The new X20AP energy measurement module from B&R is designed to measure voltages, currents, frequencies and reactive components on all phases.
Improving energy efficiency in any environment begins with the ability to measure and evaluate the amount of power being actually 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. B&R’s X20AP energy measurement modules offer a high level of precision with the ability to measure current and voltage up to the 31st harmonic. Their extreme sensitivity and fourth channel make them ideal for measuring leakage currents on the neutral line.
The latest addition to the compact B&R X20 family takes some of the load off the CPU by pre-processing signals and providing measurements together with calculated effective performance values as sets of digital variables.
Measurement value curves recorded by the module can help increase energy efficiency in many ways including providing the basis for optimising traverse paths within a machine.
The three variants of the new B&R energy measurement module for connecting 20 mA, 1 A and 5 A transformers are available from DAANET .