We say it all the time: “Our sensors are up and running in just five minutes,” and we really do mean it. When we designed the Leap Sensors system, we knew one key would be to ensure the installation process was as streamlined as possible. That’s why our wireless sensors arrive pre-configured and ready for “plug and play” installation. We’ve removed the hassle of pulling wires and time-consuming software setup. Adding additional sensors to the Leap Sensor system […]
Ensuring Compressed Air Quality with a Wireless Pressurized Dew Point Sensor: A Game Changer for Industrial Applications
In a factory, compressed air is as essential as electricity and water. It powers pneumatic pistons, tools, cleaning equipment, and more. The challenge, however, is keeping the lines moisture-free, since air in the lines can easily form condensation
What is Pressurized Dew Point?
There’s always moisture present in the ambient air (think humidity). When the air temperature drops, the moisture condenses and forms dew. Dew point is defined as the temperature at […]
Renowned mid-century designer Charles Eames said, “The details are not the details. They make the design.” At Phase IV, we couldn’t agree more. We’ve worked hard to refine our Leap Sensors system to meet the specific requirements of our industrial clients. Today, let’s delve into some of the unique details that “make the design” of our Leap Sensors transceiver nodes.
One standout feature in our sensor transceiver nodes is the switch with […]
In a world that keeps us constantly connected to all of our wants and needs, it’s easy to forget that all of that information – 2.5 million terabytes daily – needs to be stored somewhere. Data centers are the“brains” that keep our connected world running smoothly. Interruptions to these systems can range from inconvenient- you don’t get your package delivered on time– to catastrophic- an airline system goes down and thousands of travelers […]
Subs, hoagies, grinders, heroes. Whatever you call them, what could be more ideal for a summer picnic? Everyone enjoys delicious cold cuts piled high on a bread roll. And we can take for granted that it will be safe to eat, thanks to regulations regarding proper cooking and cooling of meat and poultry during processing.
USDA regulations for commercial cooking of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products require monitoring and recording of the internal […]
We’ve talked a lot about how the Leap Sensors product line was designed with user-friendliness, improved maintenance, and a high level of modularity in mind. What we haven’t talked as much about is Leap Sensors’ potential to improve productivity by tracking Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
OEE is one of the most effective ways to measure manufacturing productivity. OEE is an important metric because it provides manufacturers with a comprehensive view of how well their equipment […]
It is that time of year again: Destination Imagination Season. The Colorado state tournament took place this past Saturday, April 1st, as always, I enjoyed experiencing the unique energy of DI once again. Last year I explained all about what DI is, and why the program produces the innovators of the future that I’m always looking to hire.
There is another element to Destination Imagination competition that […]
What does a typical day at work look like for you? Have you ever seen things like someone wandering the halls of your offices looking like an invader from outer space, a la Marty McFly in Back to the Future? Probably not, but at Phase IV, it’s just another day at the office. In our thirty years of wireless sensor design, we’ve done some challenging custom engineering projects – and some of […]
When we designed the Leap Sensor wireless sensor system, we based it on our 30 years of experience working with Fortune 500 clients on their most challenging wireless sensor projects. We’ve learned a thing or two about what industrial and commercial users really need, and because of that, the Leap Sensors system has features no one else does. Drum roll, please, because here’s a countdown of the Top Ten: […]
Watch out for the gargoyles!
As Spooky Season is upon us, it’s the perfect time to face your fears. Go to a haunted house, watch a horror movie, or–scariest of all–try out a wireless sensor system! There are plenty of urban legends surrounding wireless sensors that have turned them into a scary myth. Let’s bust those myths, because wireless sensors are a lot less “trick” and way more “treat” than you may think.