With the increased importance placed on efficient energy management, manufacturers today need power monitoring price and performance options to address changing energy requirements. With the new high-performance, low-cost Allen-Bradley Powermonitor 1000 from Rockwell Automation, engineers can accurately profile a plant’s energy consumption and utilisation data, providing information needed to better control and optimise energy costs. The device combines basic power monitoring features and capabilities into an affordable, scaleable package.
Ideal for basic power monitoring applications, including load profiling and cost allocation, the Powermonitor 1000 can be scaled to provide advanced capabilities, including wiring diagnostics, historical trending and advanced networking. As a result, plant managers and engineers can effectively monitor today, and easily expand to accommodate future changes.
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-500, and ControlLogix families), allowing efficient sharing of energy data among a plant’s varied control systems.
The compact Allen-Bradley 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. The top-line energy-monitor (EM3) provides all the features of both the transducer and energy-monitor models.