Worldsensing extends Loadsensing range with firmware update

Worldsensing’s Loadsensing digital nodes are set for a boost following a new firmware release from the Barcelona-based technology provider.

The new release is part of Worldsensing’s growing partnership with the geotechnical instrumentation manufacturer Sisgeo, the company said, with Sisgeo customers now able to enjoy automated readings when using Sisgeo’s version 3 digital protocol sensors in combination with Loadsensing.

Through its Loadsensing product family, Worldsensing offers a range of wireless data acquisition technology aimed at enabling remote data collection in hard-to-access environments, predictive maintenance, reducing monitoring costs, ensuring workforce safety, and managing environmental risks.

The wireless systems can be used for monitoring surface areas, tailings dams, leach pads and slope stability, as well as in deep excavations without line of sight.

The new firmware is being issued as standard on all Loadsensing digital nodes, and guarantees interoperability with Sisgeo borehole-profile in-place inclinometers, tiltmeters, rail deformation systems, extensometer probes, extenso-inclinometer probes, liquid settlement systems, load cells and multipoint borehole extensometers, among others, Worldsensing said.

Bernat Trias, Product Director at Worldsensing, said: “Our battery-powered Loadsensing nodes lead the market in terms of compatibility with digital sensors. The self-powered nodes eliminate the need to install a solar panel at each monitoring point.

“This integration further extends our lead in being compatible with the widest possible range of geotechnical instruments and monitoring sensors. We will continue to invest in further integrations to ensure all customers can work easily with our Loadsensing solution.”

Sisgeo’s Sales Director, Vincenzo Caci, said Worldsensing’s investment in integration was critical to the evolution of industrial IoT technologies.

“The cooperation with Worldsensing is a good solution for several applications,” he said. “A smooth integration means Worldsensing’s engineers work closely with us to understand our technical requirements and specifications, so the Loadsensing platform can offer our customers the highest levels of compatibility and interaction with our sensors and systems.”