The TOMAHAWK features an internal microprocessor, transmits a high-resolution 8-digit consumption message, and is internally-powered with a 20-year battery.
When connected to a SCADAmetrics EtherMeter, the high-resolution allows the user to collect realtime rate-of-flow information and also helps with leak detection algorithms. And, as with all encoder-type registers, it allows for revenue-grade-accurate totalization. However, it is important to note that the TOMAHAWK may also be ordered with the option to transmit less than the maximum number of digits. Therefore, when ordering a TOMAHAWK register from RG3 Meter, it is important to specify that the register be pre-programmed to transmit ALL available digits!
The TOMAHAWK family of registers is compatible with RG3 Meter’s Turbo, Compound, and Positive Displacement meters.
Also — and this is a very important development — the TOMAHAWK can be installed as a third-party replacement register for many OTHER makes/models of water meter!
For example, Elster-AMCO/Kent, Neptune, Badger, Sensus, Hersey/Mueller, and Precision.
Notable on that list is Elster-AMCO, who no longer manufactures parts or registers for their commercial turbo meters or residential positive-displacement meters. The TOMAHAWK can therefore be used to retrofit these meters with modern, absolute-encoder-type registers.
The EtherMeter Compatibility Matrix has been updated to reflect these results. Test register provided courtesy of RG3 Meter Company. (Longview, TX).
Interested in more information? Give us a call. We’ll be glad to discuss how the EtherMeter and RG3 Meter flow meters can be combined to bring revenue-grade totalization and rate-of-flow information into your SCADA, Telemetry, or Building Automation System.