nPod Bin Sensor

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The innovative design features throughout the nPod enables class leading reliability,  flexibility and maximise cost savings for our customers.

Fill level monitoring is most effective when the bin sensors are positioned optimally with consistently accurate readings being reported. The innovative nPod can be mounted into a variety of useful positions with ease. This ensures the bin sensor avoids rubbish flow, offer highest level performance and can be mounted to the most durable parts of the containers.

nPod Bin Snesor

Dual Ultrasonic Fill Sensors

The variable angle barrel housing dual ultrasonic sensing increases the accuracy and reliability of the fill level readings. The nPod’s multi-layer readings and cutting edge algorithms enable real time results to account for bin anomalies. Our flexible sensing solution enables reliable monitoring of a large range of materials and even water levels.

Tilt & Temperature Sensors

Our on-board accelerometer enables lift detection to pinpoint when containers have been collected or even if containers have been knocked over. Our temperature sensing enables fire detection and identifies useful waste/weather trends for long term planning.

Installation & Strength

Installation of the nPod is quick and easy using two tamper proof M6 stainless bolts, the sensor barrel is simply aimed at the optimum part of the container then securely locked. The highly impact resilient ABS Polycarbonate protects the advanced electronics inside which are compressed in foam combating severe vibration and impacts for reliable long term operation.

Bluetooth Connectivity

nPod uniquely takes advantage of low energy Bluetooth enabling; automated communications with netBin phone apps, connection of third party sensors and enables use of slave nPods (more soon).

Proven Technology

First developed in 2013 and launched to market the following year the netBin nPods have clocked up millions of hours of operation and have now deployed in over 24 countries worldwide. Ever since launch the bin sensor has been enhanced and improved by a dedicated in-house team. We strongly believe our nPods are the most reliable and accurate fill level sensors on the market. Get in touch to try for yourself.

nPod fill level monitor

Technical Specification

General netBin nPod, a wireless, battery-powered, ultrasonic container-level monitoring device providing data over a wireless networks to the waste management platform
Measurement Sensor Dual 40KHz Ultrasonic sensor with variable angle range of 135°
Depth Range 5cm – 4.0m (up to 6.0m with long range sensor)
Resolution 2cm +/-
Temperature Sensor Report bin temperature, includes fire detection
Tilt Sensor Detects bin lift or fallen bin
Enclosure Ingress Protection Rating IP67
Material Polycarbonate Plastic
Fixing M6 tamper proof machine screw
Dimensions 140 x 122 x 46 mm
Weight         Approx 440g
Operating Temperature -30oC to +80oC
Power Battery Operated (non-rechargeable)
Battery Type Lithium Thionyl Chloride
Battery Lifetime 10 years (2 updates per day average)
Battery Level Monitor Battery charge state is monitored
Communications GPRS, 3G, nB-IoT (NB1), LTE Cat-M1, 
Antenna Internal
Approvals CE, FCC, RoHS2, REACH, WEEE, European Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU
Data Logging To Cloud based servers
Optional Sensors GPS for automatic location, nLok for access control


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