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

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]

Expected Savings:
1. Average savings expected (touted)40%56%WASTENET
1. Typical installation time (touted)1-2 hours30 minutesWASTENET
2. Special training or compactor knowledge requiredYesNoWASTENET
3. Attached/joined/connected to the compactorYesNoWASTENET
4. Intrudes upon the integrity of the compactorYesNoWASTENET
5. Are compactor and monitor separate/independent systemsNoYesWASTENET
6. Jeopardizes operation, warranties & service agreementsYesNoWASTENET
7. Offers flexible installation locationNoYesWASTENET
9. Ownerships approval required for installationYesNoWASTENET
10. Qualifying requirements necessary for installationYesNoWASTENET
1. Recognizes any problem that hinders compactor’s operationNoYesWASTENET
2. Must be (dis- and re-) connected when getting new compactorYesNoWASTENET
3. Must be (dis- and re-) connected for some compactor repairsYesNeverWASTENET
UL- approval:YesPendingCompetition
Programmed vs. Full Service- Designed For:
1. Low volume userYesYesNeither
2. High volume userNoYesWASTENET
3. Consistent work scheduleYesYesNeither
4. Inconsistent work scheduleNoYesWASTENET
5. User that works Round-the-Clock /Nights/Weekends/HolidaysNoYesWASTENET
6. Use waste hauler’s service notice time requirement (24-Hours)NoYesWASTENET
7. Considers waste hauler’s available pickup timesNoYesWASTENET
6. Must sacrifice savings to avoid problemsYesNoWASTENET
Data Used To Determine Fullness:
1. Trend (Fullness Graph)YesYesNeither
2. Frequency (Cycle Activity Profile)YesYesNeither
3. Cycle Graph ( Picture of Ram as it Contacts/Compresses/Retracts)NoYesWASTENET
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