Optimisation of battery fleet operations through AMC monitoring

Agenda for
5-9 September

Malcolm Tabone
Chief Executive Officer, Abertax Technologies Limited
Battery Monitoring Systems (BMS) for Lead Acid batteries have been around for several years. Tirelessly gathering important information from battery measurements, BMS give a detailed picture of the state of the battery. The Abertax BMS and e2BMS monitoring systems can identify battery abuse in terms of temperature limits, watering intervals, depth of discharge, voltage imbalances and, by means of algorithms, use the sensor data to estimate remaining battery life under the current conditions.

Traditionally, such monitoring systems have relied on the use of PC-connected-dongles and a PC-software package to download and process the data. Nowadays, however, users expect to have data collected automatically and require access to this data at any time, from anywhere.

An online cloud-based system is one of the most widely adopted solutions for this, however this requires a persistent internet connection. To meet all possible solutions, Abertax developed the AMC, the Abertax Master Control system. The AMC is a hardware device combined with powerful software modules that allow multiple configurations, resulting in a flexible system guaranteed to meet any practical scenario. It regularly monitors all devices from one on-site location, such as a warehouse, and allows remote viewing of the collected data over Internet or over your own internal company network. In larger buildings, or across multiple sites, data can be passed on to the AMC via the company's own network.

Consolidated reports of the condition of all batteries used in the company are also possible. With this extended overview, significant improvements can be made to create budgets, plan service calls and schedule maintenance operations to ensure your batteries operate under optimum conditions and reward you with maximum return on investment.


Malcolm Tabone graduated in electrical engineering in 2003 followed by a M.Sc. in electrical engineering at the University of Malta. He then joined Abertax Technologies in the capacity of technical support engineer.

He was involved in the design of the company electronic products, testing and gave support to production. He designed and programmed a number jigs and automation machines that are used to assemble the company products.

From 2009 to 2012 he was also a visting lecturer at the Faculty of Engineering, department of Electronic System Engineering.

In 2016 he was appointed as Research Director and in 2019 as Chief Executive Officer at Abertax Technologies Ltd.

He works on new concepts, new products and also evaluate research tools and emerging technology.