Power Monitor manages energy in manufacturing environments.

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Available in 5 models, Powermonitor 1000 profiles plant's energy consumption and utilization data and can be applied independently for collecting and charting energy information or integrated into existing energy monitoring systems. Transducer models TR1 and TR2 provide power factor monitoring and measure voltage, current, and power-related tags. Energy-monitor models EM1, EM2, and EM3 measure consumption related tags such as real, reactive, and apparent energy.



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Allen-Bradley Powermonitor 1000 from Rockwell Automation Offers Versatile Energy Management Alternative Analog Power Meters



Combines flexibility and scalability in a powerful, cost-efficient unit for a wide range of energy management applications

MILWAUKEE, July 27, 2006 - A new high-performance, low-cost power monitoring device from Rockwell Automation accurately profiles a plant's energy consumption and utilization data while providing manufacturers with the information needed to better control and optimize energy costs. The Allen-Bradley Powermonitor 1000 is ideal for basic power monitoring applications, such as load profiling and cost allocation and has flexibility to be scaled to provide advanced capabilities, including wiring diagnostics, historical trending and advanced networking.

"It's become clear that energy management is a critical job for today's manufacturing operations professional, and they need power monitoring price and performance options that address these changing energy management requirements," said Matt Hansen, applied systems engineer, Rockwell Automation. "The Powermonitor 1000 combines basic power monitoring features and capabilities into an affordable, scalable package. This allows plants to effectively monitor today and easily expand as needs change."

The Powermonitor 1000 can be applied independently as a replacement for analog meters for collecting and charting energy information, and it can be integrated into existing energy monitoring systems, including Rockwell Software RSPower, RSEnergyMetrix and RSView. The device communicates seamlessly with Rockwell Automation Allen-Bradley controllers (PLC-5, SLC, and ControlLogix families) allowing efficient sharing of energy data among a plant's varied control systems.

The compact Powermonitor 1000 is available in five models-two transducers (TR1 and TR2) and three energy-monitors (EM1, EM2 and EM3)-with features and price points addressing a wide range of application requirements. The transducer models provide effective power factor monitoring and can measure voltage, current and power-related tags. Energy-monitor models feature the ability to measure consumption related tags such as real, reactive and apparent energy, which allows energy managers to identify where and how much energy is being used, as well as low power factor caused by inductive loads. The top line energy-monitor (EM3) provides all the features of both the transducer and energy-monitor models.

Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK), is a leading global provider of automation, power, control, and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., U.S.A., the company employs about 21,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

For more information on the Powermonitor 1000, please contact
Rockwell Automation Response Center,
10701 Hampshire Avenue South,
Bloomington, Minn., 55438,
800.223.5354, ext. 1927.

All reader inquiries should be directed to
Rockwell Automation Response Center,
10701 Hampshire Avenue South,
Bloomington, Minn., 55438,
800.223.5354, ext. 1927.

Media contacts: Steve Weinstein
Rockwell Automation
414.382.0227
sbweinstein@ra.rockwell.com

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