Monthly Archives: <span>September 2018</span>

Starting to Come Together!

We’ve got our first 16 meters ready for assembly. Here is how it is starting to come together:

New Boards in Enclosures 
New Boards in Enclosures

 

Box 
Box

 

Contents of Box: Hex Wrench, Paper Clip, Ultrasonic Gel, Installation Instructions & Power Cord 
Contents of Box: Hex Wrench, Paper Clip, Ultrasonic Gel, Installation Instructions & Power Cord

 

Box Insert 
Box Insert

 

FLUID Water Meter (of course!) 
FLUID Water Meter (of course!)

 

 

Box Sleeve with Product Information 
Box Sleeve with Product Information

 

Now it's Time to Calibrate and Box Them Up! 
Now it’s Time to Calibrate and Box Them Up!

Please know that, while we are sharing this exciting news today, we’re still just getting started and we’re going to be doing a few more small runs before manufacturing the larger run that will allow us to fulfill all our backers and others who pre-ordered through our website. Hopefully this gives you an idea of how close we really are getting! 

The FLUID Team

FLUID Named Top 10 Smart Metering Solution Provider 2018

We’re excited to share that FLUID was named one of Utilities Tech Outlook Magazine’s Top 10 Smart Water Metering Solutions Providers for 2018. You can find the Top 10 List here. They also did a nice write up on FLUID entitled Shaping the Smart Water Meter Market.

Take a look and let us know what you think.

The FLUID Team

 

We’ve Received Our First 50 Sets of Boards

We’ve received our first set of boards back from our most recent manufacturing run.

This week we’re going to bring all of these boards up so we can take stock on what our yield was with our new US based manufacturer. We’ll diagnose if there were any issues and rectify them for our next run of 50. Once we’ve established yield and addressed any problems that arise, then we’ll begin assembly with all the boards that checked out.

We’re slightly behind on the mechanical (enclosure/plastics) because we made the decision to do a small revision so that the clamping mechanism will be able to fit both a 3/4″ as well as a 1″ pipe. This way we don’t need two separate sets of steel injection moulding tools when we’re ready to release our next size. We hope to have this revision finalized by the end of the week and we’ll send the designs to the tool manufacturer. Our hope is that we’ll have “first-shots” from the tool manufacturer in approximately 4 weeks.

Feels good to be getting closer to fulfillment.

The FLUID Team