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FROM AN ULTRASONIC WATER FLOW SENSOR TO A LASER

Did you know that because of robotisation of the processes, the time of one manufacturing cycle of an ultrasonic meter is only 15 seconds? How many and what stages are required to present to the world the cutting-edge water meter Qalcosonic W1 from Axioma?

If you are curious to see how the top precision water meters are manufactured, watch the video of Axioma Metering, the leading modern manufacturer in the Baltics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRrav7iDrz0

Qalcosonic W1 Smart Water Meter
Qalcosonic W1 Smart Water Meter

For more information on AMS Water Metering and the Qalcosonic range of smart ultrasonic water meters, visit www.amswatermetering.com.

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AMS Water Metering supports AWA program in Vietnam

AMS Water Metering is supporting the Australian Water Association and the Australian Government’s program to increase access to safe drinking water in schools in rural Vietnam.

Through the installation of small scale water treatment technology systems, the program is providing safe drinking water for over 2400 students in four separate schools that didn’t otherwise have access to safe drinking water. These schools are Dien Tan Primary School and Suoi Tien Primary School in Khanh Hoa Province, and Chieng La Primary School and Nong Lay Primary School in Son La Province.

AMS Water Metering donated Qalcosonic W1 ultrasonic water meters to help with monitoring the consumption of water and supporting sound maintenance and operation procedures.

“AWA are very appreciative of AMS for donating their meters for this important project. Our partnership with AMS Water Metering allows the collection of water consumption information by local operators of the drinking water kiosks and more informed decision making by the school, rural water authorities and the central government of Vietnam”, said Paul Smith, AWA International Manager.

“Access to clean, safe drinking water is something that we take for granted in Australia but is not always the case in many developing countries. AMS Water Metering is proud to be supporting AWA and the Australian Government in this important program to bring safe drinking water to rural schools and villages in Vietnam”, said Andrew Riches, General Manager – Business Development, AMS Water Metering.

AMS Water Metering will continue to support the AWA program in Vietnam and is part of the Australian delegation to the Vietwater 2019 Exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City in November.

For more information on AMS Water Metering and the Qalcosonic range of smart ultrasonic water meters, visit www.amswatermetering.com.

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WATER METERS QALCOSONIC W1 RECEIVED FRENCH, ITALIAN, DUTCH AND POLISH HYGIENIC APPROVAL

The Qalcosonic W1 water meter produced by Axioma Metering, the developer of smart water and heat metering devices, received a hygienic approval from France (ACS), Italy (ICIM), the Netherlands (KIWA) and Poland (PZH). They certify that the meters are safe and may be used for drinkable water metering.

“The received hygienic approvals are yet another acknowledgement of the quality of our products. Members from the assessing organisations from different countries, each applying its own evaluation procedure, visited our factory, audited our manufacturing processes and materials used, inspected the product quality, tested the meters 4–5 weeks in their laboratories, and confirmed that our new smart water meters Qalcosonic W1 are suitable for metering even drinkable water,” Axioma Metering’s Head of Product Development Giedrius Vaitkūnas shared his thoughts on the achievement.

Unlike the MID (Measuring Instruments Directive) certificate acknowledging that a mater meets metrology requirements of the highest level and is suitable for commercial water metering throughout the European Union, the hygienic requirements are defined by the national legislation of each individual country or region. The inspection involves the entire company’s quality policy, manufacturing process sustainability, and statements on product material composition. It takes 3 to 4 months to receive each approval.

“Currently we have started the procedure to receive hygienic approvals in Germany and the United Kingdom. We will not limit ourselves to Europe and will seek a similar approval in the Australian and US markets in the nearest future,” Mr Vaitkūnas explained the company’s plans.

The Axioma Metering team completed the development of the ultrasonic meter Qalcosonic W1 in 2018. It invested over 1.7 million euros in its development. Qalcosonic W1 is unique in its especially accurate metering and essentially unlimited data-transferring possibilities. Accurate water metering will help consumers save water and allow them to monitor its consumption remotely, while utility companies will be able to control water metering much more effectively. The meter is currently being tested by more than 30 utility companies in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Denmark and Norway. Qalcosonic W1 received the MID certificate in autumn 2018.

Axioma Metering, the developer of smart water and heat meters, officially announced the use of LoRa technology in the energy meter E3.

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AXIOMA METERING E3 METER ENTERS THE AGE OF THE INTERNET OF THINGS

Axioma Metering, the developer of smart water and heat meters, officially announced the use of LoRa technology in the energy meter E3.

LoRa is a low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) protocol designed to allow wireless communication of things operated on a battery in regional, national or global networks. The main advantage of this technology is long distance data transfer, while it does not require any complex solutions. This makes it a very attractive solution for clients because both installation of the meter and collection of data is quick and convenient.

“The employees of the Innovations Department have been working on improvement of the meter for half a year, releasing a number of test models, until the desired result was achieved – we are among the first to adapt and use LoRa technology in the heat meters. It is thanks to the company’s excellent performance and perseverance of our Innovations Department team that we are finally able to enjoy this technological achievement and boldly state that we walk hand in hand with age of IoT”, said Mantvydas Vaičius, Head of Commerce Department (Brass Meters).

The ultrasonic energy meter E3 is used to measure energy used for heating or air-conditioning in private and apartment buildings, companies and organisations. The mass production of the meter was started in the autumn of last year replacing the previously manufactured Qalcosonic E1 type meters.

“The development of this new meter was aimed at making it as advanced and friendly for consumers as possible, making it one of the universal energy meters on the market. The data from the device can be read in two or even three ways (WMBUS radio protocol, wired MBUS and MODBUS protocols and LoRa, Pulse I/O). It must also be emphasised that the device can be used in both supply and return pipelines, which can be configured by a single push of a button,” summarised Mantvydas Vaičius.

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NEW AXIOMA METERING PRODUCT WINS INNOVATION 2019 AWARD

NEW AXIOMA METERING PRODUCT WINS INNOVATION 2019 AWARD

NEW AXIOMA METERING PRODUCT WINS INNOVATION 2019 AWARD

Axioma Metering received the Innovation 2019 award for its newest creation – smart ultrasonic water meters Qalcosonic W1. Having outstripped 12 competitors in the innovations category, the company accepted congratulations at the Kaunas Growing Business Awards K.A.V.A. 2019.

The companies creating the highest value for Kaunas, from start-ups making their first steps towards success to the enterprises of traditional industrial branches successfully developing their business for decades, have been shown appreciation during the ceremony.

“I would like to thank the entire company’s team, as well as the scientists of the Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian Energy Institute, who contributed to creation of this meter. We are currently making particular efforts to ensure worldwide penetration of the technology designed in Kaunas, Qalcosonic W1 smart meters. The first feedback on our new product is rather promising,” said Virgilijus Pamakštis, Head of Innovation and Technical Department  at Axioma Metering, who was handed the award.

This year, fierce competition for the eleven K.A.V.A 2019 award nominations continued throughout the period of submission and evaluation of the applications: as many as 109 applications have been received from 80 Kaunas companies.

The winners in a dozen of nominations have been selected by the commission comprising the experts and specialists from Kaunas IN, Kaunas City Municipality, and representatives of the institutions and organisations uniting the Kaunas and Vilnius business communities. Their votes were decisive in selection of companies to be awarded for the fastest development, creation of innovations, contribution to public well-being, hospitality to the residents or foreign guests, or implementation of the unique real estate project.

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