Valarms-3D-Printer-starting-pagodaWe love our Makergear M2 3D printer! We’ve put it through the works over the last couple of years. As Makergear themselves say, “M2 means Quality”, and we can confirm that.

At Valarm HQ we print all kinds of critical parts and pieces for Valarm Industrial IoT applications. Have a look through our Blog to see plenty of customer stories and examples where 3D printing + remote sensor monitoring is a no brainer that makes a lot of sense!

Most recently, we’ve added more custom enclosure housings for Industrial IoT sensors available at Shop.Valarm.net. They’ve come about from lessons learned from customers, requests, listening to + understanding customer needs for remote Industrial IoT monitoring.

Here below are some fun, new, exciting things we’ve been up to with our 3D Printer:

Valarm Tools Cloud Industrial IoT Remote Monitoring Sensor Telemetry GSM 3G WiFi Sensor Hub Enclosure Case 2For years we’ve been printing with PLA, a.k.a. polylactic acid or polylactide. We’ve been happy with it. Now we’re exploring other materials like PLA+ and are finding that even sweeter since it’s more rugged, pretty, and durable.

In other 3D printing related news: We’ve now got a Valarm page on Thingiverse that has designs you can download and print like MakerGear M2 Bed Cooling Fan Clips. Please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts with us here on 3D Printers + Industrial IoT!

Valarm Tools Cloud Industrial IoT Remote Monitoring Sensor Telemetry Sensor Enclosure Case Long Narrow Yoctopuce Module Sensors Mounting Bracket 1On the right, and all over this blog post write-up, you can see photos of our latest 3D printed parts that are mentioned above. They’re all available right now for your organization’s remote monitoring needs. You can get them at Shop.Valarm.net.

 

How do these get used in real world Industrial IoT deployment applications?

Valarm-Industrial-IoT-Remote-Monitoring-Sensor-Telemetry-Air-Quality-Boxes-for-California-Government Alphasense OPC-N2 highlighted IIoTMore and more of our customers are using Valarm Tools Cloud to remotely monitor air quality. Particularly particulate matter with optical particle counters. (Say that 1 10 times quickly!)

In these photos you’re seeing Alphasense OPC-N2 sensors mounted in Valarm boxes that are deployed in the field for monitoring PM1, PM2.5, and PM10.

These units were made with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SC – AQMD or just AQMD), the California government agency responsible for air quality monitoring and compliance in Los Angeles, Orange County, and the majority of Southern California.

Valarm Tools Cloud Industrial IoT Remote Monitoring Sensor Telemetry GPS GNSS Sensor Enclosure Case 3Valarm Tools Cloud Industrial IoT Remote Monitoring Sensor Telemetry GSM 3G WiFi Sensor Hub Enclosure Case 4You can see in the picture that the Alphasense OPC-N2 housing is up in the top left next to the GPS / GNSS sensor housing all-in-one unit.

In the middle of each of these air quality monitoring boxes are GSM sensor hubs with the white braces to securely and safely hold down your micro USB ports.

The snazzy 3D printed sensor enclosures are also used by our customers to remotely monitor mobile assets like fleet vehicles, trucks, and trailers. These vehicles are loaded up with industrial equipment like pumps and vacuums that all need to be monitored in real-time.

Youtube screenshot thumbnail Fleet Tracking for Industrial Vehicles Meets Remote Industrial IoT Sensor MonitoringValarm Tools Cloud Industrial IoT Air Quality Remote Monitoring Telemetry Alphasense OPC-N2 Particle Counter Particulate Matter PM2.5 PM1 PM10 10Valarm Tools Cloud Industrial IoT Remote Sensor Vehicle Truck Industrial Equipment Mobile Vehicles Vacuums Pumps Tanks Switches Flows Flowmeters 8

Valarm Industrial IoT Air Quality AQMD 3D Esri ArcGIS JavaScript API Sensor Telemetry Remote Monitoring Ozone NO2 PM2.5 particulate matter 3D Earth Globe 2Valarm Tools Cloud Industrial IoT Remote Sensor Vehicle Truck Industrial Equipment Mobile Vehicles Vacuums Pumps Tanks Switches Flows Flowmeters 2Valarm Tools Cloud Industrial IoT Remote Sensor Vehicle Truck Industrial Equipment Mobile Vehicles Vacuums Pumps Tanks Switches Flows Flowmeters 9

You’re seeing in the photos what these industrial vehicles / beasts look like, and the Valarm boxes that are monitoring the industrial fleet vehicles. Have a look at this customer story for more on how Fleet Tracking has met Industrial IoT. Also available en Español.

 

Lessons learned:

 

Have a look at our Customer Stories page for more stories and examples of how we love making extensive use of 3D printed parts and pieces for rapidly deployable Industrial IoT solutions!

See our Web-based Dashboards for Industrial IoT to learn more about how Valarm software gives you and your organization a quick and easy way to know what’s happening in the field with your remote assets. All that sensor telemetry information from the comfort of your phone, tablet, or any other device with a web browser.

 

Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to Contact Us at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions!