Panel Builder System Integrator

Beckhoff

May 3, 2018

Beckhoff Automation has introduced new EL34x3 series EtherCAT Terminals for advanced power measurement and mains monitoring. Energy management for machine operation and the energy industries creates a wide range of demands, starting with basic monitoring of the supply network and process control to high-end power monitoring.The new EtherCAT I/O terminals from Beckhoff answer exactly these demands. This makes an even broader range of EtherCAT Terminals available with extensive scalability in terms of price and performance.

 Together with the proven EL37x3 power monitoring oversampling terminals (and the associated TwinCAT Power Monitoring software library), the new EL34x3 EtherCAT Terminals for energy management provide a comprehensive product portfolio that can be optimally adapted to the varied measurement tasks found in a wide range of applications.

Two of the new EtherCAT Terminals are ideally suited for power measurement in process control applications:

  • As the new standard power measurement terminal, the EL3443 3-phase EtherCAT Terminal is universally suitable for all process control tasks. Compared to the previous model, it offers numerous new functions such as mains monitoring functionality, precise determination of zero voltage crossing and harmonics analysis. In addition, it is also suitable for DC systems.
  • The EL3453 3-phase EtherCAT Terminal for measuring voltages up to 690 V AC focuses on more demanding process control tasks. For this purpose, the terminal updates its process values with every half-wave, which corresponds to an interval of 10 ms at 50 Hz. Four electrically isolated current measuring channels with freely adjustable measurement ranges for 100 mA, 1 A or 5 A, with a surge current capability of 60 A are available.

Two further EtherCAT Terminal innovations have been designed for energy management in monitoring and maintenance applications:

  • As an economy version, the new EL3423 3-phase power measurement terminal is intended for cost-sensitive energy management solutions, especially in IoT applications. The parameters that can be measured are energy, power and a mains quality factor. These are recorded with an update interval that is adjustable from 10 s to 1 h. As a special feature, the measured parameters are available as average, minimum and maximum values.
  • The EL3483 3-phase mains monitoring terminal for voltage, frequency and phase enables optimum monitoring of the power supply to a machine, which is particularly advantageous for systems that are sensitive to voltage variations. The functions include threshold value monitoring of the internal measured values, and the setting of warning and error bits in the process image. Single-phase operation as a voltage, frequency and phase monitor is also possible.

EtherCAT Terminals for energy management

Changing Scene

  • Prev
  At Rockwell Automation on the Move, we offer a variety of 90-minute labs where ...
  A record-breaking, 599 system integration industry professionals from 16 different ...
  Bosch Rexroth Canada offers free Automation Resource Kits at  ...
  Dynamysk Automation Ltd. is excited to announce the opening of our branch office in ...
  Six key trends are driving HARTING’s development program for the cyber-physical ...
  With HARTING enjoying an extended run of double-digit year-over-year sales increases in ...
  The international FRABA Group, which is about to mark the 100th anniversary of its ...
  Graybar Canada has entered into a partnership with Festo Canada to serve as its technical ...
    An important part of applied learning is having students hone their skills ...
  The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) is pleased to announce the release of ...

 

ABB

It is generally believed that by 2030, the IIoT industry could witness a staggering increase of around $7 trillion in its revenue. Various global superpowers are developing national strategies for such technological advancements in diverse industries. There are several such businesses that are believed to be at the verge of a large-scale IIoT disruption

 

 

read more...



 

 

Techspan Catalogue

Techspan has published its 332 page Control and Automation Catalogue that covers the company’s complete offering that includes pin and sleeve devices, multipole connectors, push button, control and signalling devices, contactors, din rail terminal blocks and industrail interconnect line.

With over 16,000 spec grade sku’s in stock Techspan can meet your control and automation equipment needs. Techspan has a national network of distributors in Canada and supports them with warehouses in Mississiauga and Burnaby.  

read more

 

 

 

Tools for the Trade

  • Prev
  Keeping your bins full just got a lot easier – and a lot faster. Each IRWIN ...
Using connectors on UL 508A cabinets used to be a huge hassle for the panel-builder. As a result, ...
  Delta Controls launches support page for CP2000 variable frequency drives and bypass ...
  ABB Automation Builder is the integrated software suite for machine builders and system ...
  Eaton's Power Xpert Branch Circuit Monitor (PXBCM) provides remote access to live energy ...
  The Fluke 438-II Power Quality and Motor Analyzer adds key mechanical measurement ...
  FLIR infrared cameras make it easy to perform non-destructive inspections that isolate ...
  Lorik Tool & Automation has the experience and ability to manufacture a variety of ...
  The ATS850 conveyor eliminates all types of electro static discharge requirements. ...
  Ideal Industries' T-14 wire stripper s are ideal for all professionals working within the ...

Peers & Profiles

  • Prev
  Engineers play a key role in the advancement of our infrastructure and the development ...
  Kymera Systems is located in Leduc, Alberta and provides scalable IIoT solutions and the ...
  JAE Automation is proof positive that a cutting-edge, high-tech company can work with ...
  Nivek Automatisation is a forward-thinking company focused on providing advanced ...
Recently Panel Builder & Systems Integrator was invited to Rittal Canada’s Head ...
  New Electric first opened its doors in 1970, in Burlington, Ontario. The electrical ...
  Changes are coming hard and fast to the control and automation sectors, obligating a rise ...
  OPUS Automation was founded in 1998 in Ancaster, On and provides robotic and automation ...
  Panel Builder & Systems Integrator was given the opportunity to ask Steve ...
Safety standards in the electrical industry are constantly evolving and requiring that contractors ...

Latest Articles

  • Prev
  The world today is in what can be best described as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or ...
  "Technology is not about competing with us humans; it's about assisting us. That is the ...
  As the industrial and manufacturing sectors continue the shift from centralized to ...
  If safety control systems have to be integrated in large-scale applications, ...
A coal generation power plant, at a major utility company, was looking to achieve better network ...

A World Without Downtime

Utopias are common in fiction, from Plato’s The Republic to The Federation in Star Trek. For manufacturers, a world without unplanned downtime would be the perfect utopia. The question is, is abolishing unplanned downtime a far-fetched dream, or is it closer than we think? Here, Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of obsolete industrial equipment supplier, EU Automation shares his vision for a downtime free age.

According to research by Oneserve, machine downtime is costing British manufacturers over £180 billion a year. Unplanned downtime halts production, but can also lead to wasted raw materials or damage to the system itself – amplifying the cost beyond loss of production. Further research conducted by GE Digital found that 70 per cent of companies lack full awareness of when equipment is due for maintenance, upgrade or repair..

Read More: A World Without Downtime< ...

Rockwell Automation HMI Improving Operator Efficiency Rockwell Automation has updated its HMI software to equip industrial workers with better information to run and maintain their systems. New features in the FactoryTalk View software version 10.0 include greater access to information, new mobile device support and better cross-software integration to improve productivity. Operators can now use the TrendPro tool in FactoryTalk View Site Edition (SE) software to overlay alarm information on trend data. This feature can help them connect alarm occurrences with data-point values to speed up troubleshooting. They can also use the tool to save and share ad hoc trends with other workers.

Read more: Rockwell Automation HMI Improving Operator Efficiency  ...

 

Kerrwil Publications

538 Elizabeth Street, Midland,Ontario, Canada L4R2A3 +1 705 527 7666
2016 All rights reserved

Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy Policy (effective 1.1.2016)
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Kerrwil  |  Login