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TPS Smart Digital Water Quality instrument

Project description and overview:

TPS has developed proof of concept electronic digital sensors for testing water based quality parameters for Food & Beverage and Resources Technology & Critical Minerals Processing. The sensors use advanced electronics and design practices to achieve industry leading size and cost advances to create more value for Australian companies. By incorporating miniaturised electronics directly into the sensors, the device will be able to perform new types of sensor diagnostics to dramatically reduce downtime and maintenance costs.

The TPS Smart Digital Water Quality instrument utilises novel software algorithms to measure and analyse various sensor parameters to reduce the settling time of an accurate reading, compensate for sensor drift and predict in advance, the need for sensor calibration, cleaning and/or maintenance. The product will be able to be offered in one version only, that can be used with any combination of sensors (up to five), ending the industry standard practice of locking out features and capability.

The project will support design for manufacture of the sensors and electronics, development of commercial ready software and algorithms, sensor and instrument enclosures, verification testing and certification. The project will also support design and purchase of manufacturing equipment, procedures and training to manufacture the instrument in Australia and upskilling production staff.

The TPS Smart Digital Water Quality Instrument is one meter that can be integrated with any probe and any number of them. It can be used all day, anywhere, anyhow by anyone. It has the lowest cost of ownership in its class and allows operators to work smarter, safer and faster than ever before. It is Australian made by an Australian owned company.


  • Increased collaboration with other manufacturers
  • Increased spending on R&D
  • Higher information and communication technology (ICT) intensity
  • Increased number of staff with science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) skills
  • Better qualified employees
  • Increased levels of automation
  • Greater capital intensity
  • Newer equipment
  • Greater share of services in total revenue
  • Larger geographical reach


  • TPS forecast $9.9M in revenue over 5 years


  • This project is projected to upskill and create an additional 13 jobs during the project and one year after project completion

Government Funds: $444,875 | Industry: $744,875 | In-Kind: $120,000

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