Battery solutions for asset tracking during multimodal transport - Ovinto case study
Partnering with Ovinto in order to raise supply-chain performance to unprecedented levels
Li-MnO2 primary lithium battery technology, an ATEX certified solution to track and monitor extremely hazardous goods in unpowered assets such as rail cars and tank containers
Key benefits for Ovinto
- An ATEX certified solution, made to endure the challenges of multimodal transport, even in hazardous areas
- Risk mitigation with the choice of a mature and reliable technology to ensure the efficiency and accuracy of the tracking devices at all time
- Long range data transmission for an unmatched tracking performance
Features of Saft’s power solution
- Comprehensive and bespoke ATEX-certified battery operating from - 40°C to + 72°C
- A lithium-manganese dioxide (Li-MnO2) chemistry that stands the test of time
- High pulse capability battery, matching power requirements of long range communication protocols
For a high end manufacturer such as Ovinto, being at the cutting edge of technology meant choosing the best battery. This is the reason why we selected Saft M 20 EX SV.Frederick Ronse Managing Director
What is the challenge? Unlocking the potential of digital technologies to elevate the rail and intermodal freight supply chain to a new, higher level of performance.
The supply chain has been undergoing significant digital disruption during the last few years.
Founded in 2010, Ovinto has been a key player of this digital transformation by developing a proprietary, satellite based, ATEX certified, monitoring and telemetry technology that enables a permanent visualization and control over fleets. Their solution focuses on tracking and monitoring extremely hazardous goods in unpowered assets such as rail cars and tank containers.
To create 100% visibility in the supply chain, sensors are installed on the carriages and capture critical data such as temperature, pressure, shocks etc. as well as their exact location. The data is immediately transferred, via encrypted satellite communication, to Ovinto® Servers from where it can be analyzed and relayed to the customer, with the objective of making the supply chain management faster, more accurate, more flexible and efficient. Ovinto’s software is reputed to be the best on the market but such performance can only be made possible thanks to highly reliable hardware, i.e. if the autonomous monitoring devices are equipped with reliable batteries. Indeed, these will have to be able to perform frequent measures and send data over a long range, for a long operating lifetime; features that don’t always go hand in hand...
What is the solution? Saft M 20 Ex SV cell, certified for ATEX applications.
The M 20 EX SV cell is ideally suited for those demanding high pulse applications that require high power and long operating life, with stable voltage in a - 40°C / + 72°C environment. The cells have a proven track record of excellent pulse capability, even after long-term storage in uncontrolled temperature environments. The M 20Ex cell is certified according to ATEX and IECEx for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. For a high end manufacturer such as Ovinto, being at the cutting edge of technology meant choosing the best battery. We are proud to contribute to their first class services.