One of the great innovations that were presented in the Mexican Aerospace Exhibition 2015 was the Smart Truck Sadi created by Sadi a Mexican company, which will help the industry to better control the fuel supplied to aircraft.
In the aerospace industry one of the largest budgets goes to fuel, so it is vital to improve their management and provision, in addition to count with effective monitoring systems to avoid loss of this input and reduce costs.
Aware of the importance of controlling these aspects, the Mexican company Sadi, developed the prototype of the first Smart Truck, which will know exactly how much fuel is discharged, as well as the exact time and place it happens.
The vehicles that currently provide fuel to the planes do not allow to know how much fuel they supply and require qualified staff to adjust a complex system of valves according to the characteristics of each aircraft. However, the truck developed by Sadi solve these problems and help improve the efficiency of the fuel supply process through an automated and intelligent system using a virtual reality interface for easy operation.
This Smart Truck, unique in its kind, was designed by engineer Diana Gayosso, CEO of Sadi, who worked for 12 months to give shape to an idea she had for several years and could only be implemented thanks to the support she received from the National Institute of Entrepreneurship (INADEM) that she achieved with the support of the FUMEC Microsystems Program.
Sadi decided to integrate innovation and technology used by the aerospace industry into a vehicle that uses sensors integrated into a system to measure and monitor fuel in real-time. Among the main advantages, this Smart Truck includes:
- Remote real-time monitoring of the amount of fuel in the tank truck.
- Better control and fuel management, which helps to minimize errors in the supply.
- Reports of movement of fuel in the tank truck that can be checked online at any time of day.
- Autoprogrammable system that with a single button adjusts the truck according to the specific needs of each supply.
After being presented in Mexico, this prototype will seek to enter markets in the United States and Canada, as these countries have similar problems with fuel supplies for aircraft.
With more than three years in the aerospace industry, Sadi has positioned itself as a leader in Mexico in systems and fuel supply equipment for aviation and its customers are companies such as Executive Airlines, Specialized Aeroservicios the Pacific Airport Group and the Secretariat of National Defense.