New Range of Instrumentation and Data Communication Solutions for the Water Industry Now Available in the UK


A brand new range of data communications and instrumentation solutions - including smart sensors, data logging systems, communication gateways, field configuration software and geospatial analysis software - is now available in the UK.

The Aquas Smart Water Solutions range, available in the UK via sole distributor M.A.C Solutions UK Ltd, is a comprehensive range of solutions targeted specifically at the water industry, covering the complete water lifecycle, from extraction and treatment through to distribution and the reprocessing of waste.

Aquas Smart Water Solutions have already gained an enviable reputation in Taiwan, but this is the first time that the company's products have been available in the UK.

The award-winning AQLOG RTU/Data Logger, for example, has almost become the water industry standard in Taiwan for DMZ leak detection and pressure management and has already been credited with saving millions of gallons of water per day.

Tim Ricketts, General Manager at M.A.C Solutions comments: "We launched the Aquas range at the recent Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring [WWEM] exhibition in Telford and the response was very encouraging. It seems that in the UK, there is no single supplier that can provide water companies with the complete breadth of products that we offer. Most can provide specific sensors for flow, level or pressure sensing, others can offer wireless communications or data logging systems. We therefore believe that we are the only true one-stop shop in the UK."

The Aquas range includes the new AQLOG PLUS Series. This is a compact, robust and reliable RTU/data logger for data collection, communications, data logging, monitoring, alarm management, control and analysis. This compact device is battery-operated with a solar-power option if required. The series is fully integrated with GPRS cellular networking, GSM (SMS) text messaging, 2.4GHz wireless networking, Ethernet and RS232/485 communications, providing seamless connection to public or private network software solutions.

The ultra low power consumption of just 0.05W ensures a long life (typical 5 years continuous operation with 19AH lithium batteries). The device has up to 8 connections for digital sensors and other remote I/O modules.

The AQLOG PLUS is protected by an aluminium, IP68 submersible, dustproof enclosure and can operate in extreme humidity environments and in temperatures from
-20 deg C up to 75 deg C. The device is therefore suitable for frequently flooded underground chambers, salt spray, heavy dust, excessive shock and vibration conditions. Typical applications include flow or leakage analysis; metering and water loss measurement; water distribution network pressure management; surge pressure tracking; sewer overflow and wastewater quality monitoring; storm drainage monitoring; water treatment process monitoring; reservoir and river water quality; water pump control; rainfall monitoring; flood monitoring; and automatic user meter reading.

M.A.C Solutions will also be stocking Aquas' SMR Series of smart digital sensors. This range is specifically designed for use in liquids for pressure, hydrostatic level and water quality measurement. This includes free chlorine, pH, ORP, temperature, conductivity & redox, resistivity, DO, turbidity, salinity, suspended solid and humidity.

SMR smart sensors connect directly to the AQLOG PLUS series or to a PLC, DCS, HMI or SCADA system using a ModBus communications interface.

Also available is a unique solution for automatic water meter reading. The AQLOG AMR Series uses advanced Image Processing and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to provide water companies with a compact, battery-operated, wireless solution for automatic water meter reading.

For more information on Aquas Smart Water Solutions, please visit the website at
www.mac-solutions.co.uk or telephone 01527 592999 or email sales@mac-solutions.co.uk

About Aquas Smart Solutions

Established in 2000, Aquas Smart Water Solutions (www.aquas.com.tw) is a leading international water SCADA solutions manufacturer. AQUAS provides innovative, reliable and simple to use solutions designed for the water industry, including wastewater, power & energy, oil & gas, heavy industry, environment, weather, smart agriculture, transportation, and machine-to-machine applications.

The product range includes smart sensors, data logging systems, communication gateways, field configuration software, automatic data acquisition and geospatial analysis software. Many of the company's products are well known within the water industry and each has been proven to deliver excellent results. For example, the company's award-winning AQLOG RTU/Data Logger has become a water industry standard in Taiwan for DMZ leak detection and pressure management and has been credited with saving millions of gallons of water per day.

About M.A.C Solutions (UK)

M.A.C Solutions (UK) Ltd (www.mac-solutions.co.uk) is a UK-based maintenance, automation and control systems provider and technical service and support company that specialises in helping customers select and source appropriate systems to help leverage their production machine and process data from existing plant control and automation systems, up to enterprise business level systems. With more than 12 years' experience in the industry, M.A.C Solutions (UK) Ltd offers a range of industrial Ethernet 'open connectivity' solutions, as well as version control software, industrial Ethernet switches, web visualisation tools, alarm management software, connectivity devices for Siemens' PLCs, Ethernet-enabled OPC servers, industrial monitors and PCs. M.A.C Solutions' clients include utility companies, food and beverage manufacturers, power generation, breweries, oil and gas, automotive, water treatment, wind farms, paper and print, electronics and pharmaceuticals.

Reader Enquiries/Advertising: Andy Thorogood, Product Manager Aquas Smart Water Solutions, M.A.C Solutions (UK) Ltd, Unit 5, Oak Tree Park, Burnt Meadow Road, Moons Moat Industrial Estate, Redditch, Worcs B98 9NW
Tel: +44 (0) 1527 592 999
Fax: +44 (0) 1527 592 666
Email: sales@mac-solutions.co.uk
Website: www.mac-solutions.co.uk

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