Developed by Radin Radio Controls (designers of
innovative safety products) with input from Alpha
Micro (experts in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications
incorporating self-powered energy harvesting technology), the new
device features an EnOcean PTM 250 switch which is powered by
kinetic energy through the action of pressing the switch. The
switch then activates a transmitter which sends a message to an EnOcean TCM 300 receiver module that
sits on the solenoid valve controlling the flow of oil, gas or
water, instructing it to open or close the valve.
Commenting on the new controller, Sean Linden of Radin Radio
Controls said: "This new device has generated huge levels of
interest from the oil, gas and water industry, who are keen to
improve safety, maximise efficiency and reduce labour costs. They
particularly like the fact that you can use your mobile phone to
text the device instructions to open or close the valve and the
fact that the switch is self-powered."
Maxine Hewitt, Marketing Director, Alpha Micro said: "Energy
harvesting technology such as that developed by EnOcean is
revolutionising M2M communications and industrial and domestic
automation. The Radin Radio Valve Controller is a brilliant idea -
our expert team of design engineers are proud to have developed the
software for this innovative new product."