Current Transformers Complete Sensor-to-Cloud Power Measurement Chain

Feb. 3, 2020
With the new SCT current converters, Beckhoff Automation completes the power measurement chain that now ranges from measuring physical values to transmitting captured data to the cloud.

Continuous, system-integrated power measurement allows users to perform extensive inline analyses—for example to detect and correct deviations quickly in order to minimize downtime. The company’s portfolio of current transformers covers all applications for currents ranging from 1 A to 5000 A with a choice of ring-type and split-core devices as well as three-phase current transformer sets. This makes it possible to implement reliable power sensor technology directly in the field as an integrated component of PC-based control technology. Users can select from two device types, each available in various designs and performance categories that are highly scalable and therefore suitable for a great variety of applications. The portfolio ranges from low-cost three-phase CT sets for building technology and standard industrial transformers for machines to solutions for inspection and test stands with the highest accuracy requirements. The choice of product category depends on the type of use. While ring-type transformers are well suited for cost-effective and accurate data acquisition in new installations, the easy-to-install split-core CTs provide a good solution for trouble-free retrofit solutions. With either solution, the integrated power measurement chain from the sensor to the cloud simplifies energy management and opens the door to improving the availability of machines and systems.

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