Product News: Test & Measuring Instruments
Energy Measurement Module combines diversity, precision.
Press Release Summary:
November 26, 2012 - In addition to voltages, X20AP can measure currents, frequencies, and reactive components on all phases. Current and voltage measurements up to 31st harmonic promote precision, while sensitivity and fourth channel make unit suited for measuring leakage currents on neutral line. Measurement value curves recorded by module can help in by providing basis for optimizing traverse paths within machine. Variants for connecting 20 mA, 1 A, and 5 A transformers are available.
Original Press Release
Clarity About Voltage, Current and Frequency
Press release date: November 9, 2012
The first step to improving energy efficiency is being able to measure and evaluate the amount of power actually being consumed. Any deviations from normal values can be used to identify the condition of the machine and evaluated through the use of monitoring systems such as the EnMon energy monitoring package included in B&R's APROL process control system. The new X20AP energy measurement module from B&R is able to do just that: measure voltages, currents, frequencies and reactive components on all phases. Current and voltage measurements up to the 31st harmonic elevate the module to the highest level of precision while its extreme sensitivity and fourth channel make it perfectly suited for measuring leakage currents on the neutral line.
Higher performance through integrated intelligence
By preprocessing signals and providing measurements together with calculated effective performance values as sets of digital variables, this newest member of the compact B&R X20 family takes some of the load off the CPU. Measurement value curves recorded by the module can help in many ways, such as providing the basis for optimizing traverse paths within a machine, in turn contributing to further energy efficiency.
Three variants of this B&R energy measurement module for connecting 20 mA, 1 A and 5 A transformers are available.
B&R company profile
B&R is the world’s largest and most successful private company in the area of automation equipment manufacturing. The motto “Perfection in Automation” has provided the foundation for the company since B&R was founded in 1979. Today, B&R employs 2,300 employees worldwide and has an exceptional global presence with 168 sales offices in 68 countries.
B&R Industrial Automation, Inc. North America, based in Atlanta, GA, has been working closely with their customers since 1987. Since then, B&R North America has continuously grown as a sales and support organization through both direct sales offices and B&R’s unique Automation Partner distribution network. Today, B&R North America has a network of more than 24 offices throughout the USA and Canada and is there for its customers locally.