Technology Comparison

Trash compactor monitoring is characterized by two patented technologies: hydraulic pressure &electrical current.

Technology Comparison

Trash compactor monitoring

Technology Comparison:

 

Trash compactor monitoring is characterized by two patented technologies: hydraulic pressure &electrical current.

Hydraulic Pressure- measures the magnitude of fluid pressure. A digital pressure transducer with snubber is installed directly into the hydraulic pressure line of the trash compactor motor. Its function is to convert input energy of one form (hydraulic pressure) into output energy of another (electrical current).

Electrical Current- measures the magnitude of electrical current. A device much like an electrician’s ammeter (current sensor) is placed over one of the three electrical wires that supplies power to the trash compactor motor. Its function is to measure the volume of the electrical-magnetic field that surrounds the wire during each compacting cycle.

[WASTENET- U.S patent # 5,558,013]

Technology
FEATURE & BENEFIT COMPAIRSON:

Hydraulic
Pressure

Electrical
Current

Technology
Advantage

Expected Savings:

 

 

 

1. Average savings expected (touted)

40%

56%

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Installation:

 

 

 

1. Typical installation time (touted)

1-2 hours

30 minutes

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2. Special training or compactor knowledge required

Yes

No

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3. Attached/joined/connected to the compactor

Yes

No

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4. Intrudes upon the integrity of the compactor

Yes

No

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5. Are compactor and monitor separate/independent systems

No

Yes

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6. Jeopardizes operation, warranties & service agreements

Yes

No

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7. Offers flexible installation location

No

Yes

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9. Ownerships approval required for installation

Yes

No

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10. Qualifying requirements necessary for installation

Yes

No

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Maintenance:

 

 

 

1. Recognizes any problem that hinders compactor’s operation

No

Yes

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2. Must be (dis- and re-) connected when getting new compactor

Yes

No

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3. Must be (dis- and re-) connected for some compactor repairs

Yes

Never

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UL- approval:

Yes

Pending

Competition

Programmed vs. Full Service- Designed For:

 

 

 

1. Low volume user

Yes

Yes

Neither

2. High volume user

No

Yes

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3. Consistent work schedule

Yes

Yes

Neither

4. Inconsistent work schedule

No

Yes

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5. User that works Round-the-Clock /Nights/Weekends/Holidays

No

Yes

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6. Use waste hauler’s service notice time requirement (24-Hours)

No

Yes

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7. Considers waste hauler’s available pickup times

No

Yes

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6. Must sacrifice savings to avoid problems

Yes

No

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Data Used To Determine Fullness:

 

 

 

1. Trend (Fullness Graph)

Yes

Yes

Neither

2. Frequency (Cycle Activity Profile)

Yes

Yes

Neither

3. Cycle Graph ( Picture of Ram as it Contacts/Compresses/Retracts)

No

Yes

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