“I can’t say enough about how great it has been working with Sentec.
We started this project from scratch, completed it on schedule and produced great results for our customers.”
Thanh Tran, Engineering Manager, Texas Instruments
We work with customers throughout the energy supply chain, including utilities, meter manufacturers, appliance brands and infrastructure providers. Our technology and innovation helps partners preserve their competitive edge, reduce manufacturing cost, and speed up their product development process.
We have provided technology and expertise for projects at all stages of the innovation cycle: from proof of principle to design for manufacture. The case studies below give some idea of the variety of our work in smart grids, smart metering and beyond.
The measurement of electric current and power is at the heart of energy measurement and billing systems. Over the last decade, smart metering roll outs have imposed a requirement for higher accuracy, wider dynamic range and improved functionality.
Our partners Sensus wanted an opportunity to develop something truly radical for the global water market. Sterling, a solid-state water flow sensor developed by Sentec, helped them do it.
Milbank, an industry leader in meter mounting equipment and enclosures, wind turbines and diesel generator sets for the US market, were aiming to enter the Smart Grid sector. Sentec was tasked with designing and producing a new energy control product, the integrated automatic transfer switch (I-ATS), in time for the utility industry's leading smart grid conference, Distributech.
Sentec’s product development team recently designed, prototyped and produced a 200A remote disconnect smart electricity meter for US metering giant Sensus. The project involved a number of tough challenges, with stringent technical spec, physical size and cost points to be achieved.
Designing a product that genuinely impresses consumers produces special satisfaction, more so in the area of energy sensing where products are typically not designed for consumers. Our client, Onzo, had identified a number of improvements needed in the clamp-on energy sensor for their Smart Energy Kit and turned to our development team for assistance.
Sentec is working with partner Takahata precision of Japan to produce truly smart water meters for the Australian market under a joint venture agreement, branded Aquiba.
OnStream chose Sentec as a partner in the design of their novel award winning meter for the UK market.
Disenco (now Inspirit) face some stimulating challenges in the commercialisation of their micro-CHP product for the household market. Find out how Sentec helped them.
Sentec helped Wind Technologies develop control systems for their innovative wind turbine generator design.
To produce a marketing kit for Nujira's Coolteq.L test chips required some sophisticated design input and deep understanding of power supplies. So they turned to Sentec.
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A Custom Smart Electricity Meter for the UK market
As part of this customisation challenge, they chose to incorporate Sentec’s Mobius current sensor, featuring sophisticated and accurate metrology and communications interface. It provides a highly…