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Top 10 Things Leap Sensors Do That No One Else Does

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: […]

5 Wireless Sensor Myths – Busted!

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.

Reduce Downtime & Improve Operational Efficiency with Automated Production & Downtime Tracking Sensors

By Scott Dalgleish, CEO of Phase IV Engineering

Bilocation: the state of being or ability to be in two places at the same time. (Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary)

Don’t you sometimes wonder, when you’re sitting in a meeting, about what you might be missing outside the meeting? I think this is especially true for managers in manufacturing, as there’s so much happening on the production floor. When I started my career as a shift manager at a major coffee processing plant, I once […]

Worried about Water Damage? Introducing Our Wireless Flood Sensor

A Forbes magazine article published in 2021 stated that “A study of 729,999 commercial and residential properties in the contiguous U.S. concluded that floods will cost businesses $26.8 billion in direct lost output and $23 billion in lost output due to downtime in 2022.” And this doesn’t include risks to civil structures such as tunnels or underpasses. Clearly, water damage, whether from burst pipes, leaks, or flooding, is a major concern. Because of this, Phase IV has developed a […]

The Top 5 Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)

We recently introduced our range of Leap Sensors for structural health monitoring (SHM) using the IoT. Structural health monitoring is the process of regularly checking infrastructures such as roads, bridges, buildings, tunnels, etc. for changes that may indicate deterioration or recent damage. Most of this is still done with physical inspections, but advances in wireless sensor technology now make it possible to install remote monitoring systems. With regular, consistent monitoring, it’s a lot […]

How Do Cellular IoT Sensors Work?

Do you need to monitor something in a remote location? Or maybe need to just monitor a couple of things for a short amount of time? Or do you want to make installing some sensors as simple as possible? The Leap Sensor’s cellular IoT sensor transceiver node can be a great solution. […]

Leap Software Options – There’s More Than One Way to Connect to the IoT

Henry Ford famously said, “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.” If you look out over any parking lot now, though, you’ll see that this idea is long outdated. So why are most IoT sensor companies offering you only one choice when it comes to your software options? […]

How Differential Air Pressure Gauge Sensors Are Used in Manufacturing

The aroma of coffee emanating from your local coffee shop entices you in the morning. But what if the aroma wasn’t from the Starbucks down the street, but from a roasting factory in your city? Along with that enticing aroma, the coffee roasting process, like any other industrial process, results in by-products that you don’t want to escape into the air.

Chaff is the papery-thin skin of the coffee bean which falls off the bean when it’s roasted. In an industrial […]

Advantages of Structural Health Monitoring Using IoT and CAN bus Technology

There has been a lot of news coverage lately about the troubles with US infrastructure. In fact, the American Society for Civil Engineers 2021 Structural Report Card recently graded America’s infrastructure at a C-, mentioning “staggering maintenance backlogs,” with 11 of the 17 categories rated falling in the D range.

This is precisely why there is a growing need for a simple, reliable, and cost-effective system for remote structural health monitoring (SHM) using the Internet of Things (IoT), […]

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