Trash compactor monitoring is characterized by two patented technologies: hydraulic pressure & electrical current.
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]
FEATURE & BENEFIT COMPAIRSON:
|1. Average savings expected (touted)||40%||56%||WASTENET|
|1. Typical installation time (touted)||1-2 hours||30 minutes||WASTENET|
|2. Special training or compactor knowledge required||Yes||No||WASTENET|
|3. Attached/joined/connected to the compactor||Yes||No||WASTENET|
|4. Intrudes upon the integrity of the compactor||Yes||No||WASTENET|
|5. Are compactor and monitor separate/independent systems||No||Yes||WASTENET|
|6. Jeopardizes operation, warranties & service agreements||Yes||No||WASTENET|
|7. Offers flexible installation location||No||Yes||WASTENET|
|9. Ownerships approval required for installation||Yes||No||WASTENET|
|10. Qualifying requirements necessary for installation||Yes||No||WASTENET|
|1. Recognizes any problem that hinders compactor’s operation||No||Yes||WASTENET|
|2. Must be (dis- and re-) connected when getting new compactor||Yes||No||WASTENET|
|3. Must be (dis- and re-) connected for some compactor repairs||Yes||Never||WASTENET|
|Programmed vs. Full Service- Designed For:|
|1. Low volume user||Yes||Yes||Neither|
|2. High volume user||No||Yes||WASTENET|
|3. Consistent work schedule||Yes||Yes||Neither|
|4. Inconsistent work schedule||No||Yes||WASTENET|
|5. User that works Round-the-Clock /Nights/Weekends/Holidays||No||Yes||WASTENET|
|6. Use waste hauler’s service notice time requirement (24-Hours)||No||Yes||WASTENET|
|7. Considers waste hauler’s available pickup times||No||Yes||WASTENET|
|6. Must sacrifice savings to avoid problems||Yes||No||WASTENET|
|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||WASTENET|