Senceive recognised as SME of the Year at the Rail Partnership Awards 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have been recognised as SME of the Year at the Rail Partnership Awards 2019. The company was picked from a strong nationwide field of the leading suppliers to Network Rail who had demonstrated excellence and innovation within the rail industry

During a ceremony taking place at The Vox, near the NEC, in Birmingham, and presented by Countryfile’s Julia Bradbury, the awards were presented across 14 categories. Senceive was recognised for supporting Network Rail to achieve its excellence and innovation objectives in areas including; safety, sustainability, putting passengers first and community engagement. In addition, Senceive was recognised for its commitment to developing successful partnerships within the rail industry.

The past 12 months has been incredibly significant for Senceive as the business continues to grow and with the development and release of innovative and industry leading products and solutions. This award recognises much hard work from the Senceive team to support Network Rail in their objectives of achieving safer working environments and fostering links with strong and innovative UK businesses.
The award follows on from recognition at the recent civil engineering industry awards where Senceive were identified as one of the top 20 SME businesses to follow in the UK. Senceive strives to be the very best intelligent monitoring solutions provider to the rail industry; working very closely with our supply chain partners and customers in order to listen and develop products that fit with the rail industry’s requirements for tough but easy to deploy remote condition monitoring of all asset classes. Over 40% of Senceive’s team is dedicated to R&D to ensure we continuously innovate in order to provide smart but practical solutions at great value for our customers in the UK and overseas. We are thrilled to be recognised by the Rail Partnership Awards and Network Rail as a validation to the whole team’s hard work and dedication towards innovation. We would also wish to thank our many monitoring company partners and distributors, without whom none of this would have been possible.


Over the past 12 months Senceive global revenues have grown by over 80% with similar growth expect to continue in 2019 and beyond. The company now has a team of over
40 people which enables Senceive to offer round the clock customer support, together with offices opening in key overseas markets such as Australia in order to support what is a truly international business. The company innovation roadmap has most notably seen the launch of three major products and solutions to help clients over the past year. The first is the Optical Displacement Sensor (ODS) with a highly accurate laser to measure sub mm sliding movements up to 150m whilst at the same time measuring rotation using a triaxial sensor. The second development is the launch of GeoWAN®, Senceive’s latest wireless platform that offers long-range monitoring up to 15km and complements its existing FlatMesh® wireless mesh system used for dense sensor distributions. The third is our Intelligent Monitoring Solution (IMS) which build upon experiences learnt across many deployments on Network Rail earthworks, where faster and triggered reporting and images are essential to minimise risk and improve safety. (Read about how IMS helped with embankment monitoring at Barnehurst here)

Senceive’s Marketing Manager, Tareq Khodabacksh with Network Rail CEO, Andrew Haines

Senceive is proud to have been part of Rail Partnership Awards which honours the top Network Rail suppliers and celebrates the best achievements across the industry. In partnership with Network Rail and Rail Media, the awards recognise those organisations helping to deliver a better railway for a better Britain and promote Network Rail’s new model of putting the “Passengers first” Winners were selected by a panel of expert judges from some of the most renowned organisations across the industry including; Department for Transport, Rail Industry Association, Railway Heritage Trust and Network Rail.

 

Tareq Khodabacksh, Marketing Manager for Senceive was there to pick up the award on behalf of Senceive and said: “It was a great evening celebrating the very best in the industry – we look forward to returning again next year!”

 

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Senceive and Sigicom Announce Global Partnership to Deliver Wireless Remote Monitoring for an Extended Range of Civil Engineering Applications

Senceive has today announced a strategic global partnership with environmental monitoring company, Sigicom, that will enable both companies to offer each other’s wireless products to their customer bases.

The Swedish business can now offer Senceive’s world- leading wireless remote condition monitoring capabilities to provide its global civil engineering and monitoring company customer base with a package for all their wireless product monitoring needs. Senceive will be able to market Sigicom’s world class environmental solutions to extend the range and provide the same package of wireless products to their similar customer base.

Senceive will provide Sigicom with a range of remote monitoring products for civil engineering applications across Construction, Rail and Mining and a choice of two global market leading wireless platforms. The FlatMesh® platform has been designed for dense deployments and can provide “Intelligent Monitoring Solutions” for an immediate triggered rapid response and aid prediction, and the GeoWAN® platform can penetrate obstacles and provide long-range capabilities of up to 15Km. All of Senceive’s wireless geo-technical structural sensors have an unrivalled performance in terms of reliability, precision and stability. In addition, they have a battery life of up to 15 years meaning that maintenance is kept to a minimum and requires no external power supply – minimising the need for an engineer to visit the site.

Sigicom supplies measurement technology for construction site monitoring. The solutions are used in key infrastructure projects as well as routine monitoring projects.

Sigicom’s equipment is robust and reliable, built to endure the harshest environments, withstanding everything from the cold Nordic winter nights to the Australian summer’s heat. Sigicom provides a complete solution for your measurements including hardware and cloud based collection and presentation of measured data. Sigicom’s INFRA system is fully automated and is controlled through INFRA Net, providing the customer with the most cost efficient solution on the market.

CEO of Senceive, Graham Smith, comments: “As a company, we are committed to working with those within the industry that we believe are true innovators. We are thrilled to be working with such a well-established wireless environmental product/solutions company such as Sigicom that has a global reputation for delivering excellence. Senceive has experienced a period of exponential growth and a huge number of successful case studies. We believe our work with Sigicom will only strengthen our efforts in developing the most innovative monitoring solutions.”

Torbjörn Rehnström, CEO of Sigicom, comments: “When it comes to products, innovation and reliability we never compromise, it comes from the DNA of Sigicom. We are excited to work together with Senceive and their innovative products as we believe in bringing the best solution to our customers. We feel confident that the collaboration will strengthen both companies and that is a win for the market as a whole”

Founded in 2005, Senceive’s wireless monitoring products/solutions are the global leaders within Rail and Construction, Transport and Mining, in providing reliable, long life, precise wireless monitoring solutions for a wide range of applications, including: buildings, earthworks, railtrack, bridges, walls, tunnels, structures, mines and much more.

Since its humble origins over three decades ago, Sigicom has grown to become one of the most trusted and sought after manufacturer of robust measurement solutions. Sigicom´s ambition is to continue to innovate and provide the market with the best solution for remote monitoring of environmental disturbances.

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Senceive Receives Six-Figure Investment from National Rail Supply Growth Fund to Support its Growth

Senceive has today announced a significant six-figure investment from the Rail Supply Growth Fund to support its continued domestic and international expansion across the rail and wider construction and mining industries.

The £750,000 investment will see the company catalyse the continued development of its intelligent condition monitoring system. In addition to increasing its workforce, it is looking to consolidate its position as the global, leading supplier of monitoring technology for the rail industry and beyond. With a wide range of applications, Senceive’s innovative wireless solutions help rail and construction clients to gain vital information and insights on the state of their infrastructure, to improve the reliability and safety of their assets and services in a highly cost-effective and robust manner. Acquiring this data quickly and easily through extremely long lasting (up to 15 years) wireless communications, enables clients to predict the state of degradation of their infrastructure assets over many years, allowing them to then make appropriate and, if necessary, rapid decisions and management choices for efficient, economic and importantly, safe operations.

The Rail Supply Growth Fund is managed by Finance Birmingham and supported by central government. It provides flexible finance to businesses across England that are focused on capitalising on opportunities across the global railway sector. The investment provided to Senceive will support its continued growth across its Business Development, R&D and Operations areas as it seeks to capitalise upon a growing range of opportunities in the global rail and construction markets.

Commenting on the investment, Senceive CEO, Graham Smith, said:
“Senceive is committed to delivering the very best and innovative monitoring solutions to all our clients within the rail and construction industries to help them improve performance and efficiency, whilst minimising risk and disruptions as well as benefiting from significant cost savings”.

Smith continued: “We work very closely with the industry and over the past few years we’ve generated real momentum with clients and industry partners. They recognise we are genuinely the best and most innovative at what we do anywhere in the world for wireless enabled condition monitoring technology in Rail and Construction. This investment from the Rail Supply Growth Fund will help us to maintain this momentum, further enhance our technology and build upon our portfolio of increasingly global clients to accelerate growth”.


Jack Glonek, Investment Director at Finance Birmingham, said:
“Senceive is an exciting example of one of the types of business the Fund is focused on supporting – a rail-focussed firm with ambitious growth plans and a dynamic management team. Finance Birmingham is proud to help a company that has significantly grown over the past three years and has ambitious future growth plans to enhance the delivery of its impressive condition monitoring solutions to a global market”.

This announcement follows another hugely successful year for Senceive which again saw over 60% growth and a significant increase its client base. In addition, the UK firm has recently been named as one of the top 100 companies to work for in the New Civil Engineer’s “NCE100 Power List” which recognises the most innovative and forward-thinking companies within civil engineering. This is as well as being named as the NCE’s “Trending 20” which recognises the top 20 most inspirational and exciting UK SMEs and dubbed “ones to look out for” this year and beyond.

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FlatMesh® Wireless Sensor System extends Network Rail Acceptance to full product range and wide range of key applications

Network Rail Certificate of Acceptance

Senceive’s FlatMesh® Wireless Sensor System has now had its Product Acceptance extended across all its products and includes most key fixed asset applications within Network Rail. This means that all of Senceive’s equipment is now accepted to monitor a wide spectrum of critical assets on Network Rail infrastructure including; railtrack, earthworks, embankments and cuttings, as well as tunnels, bridges and other structures.

Acceptance across the range from Network Rail, reinforces Senceive’s position as the provider of choice for wireless, with its global market leading FlatMesh® Wireless Sensor Platform, explicitly designed for Rail and Construction and Mining. It is safe, reliable and fit for purpose.

The full accredited Senceive product range is now extensive and includes totally wireless and mains power free, extremely long lasting, reliable sensor connectivity for all structural, geo-technical and track bed related requirements, including but not limited to; Tri-axial tilt sensors, crack sensors, Optical Displacement Sensors (ODS), full range of geotechnical sensing including the new soil moisture sensors, rail track temperature, triggered solar powered cameras and much more.

A significant feature of the sensors and systems is the ability to “intelligently trigger” or activate other sensors in the system to aid decision making. For example, automatically increasing reporting rates of sensors nearby, or allowing other systems to be activated when critical movement limits are breached. In the case of Senceive’s Intelligent Earthworks Solutions, tilt sensors measuring shallow slippage can be combined with solar powered cameras, to trigger and automatically capture images of the asset to confirm the scale of movement remotely. Cameras are fitted with powerful dual infrared illuminators, designed for operation at night and not distract train drivers.

Senceive’s sensors all have an unrivalled performance in terms of reliability and precision, but also battery life of up to 15 years. This means that maintenance is negligible and requires no external power supply – minimising the need for an engineer to visit the site.

The system works through a series of smart sensor nodes, all connected to each other via an intelligent mesh network, which relay any data on movement to solar 3G gateways and back to secure visualisation software including email and text alerts.

Founded in 2005, Senceive’s wireless monitoring solutions are the global leaders within rail and construction, transport and mining, in providing reliable, long life, precise wireless monitoring solutions for a wide ranges of applications, including: buildings, earthworks, railtrack, bridges, walls, tunnels, structures, mines and much more.

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Groundforce Shorco announce partnership with Senceive

Groundforce, part of VPPLC and a world leading supplier of trenching and shoring equipment, say that the system simplifies real-time measurement of static loads and monitors potential movements.

Senceive provide wireless Millivolt per Volt nodes, which connect to the Groundforce load pins. These nodes allow the data from load sensors to be passed wirelessly from one node to another using the FlatMesh platform and eventually the data is passed to a 3G gateway, allowing registered users to view real time data through the Senceive WebMonitor visualisation software.

Groundforce describe the benefits compared to their previous method as:

  • Updated and wireless technology
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Provides an early warning SMS text system
  • Waterproofed to IP66/68
  • A reliable, robust and accurate system

If you would like to read more about one of our exciting projects with Groundforce Shorco, please read the Case Study on the Royal College of Music.

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Wireless Monitoring News – February 2018

Read all about Senceive’s latest innovation and projects in this month’s newsletter. In our winter edition, we feature stories on:

–  The use of our wireless monitoring technology on the HS2 enabling works.

–  Murphy Surveys Regent’s Park development project.

–  Dynamic Monitoring of Blyth’s offshore wind turbines. (Look out for the latest issue of CES where you can also read the full story here).

Follow the link to read more on what Senceive has been up to. https://mailchi.mp/9e3bcb76717e/wireless-monitoring-news

 

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