
    • Control water fill level in sewers.
    • Traceability of assets.

Technical Specifications

GeneralDescription
Sensor· 40 kHz ultrasonic sensor
· 40 kHz ultrasonic sensor
· Lightning aperture measure for sensor: 30°
Temperature probeReal time temperature alerts for fire detection
Temperature range-30º C to 85°C (Optimal: -15 °C to 75 °C)
Integrated accelerometerDetects sudden movements and shaking, and sends real-time alerts for vandalism and pickups
ConfigurationRemote
Internal memoryStores up to 12 measurements
Measurement range30cm - 300cm with margin of error of +/- 2 cm
Alerts· Container fill levels in quasi-real-time
· Weak signal
· Battery life
· Temperature variations
· Shaking
· Displacement
LocalizationLocalization GPS enabled (GPRS option only)
Dimensions (height x width x depth)52,75 mm x 102,10 mm x 145,10mm
Wireless communicationsGPRS, LoRaWAN and Sigfox
LoRaWAN regionsEurope
AntennasInterior antenna for maximum discretion during installation
Battery3.6V lithium battery with an estimated life of 10 years (depending on shipping conditions)
HousingIP 66 fastening with rivets or self-tapping screws. Simple installation (rounded edges). Materials that mimic the environment. Color customization.
Weight560 grams

MiniQ

MiniQ is a smaller version of Wellness TechGroup’s Q Sensor. This volumetric sensor is designed to measure the fill level of different types of containers. The sensor is installed in the interior of a container and provides real-time monitoring of maximum and minimum fill levels, temperature spikes, and sudden movements. MiniQ features all the same benefits of the Q Sensor, with LPWA communications technology. Its data protocol is optimized to maximize information sent within a reduced framework, adapted to the specifications of these types of networks. This device also includes a GPS module. These features make the MiniQ Sensor ideal for specific use cases.

Features

  • Real-time alerts for fill levels, temperature deviations, and sudden movements.
  • Maximum and minimum fill level thresholds.
  • Lithium batteries with up to 10 years of useful life (depending on shipping conditions).
  • GPS enabled (sharing position once a day).
  • Easy installation and distribution.
  • Remote device configuration.
  • Hibernation mode.
  • IP66 protection rating.
  • Customizable housing color.

Cases studies

  • City:
    • Optimized door-to-door waste collection.
    • Control of fill levels in garbage bins in cities, businesses, campuses, beaches, and beyond.
    • Fill monitoring in manholes.
    • Service compliance audits.
    • Identification of misplaced containers.
  • Industry:
    • Control of silo fill levels.
  • Utilities:
    • Control water fill level in sewers.
    • Traceability of assets.

Technical Specifications

GeneralDescription
Sensor· 40 kHz ultrasonic sensor
· Remote configuration via the server
· Lightning aperture measure for sensor (configurable)
Temperature probeReal-time temperature alerts for fire detection
Temperature range-40 °C to 80 °C
Integrated accelerometerDetects sudden movements and shaking, and sends real-time alerts for vandalism and pickups
ConfigurationRemote
Internal memoryNo internal memory. Sensors measure and transmit data.
Measurement range20cm - 500cm with margin of error of +/- 1 cm.
Alerts· Container fill levels in quasi-real-time
· Weak signal
· Battery life
· Temperature variations
· Shaking
· Displacement
LocalizationGPS enabled (< 2.5 CEP precision)
Dimensions80 mm wide and 33.5 mm tall
Wireless communicationsLPWA
LoRaWAN regions· Europe (863-870 MHz)
· USA (902-928 MHz)
· Australia (915-928 MHz)
AntennasInterior antenna for maximum discretion during installation
Battery3.6V lithium battery with an estimated life of 10 years (depending on shipping conditions)
HousingIP 66
2 types of simple installation:
- Fastening with rivets or self-tapping screws
- Nut inserted in housing and screw pre-installed in container
Rounded edges
Material that mimics the environment
Color customization
Weight150 grams

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