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AccuLinx - Master Meter

Mechanics design for a new water meter register.

Our client asked:

Master Meter is a leading Automatic Meter Reading (AMR)
technology innovator and water meter manufacturer, delivering
technology focused solutions to the North American utility market.
It approached Sagentia Innovation to design the mechanics for a
new water meter register.

The project story:

Initially, Master Meter approached us to design the gearbox and
enclosure mechanics for a water meter register based on a third
party’s six-wheel encoder. The brief called for a register that could fit
on a wide range of meter bodies, from small domestic units to street
mains.
As part of a two-year development, Sagentia Innovation carried out
various phases of work on the design, in particular looking at the
number of gears.
Our ability to design and develop both the intelligent science and
the detailed mechanics behind the product enabled a smoother
route to market for a real breakthrough development.

Results: deliverables and outcomes

AccuLinx, is contact-free and allows a common type of water
meter to be read remotely for the first time.
Through a combination of mathematics and mechanics, we
reduced the tooling outlay for the gear box variants by 90% and
saving Master Meter millions of dollars.

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