The case study details Hamilton's needs and expectations, as well as B-Scada's solution.
"Imagine being able to send the right technician with the right parts every time; not wasting the time or money to do a preliminary visit to determine the problem and solution," explains Hamilton CEO, Jeff Deal. "Many of our distributors have installations that can be 6 - 8 hours driving time away, and this system will alleviate much of the time and manpower lost trying to service those remote systems."
The solution allowed Hamilton to leverage the new technology without having to completely change its current processes. To facilitate the remote monitoring, Modbus data was routed from the boilers by Hamilton engineers through Advantech's Wzzard cellular gateway over a fully secure, private cellular network provided by Verizon, and then to B-Scada's hosted IoT platform. B-Scada provided the configuration of the hardware and the software in the cloud, as well as the data model design and graphics design services for the application front end. The entire solution was implemented with no programming or custom software development.
B-Scada provides software and hardware solutions for the monitoring and analysis of real time data in the SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), IoT (Internet of Things) and Smart City domains. B-Scada systems are sold worldwide in various verticals including: building automation, transportation, smart grid, manufacturing, agriculture and commerce. B-Scada solutions are deployed onsite and as cloud-hosted solutions in a SaaS (Software as a Service) model.
Hamilton Engineering was founded in Livonia, MI in 1981 to serve markets that require special water heating and building heat applications. Since its inception, the company's philosophy has remained unchanged: to provide the customer with the highest quality water heaters and hydronic boilers at a competitive price, and to give the best attainable service and sales support in every industry the company serves. Learn more at www.hamiltonengineering.com.