Our sensors, algorithms, wireless expertise and deep regulatory knowledge all play strong roles when developing products for the often complex and harsh industrial environments. Our track record is broad and you will find the influence of TTP anywhere from the safety-critical sensors found in a petrochemical plant, through to high-speed manufacturing inspection, wireless meters, and wireless node-based infrastructure control systems.
Wireless technology touches all areas of life. Beyond traditional communications, there are growing opportunities to use this technology to enable device management via remote control, sometimes referred to as machine-to-machine control or the Internet of Things. Mayflower recognised that its application in the remote management of street lighting could reduce energy consumption, billing costs and CO2 emissions.
Mayflower provides a Central Management System (CMS) for controlling and monitoring public lighting installations. They have a current installation programme in excess of 250,000 units, allowing individual fault monitoring and dimming.
The TTP technology that enabled this complete package was a node-to-node wireless mesh network that used 50% less power than the previous design with enhanced range and resistance to interference. Following the decision to build in the Far East, TTP designed the manufacturing line hardware and software and provided support during the production ramp.
50% reduction in power consumption over the existing design, with enhanced reliability and class-leading metering accuracy.
All nodes communicate via a Zigbee self-healing mesh network connected to Mayflower’s back-office solution via a secured GSM Internet connection, mounted to the network coordinator.
Qualified for sale in North America and beyond.
Product range has dramatically increased Mayflower’s offering.
The industrial sensor sector has some of the most demanding safety and cost targets. TTP has used its sensor skills in this sector to develop a catalogue of products, including a range of explosion-proof, highly sensitive industrial gas measurement detectors for Zellweger.
Used in hazardous environments, such as petrochemical plants, these require a robust mechanical design with IS (Intrinsically Safe) approvals. The detectors were developed with a common platform and an embedded system running an RTOS.
In addition to design and development, we helped Zellweger to take their products to manufacture in both Europe and the Far East.
Formula 1 is at the forefront of automotive engineering innovation. Highly competitive, F1 teams look for every edge possible to help create the winning team and by partnering with TTP, we have been able to develop solutions that include: engine monitoring; tyre monitoring; and a network of sensors for monitoring across the vehicle chassis.
The F1 environment is physically very demanding — high G forces, high temperatures and vibration are constant challenges. These same challenges also presented demanding conditions for the sensors developed by TTP, but drawing on decades of experience these were able to not only meet tight space and weight constraints, but survive the toughest F1 conditions.
"When one of the world’s leading F1 teams was looking for a solution to real-time, remote sensing from a matrix of actuators across the vehicle, TTP was a natural partner."
High levels of RF interference.
Stringent size and weight restrictions.
Industrial electrophotographic printing produces the bills, credit card statements, and most of the mass produced “personalised” mail that we receive. This digital printing technology is popular because of the combination of very high throughput and print quality — with an advance in LED technology, TTP realised that it could substantially improve on this print performance.
Applying a novel vertical cavity LED technology, we developed a very high-density, high-brightness, LED array printhead, 600mm long with a density of 600 LEDs per inch, giving a print resolution of 600 DPI.
The increase in LED brightness and pitch doubled the printing speed and resolution of the original industrial electrophotographic printer.
With such a large, high-resolution LED array, TTP’s team engineered a design that overcame substantial thermal management challenges and very tight alignment and assembly tolerances.
A high-powered LED array that doubles the quality and speed of standard electrophotographical printing.
600 DPI resolution on a 600mm wide array.
A tight thermal management design.
High-resolution alignment of over 14000 LEDs.
Hopefully these case studies have shown you just a little of what a collaboration with TTP can achieve, from the creation of powerful and ground-breaking new products and solutions, through to their development and manufacture.
We believe it’s a uniquely visionary approach to Industrial that can help our partners harness – and commercialise – the power of a great idea.
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