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Smart sensors for monitoring machine energy use

Understanding how machines are using – and wasting – energy can help organisations to deliver substantial energy and cost savings.

An organisation’s equipment needs to use energy to run effectively. But is it running efficiently? All too often, outdated equipment can lead to suboptimal performance, as can machines left running when operations have finished.

Combining current monitoring sensors with energy monitoring software to monitor each machine’s energy use can help to give organisations accurate, real-time energy consumption data and show usage over time. From which informed decisions could be made on where energy can be saved.

Wireless current monitoring sensors

The combination of hardware and software delivers big benefits, enabling users to:

  • Access live energy usage, with real-time data at a granular level offering clear insights into machine usage.
  • Track energy consumption over time, identifying where energy is most used – and most wasted – to drive decision making for energy savings.
  • Monitor equipment, with any changes in standard operating conditions helping to detect degradation and faults, as well as forecasting when maintenance will be needed.

 

How do energy monitoring sensors work?

Known as current sensors, or current transducers (CT), they measure the electric energy or alternating current (AC) in a wire. They can do this at circuit, zone or machine level tracking the average energy consumption every 30 seconds.

Energy Consumption Monitoring

Our current monitoring sensors are wireless and use ultra-low-power, energy-harvesting technology – they’re self-powered using ultra-low energy from the measured conductor – so there’s no need for batteries or wiring.

They simply clip around single-phase or three-phase power cables, so cause minimum disruption and downtime. Normally you will find single-phase systems in, for instance, households and office buildings. In the industry and for heavier machines, three-phase electric power is typically used.

Wireless current monitoring sensors 1 channel

We have three types of sensors with a measuring range of 1A to 60A, 200A or 600A per phase. The maximum cable diameters are:

  • 60A: 9mm
  • 200A: 24mm
  • 600A: 36mm

Integrating sensor data into your energy monitoring software?

The data is sent to our smart gateway and is converted into industry-standard JSON before being sent locally or to the cloud. Because our sensors are platform agnostic, they can be used with any IoT platform or software application.Integrating smart sensors with your IoT platform or software application

Getting started

Looking for a smart solution? If you’re looking to install an intelligent energy management solution in your organisation, get in touch, and we’ll recommend the best sensors and one of our software partners based on your needs.

Looking to partner? If you’re looking to integrate smart sensors into your energy monitoring software to expand into new income streams, take a look at our partnership opportunities.

An organisation’s equipment needs to use energy to run effectively. But is it running efficiently? All too often, outdated equipment can lead to suboptimal performance, as can machines left running when operations have finished.

Combining current monitoring sensors with energy monitoring software to monitor each machine’s energy use can help to give organisations accurate, real-time energy consumption data and show usage over time. From which informed decisions could be made on where energy can be saved.

The combination of hardware and software delivers big benefits, enabling users to:

  • Access live energy usage, with real-time data at a granular level offering clear insights into machine usage.
  • Track energy consumption over time, identifying where energy is most used – and most wasted – to drive decision making for energy savings.
  • Monitor equipment, with any changes in standard operating conditions helping to detect degradation and faults, as well as forecasting when maintenance will be needed.

Energy Consumption Monitoring

How do energy monitoring sensors work?

Known as current sensors, or current transducers (CT), they measure the electric energy or alternating current (AC) in a wire. They can do this at circuit, zone or machine level tracking the average energy consumption every 30 seconds.

Our current monitoring sensors are wireless and use ultra-low-power, energy-harvesting technology – they’re self-powered using ultra-low energy from the measured conductor – so there’s no need for batteries or wiring. They simply clip around single-phase or three-phase power cables, so cause minimum disruption and downtime. Normally you will find single-phase systems in, for instance, households and office buildings. In the industry and for heavier machines, three-phase electric power is typically used.

Wireless current monitoring sensors 1 channel

We have three types of sensors with a measuring range of 1A to 60A, 200A or 600A per phase. The maximum cable diameters are:

  • 60A: 9mm
  • 200A: 24mm
  • 600A: 36mm

This data is sent to our smart gateway and is converted into industry-standard JSON before being sent locally or to the cloud. Because our sensors are platform agnostic, they can be used with any IoT platform or software application.

Getting started

Looking for a smart solution? If you’re looking to install an intelligent energy management solution in your organisation, get in touch, and we’ll recommend the best sensors and one of our software partners based on your needs.

Looking to partner? If you’re looking to integrate smart sensors into your energy monitoring software to expand into new income streams, take a look at our partnership opportunities.

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