Current news and press releases for TDG Technologies, LLC.

Linear Technology Releases Joint Case Study with TDG Technologies

Linear Technology, developer of Dust Networks® product group and SmartMesh wireless sensor networking products, announced the release of a joint case study co-authored with TDG Technologies.  The case study frames up the challenges that airports face in cost-effectively monitoring fuel pumps located in hazardous environments at airport facilities. Deployment of SmartHAWK® wireless sensors running on Linear’s SmartMesh networks allows airport operations managers to identify and eliminate potentially catastrophic pump failures, which could interrupt aircraft operations. SmartHAWK systems placed in airport fuel tank farms help increase efficiency and lower operating costs by enabling a more data-driven decision-making process. This case study can be found on Linear Technology’s website (click here) as well as on the TDG Technologies' website (click here).

Figure - SmartHAWK sensors wirelessly monitor airport fueling operations, enabling maintenance teams to identify and eliminate potentially catastrophic pump failures, which could interrupt aircraft operations.


TDG Technologies Announces Release of SmartHAWK Web for Online Access to Mission-Critical Industrial Data

ESCONDIDO, CA, February 22, 2017 ­- TDG Technologies, a manufacturer of wireless sensor systems for industrial processes, announced today the introduction of SmartHAWK® Web. This new web interface for the SmartHAWK line of wireless sensors provides users with 24/7 visibility into the analytics generated from SmartHAWK wireless networks deployed at customer facilities.  https://prlog.org/12618043

The introduction of SmartHAWK Web represents an evolution for how customers access sensor data to assess the performance of their mission-critical equipment. Customers can now review data from any web-enabled personal computer or mobile device. Alert notifications and messages are sent in real-time to smartphones, tablets, or personal computers, anywhere in the world. SmartHAWK Web utilizes advanced, multi-layered security using an SSL/TLS-encrypted browser and requires that all communications originate from the local SmartHAWK installation. 

 

“SmartHAWK Web arms facility managers with the right information, at the right time,” said Andrew Wagner, Vice President of TDG Technologies. “By providing our customers with web access to our data, they’re more quickly able to respond to changing operational conditions at their facilities. Customers don’t have to worry about lost data since information is stored in the cloud with automatic backups,” continued Mr. Wagner. “Our customers are also ensured of receiving the latest features and innovations since updates are automatically delivered through the web.”

 

SmartHAWK Web is currently available with any new implementation of a SmartHAWK wireless sensor system. For more information about SmartHAWK Web or the patented SmartHAWK® line of wireless sensors, please visit www.tdgtechnologies.com

 

About TDG Technologies, LLC

Founded in 2014, TDG Technologies LLC is a leader in wireless sensors that improve the performance, reliability and safety of industrial operations. The company designs and manufactures wireless sensor systems that provide customers with real-time intelligent data analytics regarding the performance of mission-critical industrial equipment. The patented SmartHAWK line of wireless sensors delivers end-to-end network visibility to facilitate preventative maintenance and optimize operational processes. TDG Technologies is wholly owned subsidiary of TDG Aerospace, founded in 1990. More information on TDG Technologies may be found at www.tdgtechnologies.com.  

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TDG Technologies Press Contact:

Randy Zanassi, Director of Marketing

Email: rzanassi@tdgtechnologies.com

Direct: (760) 466-9234

 

Vibration and Temperature Sensor Class I, Division 1 Certified

August 1, 2015

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TDG Technologies' SmartHAWK Vibration and Temperature Sensor is certified as intrinsically safe and approved for use in Class I, Division 1 Hazardous Locations in North America.  

Complete marking is as follows:

  •  Class I, Division 1, Groups ABCD
  • Class II, Division 1, Groups EFG
  • Temperature Code: T4
  • Ambient Temperature Range: -30ºC to +75ºC

The SmartHAWK Vibration and Temperature Sensor can now be installed on pumps, motors, and other rotating equipment in the most stringent hazardous locations applications: oil and gas refineries, pipeline facilities, terminals, storage facilities and other industrial and chemical processing applications.


First SmartHAWK Hazardous Location Installation

December 17, 2014

Following the issuance of the Hazardous Location certification, TDG Technologies installed a SmartHAWK wireless monitoring solution at the fuel depot of a California airport. 

The system monitors the vibration and temperature levels of three pumps and horizontal motors that pump jet fuel to the dispensing terminal for fuel truck deliveries throughout the airport.

SmartHAWK wireless vibration and temperature sensors monitoring fuel pumps at a major California airport.

SmartHAWK wireless vibration and temperature sensors monitoring fuel pumps at a major California airport.

 


Vibration and Temperature Sensor Class I, Division 2 Certified

December 10, 2014

TDG Technologies has received full certification for the SmartHAWK wireless monitoring solution for use in hazardous locations for North America. The SmartHAWK® system has been thoroughly tested for the ETL certification mark for the following:

  • Class I, Division 2, Groups ABCD
  • Class II, Division 2, Groups FG
  • Temperature Code: T6
  • Ambient Temperature Range: -30ºC to +75ºC

This certification allows the SmartHAWKVibration & Temperature Sensor to be installed on pumps, motors, and other rotating equipment that operates inside a Hazardous Location where explosive gasses or dust might be present, particularly in industries such as Oil and Gas, Chemical, Fuel Storage Tanks.


 

SmartHAWK Wireless Monitoring Solution Installed In a Water Treatment Plant

August 18, 2014

TDG Technologies installed a SmartHAWK® wireless monitoring solution at a water treatment plant.

The SmartHAWK® system, comprised of a Computer, Wireless Gateway, ten Vibration & Temperature Sensors, and two Temperature & Relay Sensors, is being used to provide historical trend data, as well as continuous monitoring to allow operators to make more informed decisions about equipment maintenance.

SmartHAWK wireless vibration and temperature sensors monitoring motors at a water treatment plant.

SmartHAWK wireless vibration and temperature sensors monitoring motors at a water treatment plant.

 

Application for Hazardous Locations Certifications

June 10, 2014

TDG Technologies has submitted the SmartHAWK® wireless monitoring solution for Hazardous Locations Full Certification for North America.  The SmartHAWK system will be thoroughly tested for the ETL certification mark for the following: 

Class I, Division 2, Groups ABCD

  • Class I = Flammable Gases
  • Division 2 = A place in which an explosive atmosphere is not likely to occur in normal operation, but may occur for short periods.
    • Group A = Acetylene
    • Group B = Hydrogen
    • Group C = Ethylene
    • Group D = Propane

Class II, Division 2, Groups FG

  • Class II = Combustible Dusts
  • Division 2 = A place in which an explosive atmosphere is not likely to occur in normal operation, but may occur for short periods.
  • Group F = Combustible Carbonaceous Dusts
  • Group G = Combustible Dusts not in Group E or F (Flour, Grain, Wood, Plastics, Chemicals)
 

First SmartHAWK Installation

February 1, 2014

TDG Technologies installed the first SmartHAWK® wireless monitoring solution at the Batiquitos Pump Station for the Leucadia Wastewater District. 

The SmartHAWK system, comprised of a Computer, Wireless Gateway, eight Vibration & Temperature Sensors, and one Temperature & Relay Sensor, is monitoring the operating conditions of two of the four pump / motor assemblies, providing information about the health of this essential equipment.

SmartHAWK wireless vibration and temperature sensors installed on a motor at a water treatment facility.

SmartHAWK wireless vibration and temperature sensors installed on a motor at a water treatment facility.

 

TDG Aerospace, Inc. Launches TDG Technologies LLC

January 30, 2014

TDG Aerospace, Inc. has established TDG Technologies LLC as a wholly-owned subsidiary to develop and market non-aerospace related products and technologies. 

TDG Technologies’ first product, the SmartHAWK® family of wireless industrial sensors, reflects the business philosophy of its parent company: bringing affordable, customer-centric solutions to markets that are otherwise poorly served.  After fires at the Miami Airport fueling depot and the Boston Airport fueling depot, TDG reached out to its various contacts in the commercial aerospace industry in an effort to understand the maintenance practices and challenges associated with operating and maintaining these critical facilities.  A lack of affordable solutions for real-time health monitoring of the equipment in hazardous environments, such as the airport fuel depots, was readily apparent.  TDG Technologies LLC was established shortly thereafter. 

The small but highly skilled team at TDG Technologies has leveraged its extensive experience in the ultra-regulated aerospace industry to begin developing a family of low power, robust, industrial wireless sensors that will be approved for use in both hazardous and non-hazardous applications.  Employing the latest technologies in wireless mesh networking, sensors and ultra-low power hardware, TDG Technologies LLC intends to marry the convenience of wireless with the benefits of real-time data in a way that is affordable to those other than the largest industrial operators.  It is the vision of TDG Technologies that the SmartHAWK® family of wireless sensors will be a viable solution for any industrial application, from the smallest publicly-funded municipal water district to the largest industrial operators in Class 1 hazardous environments.

  

About TDG Aerospace, Inc.

Founded in 1990, TDG Aerospace, Inc. is headquartered in Escondido, CA.  The company designs and manufactures products to prevent problems associated with fire and ice on commercial aircraft.  TDG Aerospace’s NOFOD Clear Ice Prevention System prevents the formation of cold-soaked wing ice.  The company’s patented UFI® devices protect aircraft electrical systems and components from electrical anomalies such as ground faults, arc faults and over-current conditions. 

More information on TDG Aerospace may be found at http://www.tdgaerospace.com/.