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Worldsensing underlines supply chain sustainability with Naeko Logistics pact

A leading player in remote monitoring solutions, Worldsensing has announced a move to further improve the sustainability of its supply chain through a partnership with Spain-based Naeko Logistics.

This will see Worldsensing ship its technology to more than 270 engineering companies and partners in over 60 countries via a provider that, it says, shares the company’s strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials.

Naeko is one of Spain’s foremost logistics providers in terms of ESG performance and is currently seeking B Corporation certification, the highest level of institutional recognition in this field, according to Worldsensing. Naeko’s ESG commitments include investments in renewable energy generation and 100% recyclable packaging.

Worldsensing, meanwhile, says its monitoring technology addresses four of the United Nation’s sustainable development goals, including improvements in affordable and clean energy and building resilient infrastructure.

“Our commitment to society and the environment extends across our supply chain,” Steve Cahill, Worldsensing’s Chief Operating Officer, said. “That’s why we are particularly pleased to have forged this partnership with Naeko.

“Naeko’s investment in social and environmental measures, from sponsoring local sports clubs to migrating to a zero-emissions vehicle fleet, are fully in line with our own ambitions for sustainability and civic responsibility.”

Recent ESG initiatives at Naeko have helped save 250 t of CO2 since 2019 and include a 100 kW solar array for renewable energy at the company’s head office, low-power LED lighting in the company’s Sant Boi warehouse and the replacement of plastic and non-biodegradable packaging with 100% recycled or recyclable materials.

“ESG performance is a critical part of our culture,” Naeko’s CEO, Xavier Roma, said. “We are delighted that this has been a key factor in sealing our partnership with Worldsensing, a company that shares our environmental, social and governance values.

“We are also happy to be working with a company that helps safeguard communities and ecosystems through the improved monitoring of critical infrastructures such as dams and mines.”

Worldsensing, through its Loadsensing industrial monitoring solution, allows mining operators to implement remote data collection and real-time monitoring to reduce time spent on mine readings and improve decision making in critical situations. This includes monitoring tailings storage facilities, among other infrastructure.

Worldsensing brings cloud-based CMT hub to geotech industry

Industrial monitoring company Worldsensing has added the Connectivity Management Tool (CMT) to its Loadsensing industrial Internet of Things (IoT) family.

CMT gives engineers a “unique cloud-based hub” to manage devices, data and networks, building on Loadsensing’s wireless network technology for the acquisition of near real time geotechnical, geospatial and structural sensor information, the company says.

More than 270 engineering consultancies and monitoring technology providers worldwide already use Loadsensing to improve the safety of critical infrastructure, Worldsensing added.

“Our vision for CMT is to help our partners monitor geotech projects more efficiently,” Albert Zaragoza, Worldsensing’s Chief Technology Officer, said. “It will help them stay on top of their network, node and sensor performance and manage a variety of monitoring projects remotely, from the comfort of their office, through a single pane of glass.”

Within mining, construction, rail and structural health management, CMT addresses engineers’ need to automate monitoring projects through the cloud, reducing the need for site visits and improving safety while reducing costs, the company says.

“We know many of our partners monitor projects using spreadsheets, which can be daunting,” Bernat Trias, Director of Products at Worldsensing, said. “We can automate parts of the process so they can focus on what matters the most, which is to ensure the construction process or existing infrastructure are safe.”

Connected with CMT, and to offer additional value to engineering service providers, Worldsensing says it has built a strong alliance partner network that includes data visualisation software leaders such as Vista Data Vision, Maxwell Geosystem and Intelltech.

Worldsensing is also bundling Loadsensing with IDS GeoRadar by Hexagon and integrating the technology into Hexagon’s digital mining geomonitoring hub, HxGN.

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.”

Worldsensing improves monitoring solution analysis with VDV tie-up

Worldsensing and Vista Data Vision, a leading software company in the field of monitoring, publishing and managing sensor data, have announced a plan to collaborate.

While the VDV software is used across six continents by professionals that rely on data intelligence for their instrumentation data, VDV customers already use Loadsensing by Worldsensing in diverse projects across the mining, tunnelling, and construction industries, according to Worldsensing.

Loadsensing, a wireless monitoring system, enables real-time data acquisition of geotechnical and structural sensors, eliminating the need for manual readings and often costly cabling to contribute to significant long-term savings for end users. The 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.

Last month, Worldsensing joined the Brazilian Mining Association as it looked to extend the use of its remote, real-time data collection, monitoring and management systems to ensure greater safety and efficiency in mining operations in the country.

Vista Data Vision and Worldsensing will cooperate to offer a seamless integration of hardware and software to speed up and improve the ease of setting up new monitoring instruments, they said.

“VDV allows our customers to easily analyse and visualise the information our monitoring solution provides,” Bernat Trias, Director of Products at Worldsensing, says. “It’s a perfect match and we are looking forward to strengthening our collaboration and being able to add even more value to our customers’ projects.”

Thorarinn Andresson, CEO of Vista Data Vision, said this partnership offers great potential for its customers.

“With a powerful API integration in VDV for Loadsensing products, customers will be able to add new data streams in minutes,” he said. “We look forward to a continued partnership and many more successful projects.”

Worldsensing to offer up IoT wireless monitoring expertise to Brazil miners

Worldsensing says it has joined the Brazilian Mining Association (Instituto Brasileiro de Mineração, or IBRAM) to help establish a favourable environment for mining business, competitiveness and development.

In particular, Worldsensing is hoping to extend the use of its remote, real-time data collection, monitoring and management systems to ensure greater safety and efficiency in Brazilian mining operations, it said. These systems are used in mines around the world from Sweden to Chile.

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.

Last month, the company joined up with IDS GeoRadar, a Hexagon company, to launch what they say is the most comprehensive mine safety monitoring system to date using Worldsensing’s Loadsensing IoT-based wireless monitoring platform.

Steve Cahill, Worldsensing’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “Our focus is on improving safety, which we know is also a top priority for Brazil’s mining industry. We see our membership of IBRAM as being central to developing relationships that can further this mission.”

Worldsensing has a long history of involvement in the Brazil mining sector and, in May 2019, the company’s Loadsensing product family was certified by Brazil’s National Agency for Telecommunications.