The history of the ElMetro enterprise starts in the mid-90th when a development team based on laboratory of the Instrument-Making Faculty of the South-Ural State University was founded (Pic 1). Well-formed specialized engineering department has developed over 20 types of industrial measuring devices under the contracts with well-known brands in the field of industrial automation.
Among the company's first developments are pressure calibrators and loop calibrators, precision multimeters, smart temperature sensors and converters for them (Pic 2).
The total production output has reached more than 2 million units.
Our production facilities allow us to accelerate the commercialization of the enterprise. Strengthening the economic base allows us to start Research & Development works to form our own product portfolio, and in 2008 ElMetro brand was created to promote new developments in the market. ELectronics and METROlogy – company name reflects our main work streams of that development stage.
Today, ElMetro products are widely known not only in the Russian market, but also in the market of the Eurasian Union. The list of “ElMetro” products (Pic 3) is used in different areas of industry, there are Multiparameter Coriolis mass flowmeter ElMetro-Flomac, Ultrasonic gas flowmeter ElMetro-DRU, Multi-channel Videographic recorders ElMetro-ViER, Spark-resistant Input/output module ElMetro-IOM-02 for general industrial purposes, Measuring process controller ElMetro-TeIR with PID-control function, Switched mode DC power supply source ElMetro-IPT, USB/RS-485 interfaces converter, HART modem, Pressure calibrator-controller ElMetro-Pascal (-02), Multichannel high-precision multimeter ElMetro-Kelvin, Portable Multifunctional calibrator ElMetro-Volta among them. All devices have proprietary software for remote configuration from a personal computer.
One of the main activities is “metrological engineering” and “project engineering” (Pic 4).
With highly qualified specialists, the company has broad competencies in the design, production and development of metrological benches and laboratories. Over the period of several years more than 100 metrological installations have been designed and placed into service at various facilities.
Project engineering stared to develop at the enterprise several years ago, but in a short period of time we gained a wealth of experience in automating industrial enterprises in various directions (Pic 5).
“Project Engineering” direction covers a wide range of performed work – from project concept analytics to installation and commissioning works and construction itself.
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the ElMetro enterprise offers its customers not only devices, but complex solutions based on them.
The ElMetro service department performs commissioning and installation supervision of its equipment. Ordering commissioning and contract supervision work, the customer extends the warranty period of their devices up to 3 years.
ElMetro provides verification, calibration, and repair of domestic and imported measuring instruments services (Pic 6). With years of experience in the production of Coriolis flow meters, the company offers maintenance services for the imported Coriolis flow meters.
The enterprise develops every day and constantly upgrades its products. In 2016, the company became an official member of the HART Communication Foundation. Due to the high demand in 2016, a new version of Multiparameter Coriolis mass flowmeter ElMetro-Flomac with a full-featured HART interface appeared.
The company is a frequent participant of various exhibitions, trainings and conferences (Pic 7), as well as a regular participant and winner of various grants to support Russian enterprises, including import substitution programs.
Nowadays ElMetro enterprise has more than 140 employees, 80% of them have higher education. Many of them are graduates of the Instrument-Making Faculty of the South-Ural State University. Development team includes 1 Ph.D., 5 Candidates of Sciences, university professors, doctoral students and young specialists.
The company has a cooperation agreement with the South Ural State University (SUSU) and provides an opportunity for students to do work experience internship. It should be noted that the creative ideas in combination with experience and a scientific approach allow us to create modern electronic equipment with unique characteristics.
The active participation of “ElMetro” in scientific activity is confirmed by the patents for some useful models including Coriolis flowmeter, ultrasonic sensor of the flowmeter and a bench for level gauges calibration (Pic 8).
The company maintains a healthy lifestyle. The staff of the enterprise has an opportunity to keep fit in the swimming pool of the SUSU State Sports Complex, take part in football matches of ElMetro team, and also go on joint hiking trips. The staff of the enterprise can attend English courses organized and paid by the company.