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Titan Enterprises reports on its well-established working relationship with Vianet (previously known as Brulines) for the manufacture and supply of beer flow sensors. For the past 20 years, Titan Enterprises has provided more than 600,000 beer flow sensors in many forms.
This intimate working relationship began when Brulines were building a telemetry product to offer the owners of pub chains data on their bar activity through an electronic point of sale (EPOS) system. Following the trial of numerous test beer flow sensors, Brulines wanted a resolution to solve beer flow sensor bearing lifespan challenges – and the inaccuracy of the optical detection technique.
Titan Enterprises offered a modified version of its 800-series turbine flow meter as the design consisted of durable sapphire bearings – established as reliable for thousands of hours of operation, and a Hall impact detector which did not have problems with discoloration within the pipe.
To guarantee the beer flow sensor was ‘fit for purpose,’ Titan adapted the cable type in addition to the body and expanded the cable length to 10 meters. These adaptions allowed Brulines installations to be preserved in beer cellars with varying wire runs to the control panel devoid of any junction boxes.
After the extensive reliability and success of the initial product, Vianet later turned again to Titan Enterprises to create an “intelligent” flowmeter (IFM) for their improved iDraught retail product. The requirements for this IFM meant that it should also measure temperature in addition to determining the sort of fluid in the line to identify line cleaning cycles, which are crucial for the supply of a good pint of beer.
Following development, trialing, and testing, this new IFM was launched and supplied to Vianet at the rate of up to 3500 units a week. Because of this first IFM introduction, close collaboration between the two parties has led to five iterations of the product with modified elements as end user needs have increased.
Titan’s supply chain has always delivered to our quality and timescale needs.
Mark Fewster, Product Manager, Vianet
This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Titan Enterprises Ltd.
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