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Hawk brings remote monitoring system to market

By |  November 11, 2020
The HawkEye365 portal is a complete remote and in-plant measurement and system. Photo: Hawk Measurement

The HawkEye365 portal is a complete remote and in-plant measurement and system. Photo: Hawk Measurement

Hawk Measurement Systems designed and developed an in-plant and cloud-based measurement and monitoring system.

According to the company, the HawkEye365 online inventory asset and monitoring portal is a complete remote and in-plant measurement system. The system is different, the company says, due to the communications capabilities and compatibility with Power over Ethernet level sensors.

The advantages to Power over Ethernet (PoE) connectivity are secure in-plant and remote monitoring, as well as remote sensor setup, diagnostics and troubleshooting abilities, Hawk says.

The HawkEye365 portal not only monitors PoE transmitters but is sensor agnostic and can monitor any type of field device such as level, flow, pressure, temperature and pH. The multiple communication methods include RS485, HART, Modbus, ethernet TCP/IP, cellular, bluetooth and PoE.

The decision to design and develop HawkEye365 was necessary because of customer feedback and the foreseeable direction of the market, Hawk adds.

“Hawk has been providing innovative sensor technologies for over 30 years in some of the harshest environments,” says Jack Evans, president of Hawk. “Hawk has provided remote service capabilities for many years now and has developed remote monitoring of assets with the ability to provide remote service. The HawkEye365 is designed for expansion to uplink data to unlimited facilities and unlimited remote sites.”

Additional details

The HawkEye365 online inventory asset and monitoring portal has the ability to monitor multiple tanks and applications worldwide in real-time.

According to Hawk, the portal provides accessibility to critical data such as the ability to view volume, space, material height, historical trending, alarms and alerts, sensor setup and diagnostics. Plant level operator screens are customized to the company’s specifications to include control room level and operations level interface screens. The graphical user interface will be common throughout, and permissions can be set for different tiers such as plant level, finance or executive level.

If any troubleshooting is required, the HawkEye365 will communicate to remote service technicians for off-site diagnostics, sensor health and reconfiguration – without the need to climb a tank or enter the facility.

Inventory asset management is becoming more critical throughout many process industries, Hawks says – including in oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical, water and wastewater, energy, mining and agriculture.

Kevin Yanik

About the Author:

Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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