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Aloxy is a spin-off of imec and University of Antwerp that develops plug-and-play Internet of Things technology for the chemical and energy industry. A consortium of investors, Industrya, QBIC II, Innovation Fund, imec.istart and the University of Antwerp have joined forces with the team to invest € 3.8 million in the scale up and further growth of Aloxy.
In the coming year, the company will focus on growing its sales activities as well as expanding the product range and further developing the Aloxy Industrial IoT Hub platform. After the recent expansion into North America, both the European and US sales teams will be increased to further grow the awareness of the valve monitoring solution.
The Aloxy.Connect prototype is currently being tested in the field in non-Ex environments and will be further finalized including the Ex-certification, mobile app development and the integration with different types of probes.
In addition, the “Aloxy IIoT Hub” platform is being expanded with third party sensors to become the central IoT management platform for our customers’ entire sensor fleet over different network protocols.
Aloxy was launched in 2018 to build specific solutions for the chemical and energy industry to facilitate the transition to “Industry 4.0”. Aloxy successfully developed a unique and patented manual valve monitoring solution leveraging wireless LPWAN communication technology such as LoRaWAN. The current solution includes a valve sensor and an industrial IoT platform, the “Aloxy IIoT Hub”, to manage the fleet of IoT devices, monitor and optimize the network connectivity, and feed the captured sensor data to the customers’ systems.
Who is the proposed solution for?
transition as today real-time manual valve data is only scarcely available. Similarly, the Aloxy IIoT Hub plays a crucial role in the deployment of reliable and scalable infrastructure. Both in onboarding new sensors and monitoring their operation, the IIoT Hub offers value.
The digitization of the chemical and energy industry can be further accelerated when more Ex-certified (explosion-proof) wireless sensors hit the market. Aloxy is currently prototyping a new device, the Aloxy.Connect, to connect PT100 temperature and 4-20 mA probes.
Jan Coppens, CEO
Maarten Weyn, CRO
Glenn Ergeerts, CTO
Carl Steven, COO
Frank Gielissen, CCO