JPH0576075A - Wireless meter reading device - Google Patents

Wireless meter reading device

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JPH0576075A
JPH0576075A JP26108491A JP26108491A JPH0576075A JP H0576075 A JPH0576075 A JP H0576075A JP 26108491 A JP26108491 A JP 26108491A JP 26108491 A JP26108491 A JP 26108491A JP H0576075 A JPH0576075 A JP H0576075A
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Akihiko Fujiwara
明彦 藤原
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PURPOSE:To provide a highly reliable wireless meter reading device which automatically performs reading and summing up management of a master about usage of equipments. CONSTITUTION:The reading value of meter 11 an equipment usage is stored in a card 13 and it is read out by a control equipment 12 for the purpose of data management in a meter reading device. A meter responding means which is provided to the meter 11 and outputs, in wireless, the meter reading data measured by the meter 11 to the card 13 based upon the wireless instruction signal from the card 13, a card instruction means which is provided to the card 13 and outputs the wireless instruction signal to the meter responding means, a data storing means which is provided to the card 13 and stares the meter reading data returned from the meter responding means based upon the wireless instruction signal from the card instruction means and summing up means which sums up the meter reading data stared in the data storing means are provided.

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【発明の詳細な説明】 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

【0001】 [0001]

【産業上の利用分野】この発明は、例えば電気、ガス、 [Field of the Invention The present invention is, for example, an electric, gas,
水道等の機器使用量の検針値を無線にて検針する検針値無線読取り装置に関し、さらに詳しくは検針値データを簡単かつ正確に読取り集計できるようにした検針値無線読取り装置に関する。 It relates meter reading values ​​wireless reader for meter reading the meter reading value of the equipment usage of tap such wirelessly, and more particularly, to meter reading values ​​wireless reader device to easily and accurately read aggregate meter reading value data.

【0002】 [0002]

【従来の技術】一般に、電気、ガス、水道等の機器使用量の検針値を読取る場合、例えば水道メータの場合は、 In general, electricity, gas, when reading the meter reading value of the equipment usage tap such, if for example a water meter,
図8に示すように、検針員81が水道メータの蓋82の上面に載置されている障害物83を取除いた後、図9に示すように、その蓋82を取外して水道メータ84の検針値を読取れるようにした後、図10に示すように、検針員81が水道メータ84の値を読取って記録用紙85 As shown in FIG. 8, after the needle members 81 Remove the obstacle 83 placed on the upper surface of the lid 82 of the water meter, as shown in FIG. 9, the water meter 84 is removed the lid 82 after to be read the meter reading value, as shown in FIG. 10, the recording sheet 85 needle members 81 reads the value of the water meter 84
に記録している。 It is recorded to. そして、所定計測数を記録した後は、 Then, after recording a predetermined measurement number,
集計管理室に戻って、図11に示すように、係員86が記録された検針値データを一つずつ制御機器87に入力操作して、集計管理している。 Returning to the collection management chamber, as shown in FIG. 11, the input operation meter reading value data clerk 86 is recorded on one by one control device 87, and the collection management.

【0003】 [0003]

【発明が解決しようとする課題】しかし、このような読取り操作では、障害物の取除き作業に手間がかかり、特に車両等の大型障害物の移動や除雪作業が面倒で、さらに一検針毎に蓋の開閉作業を要するため、検針員の作業負担が大きく、また検針員による読取りミスや書込みミスが発生したり、制御機器へのデータ入力時に入力ミスが発生する恐れがあった。 [0006] However, in such a read operation, it takes a long time to prep except work of obstacles, especially moving and snow removal work of large obstacle of a vehicle or the like is troublesome, further to each one meter reading it takes a closing operations of the lid, a large workload meter reading personnel, also or generated read miss or write miss by meter reading personnel, typo when data input to the control equipment may occur.

【0004】そこでこの発明は、機器使用量の検針値を自動的に読取り管理および集計管理できるようにした信頼性の高い検針値無線読取り装置の提供を目的とする。 [0004] Accordingly this invention aims to provide a high meter reading values ​​wireless reader reliable and to automatically read the management and collection management meter reading value of the equipment usage.

【0005】 [0005]

【課題を解決するための手段】この発明は、計器で計測される機器使用量の検針値をカードに記憶させ、このカードに記憶させた検針値データを制御機器より読出してデータ管理する検針値読取り装置であって、前記計器に装備され、該計器で計測した検針値データを、カードからの無線指令信号に基づいてカードに無線出力する計器応答手段と、前記カードに装備され、前記計器応答手段に無線指令信号を出力するカード指令手段と、前記カードに装備され、前記カード指令手段の無線指令信号に基づいて前記計器応答手段から応答された検針値データを記憶するデータ記憶手段と、前記データ記憶手段で記憶した検針値データを集計する集計手段とを備えた検針値無線読取り装置であることを特徴とする。 SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention stores the meter reading value of the equipment usage measured by the meter to the card, meter reading value for data management meter reading value data stored in the card Te from read control equipment a reader, is mounted on the meter, the meter reading value data measured by the regimen instrument, the instrument response means for wirelessly output to the card based on a radio command signal from the card, is equipped on the card, the instrument response a card command means for outputting a wireless command signals to the means, is equipped on the card, a data storage means for storing meter reading value data response from the meter response means based on the wireless command signals of said card command means, said characterized in that it is a meter reading values ​​wireless reader and a collecting unit that aggregates the meter reading value data stored in the data storage means.

【0006】 [0006]

【作用】この発明によれば、機器使用量の検針値を読取りおよび集計する場合、検針員は計器の近くでカード指令手段により無線指令信号を出力させ、この信号に基づいて計器応答手段が該計器で計測した検針値データを無線にて応答出力し、この計器応答手段から応答された検針値データはカードのデータ記憶手段に記憶され、このデータ記憶手段で記憶された検針値データが後に、集計手段により集計管理される。 SUMMARY OF] According to this invention, when read and aggregate meter reading value of the equipment usage, meter reading personnel to output a wireless command signal by the card command means in the vicinity of the instrument, the instrument response means the on the basis of the signal the meter reading value data measured by the instrument in response output by the radio, the instrument meter reading value data response from the response means is stored in the data storage means of the card, after the stored meter reading value data in the data storage means, It is aggregated managed by tallying unit.

【0007】 [0007]

【発明の効果】このように、無線で検針値を読取るため、検針員は蓋上に載置された障害物の取除き作業や蓋の開閉操作が不要となって、検針員の作業労力を著しく軽減でき、また無線交信時は記録用紙や記録作業が不要となるため短時間で読取り処理でき、さらに検針員による読取りミスや書込みミスおよび制御機器へのデータ入力時の入力ミスが完全に解消される。 [Effect of the Invention] Thus, to read the meter reading values ​​in a wireless meter reading personnel are opening and closing operation of the intake except work and lid of obstacles placed on the lid becomes unnecessary, the work effort of needle members can be significantly reduced, also when the wireless communication can be read processing in a short time since the recording paper and the recording operation is not required, further entry errors in data entry completely eliminated to read miss or write miss and a control apparatus according to the meter reading personnel It is.

【0008】 [0008]

【実施例】この発明の一実施例を以下図面に基づいて詳述する。 EXAMPLES be described in detail with reference to an embodiment of the invention with reference to the accompanying drawings below. 図面は水道メータの検針値無線読取り装置を示し、図1および図4において、この水道メータの検針値無線読取り装置は、水道メータの計器11毎に併設される無線コントローラ12と、この無線コントローラ12 The drawings illustrate meter reading values ​​wireless reader water meters, in FIGS. 1 and 4, meter reading values ​​wireless reader of this water meter, the wireless controller 12 to be parallel in every instrument 11 of the water meter, the radio controller 12
と無線交信するカード13と、このカード13と無線交信する制御機器14とから構成される。 And a card 13 for wireless communication, and from the card 13 and the radio communication control device 14. 上述の無線コントローラ12は、床面15と面一に設置された蓋16内に、計器11と共に該無線コントローラ12を固定設置し、これに装備されたアンテナを介してカード13と無線で交信し、この交信対応により検針員17は、障害物18を移動させることなく、計器11の検針値を自動的に読取ってカード13に記憶させる。 Wireless controller 12 described above, the floor 15 and the lid 16 installed flush, the wireless controller 12 and fixedly mounted together with the instrument 11, via an antenna that is provided on this communicates with the card 13 and the radio , meter readers 17 this communication support, without moving the obstacle 18, is automatically read and stored in the card 13 to meter reading value of the instrument 11.

【0009】図2は水道メータの検針値無線読取り装置における無線コントローラ12の制御回路ブロック図を示し、CPU21はROM22に格納されたプログラムに沿って各回路装置を制御し、その制御情報をRAM2 [0009] Figure 2 shows a control circuit block diagram of a wireless controller 12 in the meter reading values ​​wireless reader water meters, CPU 21 controls each circuit device along the program stored in the ROM 22, the control information RAM2
3で読出し可能に記憶する。 3 readably stored in.

【0010】電源供給装置24は、検針員が携帯する該電源供給装置24から無線にて電源供給する。 [0010] The power supply device 24, power is supplied by radio from the power source supply device 24 meter reading personnel to carry. また、この他、家庭用電源から電源供給させて送受信駆動させることもできる。 In addition to this, from the household power supply by the power supply it can also be transmitted and received drive. 送受信制御回路25は、アンテナ26介して電源供給装置24からの電源を無線にて供給すると共に、カード13からの指令信号を受信して電源回路2 Reception control circuit 25, the power from the power supply unit 24 via the antenna 26 is supplied wirelessly, the power supply circuit receives a command signal from the card 13 2
7を駆動する。 7 to drive. メータ読取り回路28は、カード13からの指令信号に基づいて、水道メータ29が計測した水道使用量の検針値を電気的に読取る。 Meter reading circuit 28, in accordance with a command signal from the card 13, reads the meter reading value of the amount of water used to water meter 29 has measured electrical. この読取った検針値は、送受信制御回路25を介してカード13に無線にて返信出力する。 The read meter reading value, returns output to the card 13 by radio via the transmission and reception control circuit 25.

【0011】図3は水道メータの検針値無線読取り装置におけるカード13の制御回路ブロック図を示し、CP [0011] Figure 3 shows a control circuit block diagram of the card 13 in the meter reading values ​​wireless reader water meters, CP
U31はROM32に格納されたプログラムに沿って各回路装置を制御し、その制御情報をRAM33で読出し可能に記憶する。 U31 controls each circuit device along the program stored in the ROM 32, to readably store the control information in the RAM 33. キースイッチ34は、カード表面に装備され、このスイッチ34を検針員が押下操作することで、所定の信号をアンテナ35を介して無線出力する。 Key switch 34 is mounted on the card surface, the switch 34 meter reading personnel that depresses, wirelessly output via the antenna 35 to predetermined signal.
例えば、計器11に対しては検針指令信号を無線出力して、その計器11で計測した検針値データを応答させる。 For example, the meter reading command signal wirelessly output for the instrument 11, to respond the meter reading value data measured by the meter 11. また、制御機器14に対してはRAM33に記憶させた検針値データを無線出力して、その検針値データを制御機器14で集計管理させる。 Further, with respect to the control device 14 the meter reading value data stored in the RAM33 and the radio power, to the collection management the meter reading value data in the control device 14. 送受信制御回路36 Reception control circuit 36
は、キースイッチ34の押下操作毎に電源回路37を駆動して、そのときに対応する計器11あるいは制御機器14に対して対応信号をアンテナ35介して送受信する。 Drives the power circuit 37 for each depressing operation of the key switch 34, to transmit and receive corresponding signals via antenna 35 relative to the instrument 11 or the control device 14 corresponding to that time. このとき、計器11の無線コントローラ12から送信されてきた検針値データは、その都度、RAM33で記憶管理され、データ集計時に制御機器14と無線交信して読出される。 At this time, meter reading value data transmitted from a radio controller 12 of the instrument 11, in each case, are stored and managed in RAM 33, it is read control device 14 and wirelessly communicate the time data aggregation. ブザー38および表示器39は、カード13に装備され、検針時や集計時の送受信完了時に音声および表示により無線交信が終了したことを検針員あるいは係員に知らせる。 Buzzer 38 and indicator 39 is mounted on the card 13 to inform the meter reading personnel or staff that the wireless communication has ended by voice and display upon reception completion during meter reading time and aggregations.

【0012】上述の制御機器14は、図4に示すように、該制御機器14に併設した無線交信器41を介してカード13と無線交信するものであって、係員42がカード13のキースイッチを押下操作することで、このカード13のRAM33に記憶させた検針値データを無線交信器41を介して制御機器14に送信し、ここで検針値データが集計管理される。 [0012] Control device 14 described above, as shown in FIG. 4, there is the card 13 and the wireless communication via the wireless communication unit 41 houses a control device 14, the key switch attendant 42 card 13 by depressing operation and sends the meter reading value data is RAM33 for storing the card 13 to the control apparatus 14 via the wireless communication unit 41, meter reading value data is aggregated managed here.

【0013】図5は検針値データを集計管理する制御機器14の制御回路ブロック図を示し、CPU51はRO [0013] Figure 5 shows a control circuit block diagram of a control device 14 to the collection management meter reading value data, the CPU 51 RO
M52に格納されたプログラムに沿って各回路装置を制御し、その制御情報をRAM53で読出し可能に記憶する。 It controls each circuit device along the program stored in the M52, is readably stores the control information in the RAM 53. 送受信制御回路54は、記憶管理されてカード13 Reception control circuit 54, it is stored management card 13
から送信されてきた検針値データの信号をアンテナ55 A signal meter reading value data sent from the antenna 55
を介して受信し、また受信完了したときの了承信号をカード13に返信する。 Received via the, also returns a note signal upon reception completion to the card 13. 通信制御回路56は、カード13 The communication control circuit 56, the card 13
から送信されてきた検針値データを集計演算装置57に入力させて、無線計測した全データの集計値を演算処理する。 By inputting meter reading value data transmitted to the aggregation operation unit 57 from, for processing the aggregate value of all the data wirelessly measured. ブザー58は、カード13と対応して受信完了した時に音声報知して、無線交信が終了したことを係員に知らせる。 The buzzer 58 is to sound reporting when receiving completed in correspondence with the card 13, indicating that wireless communication has ended attendant.

【0014】次に、水道メータの検針値無線読取り装置の処理動作を図6〜図7のフローチャートを参照して説明する。 [0014] Next, the processing operation of the meter reading values ​​wireless reader water meters with reference to the flowchart of FIGS. 6 and 7 will be described. 図6は無線による検針処理動作を示し、今、検針員17が、図1に示すように、計器11と対応する位置に来たとき、検針員17はカード13のキースイッチ34を押下することに基づいて、計器11の無線コントローラ12の存在を確認して、検針値読取り指令信号を無線出力する(ステップn11〜n13)。 Figure 6 shows the meter reading process operation by the wireless now Meter readers 17, as shown in FIG. 1, when it came to a position corresponding to the instrument 11, meter reading personnel 17 by depressing the key switch 34 of the card 13 based on, check the presence of the wireless controller 12 of the instrument 11, the meter reading value read command signal to the wireless output (step n11~n13). この指令信号を受信した無線コントローラ12は、無線信号が適正であることを確認して、現在の水道メータ29の検針値データを電気的に読取り、この読取った検針値データを該無線コントローラ12から無線出力してカード13に返信させる(ステップn1 〜n4 )。 Wireless controller 12 receives the command signal, to confirm that the radio signal is correct, reads the meter reading value data of the current water meter 29 electrically, the read meter reading value data from the wireless controller 12 and radio power is returned to the card 13 (step n1 ~n4). この検針値データを受信したカード13はRAM33で記憶し、記憶完了した旨を無線コントローラ12に送信すると共に、ブザー3 Together with the meter reading value card 13 which has received the data stored in RAM 33, transmits the effect that the storage completion to the radio controller 12, the buzzer 3
8を鳴して検針員17に知らせる(ステップn14〜n1 8 ringing to inform the needle members 17 (step n14~n1
8)。 8). また、無線コントローラ12は、カード13からの応答確認信号を受信することで、該計器11の一検針動作が終了する(ステップn5 )。 The radio controller 12, by receiving an acknowledgment signal from the card 13, one needle operation of the regimen 11 is completed (step n5). このような無線による検針動作を計器11…毎に繰返し行うため、検針員1 To perform repeated meter reading operation by such wireless in the instrument 11 ... each meter reading personnel 1
7は蓋16上に載置された障害物18の取除き作業や蓋16の開閉操作が不要となって、検針員17の作業労力が著しく軽減でき、また無線交信時は記録用紙や記録作業が不要となるため短時間で読取り処理でき、さらに検針員による読取りミスや書込みミスは完全に解消される。 7 opening and closing operation of the intake except work and the lid 16 of the obstacle 18 which is placed on the lid 16 becomes unnecessary, it can work effort reduces significantly the metering member 17, also when the wireless communication is a recording paper and a recording work can be read processing in a short time to become unnecessary, read-miss and write miss by further needle member is completely eliminated.

【0015】図7は無線による集計処理動作を示し、 [0015] Figure 7 shows the aggregation processing operation by a wireless,
今、係員42が、図4に示すように、制御機器14の無線交信器41に向けてカード13のキースイッチ34を押下すると、無線交信器41の存在を確認して、RAM Now, attendant 42, as shown in FIG. 4, and presses the key switch 34 of the card 13 to the wireless communication device 41 of the control apparatus 14, to confirm the presence of the wireless communication unit 41, RAM
33に記憶させた検針値データ信号を無線交信器41に無線出力する(ステップn31〜n34)。 The meter reading value data signals stored in the 33 to the wireless communication unit 41 wirelessly outputs (step n31~n34). この検針値データ信号を受信した無線交信器41は、そのデータを集計演算装置57に導いて集計処理させ、カード13からの検針値データを受信完了した旨をカード13に返信すると共に、ブザー58を鳴して係員42に知らせる(ステップn21〜n25)。 Together with the meter reading value of wireless communication device 41 that has received the data signal, the data is aggregated process leading to the aggregation operation unit 57, and returns that it has completed receiving the meter reading value data from the card 13 to the card 13, a buzzer 58 the ringing to notify the attendant 42 (step n21~n25). また、カード13は、無線交信器4 The card 13, wireless communication device 4
1からの応答確認信号を受信することで、集計動作が終了する(ステップn35)。 By receiving an acknowledgment signal from the 1, aggregation operation is completed (step n35). このように、無線によりデータ転送して集計動作するため、係員は検針値データの転記作業や集計作業が不要となり、作業労力を軽減できると共に、極めて短時間に集計処理でき、さらに係員による制御機器へのデータ入力時の入力ミスが完全に解消される。 Thus, to summarize operate the data transfer by radio, the clerk is not required posting work and tallying the meter reading value data, it is possible to reduce the work effort, can be aggregated process in a very short time, further control valet equipment input errors during data input to is completely eliminated.

【0016】この発明と、上述の一実施例の構成との対応において、この発明の計器応答手段は、実施例の無線コントローラ12に対応し、以下同様に、カード指令手段は、カードのCPU31とキースイッチ34とに対応し、データ記憶手段は、カードのRAM33に対応し、 [0016] and the present invention, the correspondence between the configuration of the foregoing embodiment, the instrument response means of the invention corresponds to the wireless controller 12 of Example, and so on to the card command means includes a CPU31 card corresponding to the key switch 34, the data storage means corresponds to the RAM33 card,
集計手段は、制御機器のCPU51および集計演算装置57等の制御系に対応するも、この発明は上述の一実施例の構成のみに限定されるものではない。 Collecting unit also corresponds to the control system such as CPU51 and aggregation operation unit 57 of the control apparatus, the invention is not limited only to the configuration of the foregoing embodiment.

【図面の簡単な説明】 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

【図1】この発明の水道メータの検針値無線読取り装置の読取り状態を示す説明図。 Figure 1 is an explanatory diagram showing a reading state of the meter reading values ​​wireless reader water meter of the present invention.

【図2】この発明の水道メータに装備される無線コントローラの制御回路ブロック図。 [2] Control circuit block diagram of a wireless controller that is installed in the water meter of the present invention.

【図3】この発明のカードの制御回路ブロック図。 [3] Control circuit block diagram of the card of the present invention.

【図4】この発明の水道メータの検針値無線読取り装置の集計状態を示す説明図。 Figure 4 is an explanatory view showing the aggregate state of the meter reading values ​​wireless reader water meter of the present invention.

【図5】この発明の制御機器の制御回路ブロック図。 [5] The control circuit block diagram of a control apparatus of the present invention.

【図6】この発明の無線による検針処理動作を示すフローチャート。 6 is a flowchart showing a needle processing operation by the wireless of the present invention.

【図7】この発明の無線による集計処理動作を示すフローチャート。 7 is a flowchart showing a counting processing operation by the wireless of the present invention.

【図8】従来の水道メータの検針値読取り予備処理状態を示す説明図。 Figure 8 is an explanatory view showing a meter reading value read pretreatment state of the art water meter.

【図9】従来の水道メータの検針値読取り予備処理状態を示す説明図。 Figure 9 is an explanatory view showing a meter reading value read pretreatment state of the art water meter.

【図10】従来の水道メータの検針値読取り状態を示す説明図。 Figure 10 is an explanatory view showing a needle value read state of the art water meter.

【図11】従来の水道メータの検針値集計状態を示す説明図。 Figure 11 is an explanatory view showing a needle value aggregation state of the art water meter.

【符号の説明】 DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS

11…計 器 12…無線コントローラ 13…カード 14…制御機器 21,31,51…CPU 33…RAM 34…キースイッチ 11 ... total 12 ... wireless controller 13 ... card 14 ... control device 21,31,51 ... CPU 33 ... RAM 34 ... key switch

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    【特許請求の範囲】 [The claims]
  1. 【請求項1】計器で計測される機器使用量の検針値をカードに記憶させ、このカードに記憶させた検針値データを制御機器より読出してデータ管理する検針値読取り装置であって、 前記計器に装備され、該計器で計測した検針値データを、カードからの無線指令信号に基づいてカードに無線出力する計器応答手段と、 前記カードに装備され、前記計器応答手段に無線指令信号を出力するカード指令手段と、 前記カードに装備され、前記カード指令手段の無線指令信号に基づいて前記計器応答手段から応答された検針値データを記憶するデータ記憶手段と、 前記データ記憶手段で記憶した検針値データを集計する集計手段とを備えた検針値無線読取り装置。 1. A stores the meter reading value of the equipment usage measured by the meter to the card, a needle value reader for data management is read out from the control device to meter reading value data stored in the card, the meter is equipped in the meter reading value data measured by the regimen instrument, the instrument response means for wirelessly output to the card based on a radio command signal from the card, is equipped on the card, and outputs a radio command signal to said meter responsive means and card command means, is mounted on the card, a data storage means for storing meter reading value data response from the meter response means based on the wireless command signals of said card command unit, meter reading values ​​stored in said data storage means meter reading values ​​wireless reader and a collecting unit to aggregate data.
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