Titan Reports Supply of 600,000 Beer Flow Sensors to Beer Industry
Titan Enterprises report on its long-standing working relationship with Vianet (formerly Brulines) for the development and supply of beer flow sensors. Over the last 20 years – Titan Enterprises has delivered over 600,000 beer flow sensors – in various guises.
This close working relationship started when Brulines were developing a telemetry product to provide pub chain owners with data on their bar activity, via an electronic point of sale (EPOS) system. After trialing several test beer flow sensors, Brulines sought a solution to resolve beer flow sensor bearing lifespan problems – and the unreliability of the optical detection method. Titan Enterprises proposed an adapted version of its 800-series turbine flow meter as the design included durable sapphire bearings – proven reliable for many thousand hours operation, and a Hall effect detector which was not subject to problems with discolouration inside the pipe. To ensure the beer flow sensor was ‘fit for purpose’, Titan additionally adapted the cable type as well as the body and increased the cable length to 10 metres. These adaptions enabled Brulines installations to be maintained in beer cellars with differing wire runs to the control panel without any junction boxes.
Following the widespread reliability and success of the original product, Vianet subsequently turned again to Titan Enterprises to develop an “intelligent” flowmeter (IFM) for their enhanced iDraught retail product. The specification for this IFM required that it should additionally measure temperature as well as determining the type of fluid in the line to detect line cleaning cycles which are essential for the dispensing of a good pint. After development, trialing and testing, this new IFM was introduced and supplied to Vianet at the rate of up to 3500 units a week. Since this first IFM introduction, close collaboration between the 2 parties has resulted in 5 iterations of the product with revised features as end user requirements have evolved.
Mark Fewster, product manager at Vianet commented “Titan’s supply chain has always delivered to our quality and timescale needs”.
For further information on the 800-series turbine flowmeter please visit www.flowmeters.co.uk/turbine-flow-meters-titan-800-series-turbine-flow-measurement-ideal-oem-flow-meters/ or contact Titan Enterprises to discuss a potential OEM development project.
With over 40 years’ experience in flowmeter innovation and manufacture, Titan Enterprises philosophy of “pushing the envelope by trying to do things a “little different and better” has resulted in sales to over 40 countries worldwide and a repeat purchase rate of 95%.
Vianet (http://www.brulines.com/vianet/) is a leading provider of telemetry solutions to the vending industry. The company offers solutions to meet every requirement, from local and regional operators looking to manage operations more efficiently and save cost, to brands seeking to integrate point of purchase data into the planning process.