Products

Electric Vehicle Charging Unit

Siemens has a new charging unit for electric vehicles according to IEC standard. With VersiCharge, electric vehicles can be charged quickly, safely and cost-effectively. Compared to the previous model, the charging unit has a more compact design. It meets the higher protection class IP 56 and thus can also be installed in outdoor areas. VersiCharge features integrated DC residual current detection. Users can pre-set the beginning of the charging process in two-hour intervals, between two and eight hours. This allows them to take advantage of economical electricity rates outside of peak periods and to significantly lower electricity costs. Owners of electric vehicles can also make targeted use of their own generated energy, e.g. from solar panels, thus optimizing their power consumption. VersiCharge is suitable for use in a private and semi-private environment, such as in garages, carports and on hotel and company parking lots. The VersiCharge is available in a single-phase version for rated currents of 20 amps (A) and 32 A, as well as in a three-phase version for a rated current of 32 A.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Unit Siemens has a new charging a new charging unit for electric vehicles according to IEC standard. With VersiCharge, electric vehicles can be charged quickly, safely and cost-effectively. Compared to the previous model, the charging unit has a more compact design. It meets the higher protection class IP 56 and thus can also be installed in outdoor areas. Moreover, VersiCharge features integrated DC residual current detection. Users can pre-set the beginning of the charging process in two-hour intervals, between two and eight hours. This allows them to take advantage of economical electricity rates outside of peak periods and to significantly lower electricity costs. Owners of electric vehicles can also make targeted use of own generated energy, e.g. from solar panels, thus optimizing their power consumption. VersiCharge is suitable for use in a private and semi-private environment, such as in garages, carports, and on hotel and company parking lots. The VersiCharge is available in a single-phase version for rated currents of 20 amps (A) and 32 A, as well as in a three-phase version for a rated current of 32 A.   Siemens GO TO WWW.PGIHOTIMS.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION

Cloud-Based Asset Management

Accruent announced major enhancements to Meridian, the asset lifecycle information management (ALIM) software used by over 1,200 companies. These new products mark the first upgrades to Meridian since it was added to Accruent’s portfolio through the BlueCielo acquisition in November 2017. These enhancements include new cloud and analytics products, an enhanced mobile interface and major updates across existing Meridian client and server applications. The improved product line will provide organizations in asset-intensive and highly regulated industries even greater real-time accessibility to their mission-critical asset information. The products include: Meridian Cloud, a secure cloud service for engineering information management, built on Microsoft Azure, ensures that users are informed, aligned, compliant and in control throughout asset lifecycles; Meridian Analytics, a new service for providing insights into engineering data captured within the Meridian platform. Updated products include Meridian Server, the on-premise platform, which has been upgraded to provide new consolidated capabilities including support for advanced information types, workflow auditing, performance enhancements for very large datasets and enterprise asset management (EAM) integrations.

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Cloud-Based Asset Management Information Management Accruent announced major enhancements to Meridian, the Asset Lifecycle Information Management (ALIM) software used by over 1,200 companies. These new products mark the first upgrades to Meridian since it was added to Accruent's portfolio through the BlueCielo acquisition in November 2017. These enhancements include new cloud and analytics products, an enhanced mobile interface and major updates across existing Meridian client and server applications. The improved product line will provide organizations in asset-intensive and highly regulated industries even greater real-time accessibility to their mission-critical asset information. The products include: Meridian Cloud, a secure cloud service for engineering information management, built on Microsoft Azure, ensures that users are informed, aligned, compliant and in control throughout asset lifecycles. ; Meridian Analytics, a new service for providing insights into engineering data captured within the Meridian platform. Updated products include Meridian Server, the on-premise platform, which has been upgraded to provide new consolidated capabilities including support for advanced information types, workflow auditing, performance enhancements for very large datasets and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) integrations.  Accruent GO TO WWW.PGIHOTIMS.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION

Intelligent Control of Energy Software

Virtual Power Systems, creators of Software Defined Power (SDP) announced a new release of its Intelligent Control of Energy (ICE®) software application suite with additional capabilities to transform power delivery in data center and cloud environments. ICE is a software-based power control platform that intelligently and dynamically distributes and manages power in data centers with constant awareness of power consumption needs across the entire topology. Utilizing machine learning and predictive analytics to unlock trapped and underutilized power, this solution drives aggressive vertical and rack-powered density, enabling 2:1 rack consolidation. The ability to halt rack sprawl through consolidation while increasing power density can slash annual costs of a production IT rack by more than half, while driving increased capacity and revenue for data center operators. ICE can monitor and orchestrate power consumption of thousands of SDP-compatible devices within the data center while leveraging machine learning algorithms to predict short-term changes and identify stranded capacity based on historical usage patterns. As a result, ICE policies sent to hardware devices can dictate power consumption or delivery within milliseconds for dramatic improvements in IT workload scheduling and orchestration.

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Intelligent Control of Energy Software Virtual Power Systems, creators of Software Defined Power (SDP) announced a new release of its Intelligent Control of Energy (ICE®) software application suite with additional capabilities to transform power delivery in data center and cloud environments. ICE is a software-based power control platform that intelligently and dynamically distributes and manages power in data centers with constant awareness of power consumption needs across the entire topology. Utilizing machine learning and predictive analytics to unlock trapped and underutilized power, this innovative solution drives aggressive vertical and rack-powered density, enabling 2:1 rack consolidation. The ability to halt rack sprawl through consolidation while increasing power density can slash annual costs of a production IT rack by more than half, while driving increased capacity and revenue for data center operators. ICE can monitor and orchestrate power consumption of thousands of SDP-compatible devices within the data center while leveraging machine learning algorithms to predict short-term changes and identify stranded capacity based on historical usage patterns. As a result, ICE policies sent to hardware devices can dictate power consumption or delivery within milliseconds for dramatic improvements in IT workload scheduling and orchestration.   Virtual Power Systems GO TO WWW.PGIHOTIMS.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Power Monitoring Solution

Schneider Electric announced enhancements to the PowerLogic PM8000 series meter. New features include low voltage control power capabilities as well as enhanced cybersecurity and web pages. The PowerLogic PM8000 series delivers superior revenue accuracy, and power quality compliance and analysis ideal for industrial and critical power facilities.The PowerLogic PM8000 series meters simplify power quality compliance monitoring and analysis to rapidly pinpoint and address critical power issues. The meters’ extensive power quality analysis capabilities include EN 50160 compliance, sag/swell detection, waveform capture, disturbance direction detection, automated alarm configuration and trending, and forecasting, which help facility managers detect, mitigate and correct adverse conditions. New models provide compatibility with 20 V to 60 V low voltage DC control power systems. DC control power schemes are becoming increasingly popular because they are safer for personnel and can be more reliable than an AC source because DC power can be provided by backup batteries during an outage. This allows the meter to continue monitoring when power fluctuates or shuts down.

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Power Monitoring Solution Schneider Electric announced enhancements to the PowerLogic PM8000 series meter. New features include low voltage control power capabilities as well as enhanced cybersecurity and web pages. The PowerLogic PM8000 series delivers superior revenue accuracy, and power quality compliance and analysis ideal for industrial and critical power facilities.The PowerLogic PM8000 series meters simplify power quality compliance monitoring and analysis to rapidly pinpoint and address critical power issues. The meters' extensive power quality analysis capabilities include EN 50160 compliance, sag/swell detection, waveform capture, disturbance direction detection, automated alarm configuration and trending, and forecasting, which help facility managers detect, mitigate and correct adverse conditions. New models provide compatibility with 20 V to 60 V low voltage DC control power systems. DC control power schemes are becoming increasingly popular because they are safer for personnel and can be more reliable than an AC source because DC power can be provided by backup batteries during an outage. This allows the meter to continue monitoring when power fluctuates or shuts down.   Schneider Electric GO TO WWW.PGIHOTIMS.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION

Revenue Metering Application

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories announced it has added PTP support to its SEL-2740S Software-Defined Network Switch. The SEL-2740S improves cybersecurity, network performance, and traffic management in the substation LAN. And now, the SEL-2740S supports Precision Time Protocol (PTP), defined by the IEEE 1588 standard. PTP is used to synchronize time over Ethernet networks to within a microsecond. This microsecond accuracy is required for power system applications such as synchrophasors, sampled values, and traveling-wave fault locating. The SEL-2740S Switch acts as a PTP transparent clock and uses the IEEE C37.238 power system profile to ensure high-accuracy time synchronization throughout the substation. With the SEL-2740S, the SEL-2488 Satellite-Synchronized Network Clock and SEL-400 series protective relays, SEL now offers a reliable, end-to-end PTP solution for the electric utility substation. This single-manufacturer solution ensures compatibility and simplifies support.

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Revenue Metering Application Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories announced it has added PTP support to its SEL-2740S Software-Defined Network Switch. The SEL-2740S improves cybersecurity, network performance, and traffic management in the substation LAN. And now, the SEL-2740S supports Precision Time Protocol (PTP), defined by the IEEE 1588 standard. PTP is used to synchronize time over Ethernet networks to within a microsecond. This microsecond accuracy is required for power system applications such as synchrophasors, sampled values, and traveling-wave fault locating. The SEL-2740S Switch acts as a PTP transparent clock and uses the IEEE C37.238 power system profile to ensure high-accuracy time synchronization throughout the substation. With the SEL-2740S, the SEL-2488 Satellite-Synchronized Network Clock and SEL-400 series protective relays, SEL now offers a reliable, end-to-end PTP solution for the electric utility substation. This single-manufacturer solution ensures compatibility and simplifies support. Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories GO TO WWW.PGIHOTIMS.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION

Recloser

Power management company Eaton’s Cooper Power series NOVA NX-T reclosers enable the accuracy and distribution system reliability critical to smart grid applications. The solution is designed to enhance performance and reliability while simplifying equipment configuration, installation, operation and control. To support the sensing performance for a smarter grid, the NOVA NX-T recloser is a fully integrated solution with highly accurate, resistive source-side and optional loadside sensors, offering ±2 percent accuracy across the full rated temperature range. Helping ensure overall system reliability, the NOVA NX-T recloser protects all sensitive control electronics in an IP43-rated enclosure, while MIL-SPEC twist/lock connectors positively seal out moisture and Eaton’s proven epoxy insulation solution withstands extreme temperatures and harsh environments. The NOVA NX-T recloser is designed to make configuration, installation, operation and control easier. Eaton standard site-ready designs can be configured with integrated sensors, pre-wired arrestors and potential transformers to minimize installation time and effort. In addition, design elements including large reflective 360-degree-viewable position indicators simplify operation. From the ground level, the interrupter position can be easily identified, even on a dark night during inclement weather.

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Recloser Power management company Eaton's Cooper Power series NOVA NX-T reclosers enable the accuracy and distribution system reliability critical to smart grid applications. The solution is designed to enhance performance and reliability while simplifying equipment configuration, installation, operation and control. To support the sensing performance for a smarter grid, the NOVA NX-T recloser is a fully integrated solution with highly accurate, resistive source-side and optional loadside sensors, offering ±2 percent accuracy across the full rated temperature range. Helping ensure overall system reliability, the NOVA NX-T recloser protects all sensitive control electronics in an IP43-rated enclosure, while MIL-SPEC twist/lock connectors positively seal out moisture and Eaton's proven epoxy insulation solution withstands extreme temperatures and harsh environments. The NOVA NX-T recloser is designed to make configuration, installation, operation and control easier. Eaton standard site-ready designs can be configured with integrated sensors, pre-wired arrestors and potential transformers to minimize installation time and effort. In addition, design elements including large reflective 360-degree-viewable position indicators simplify operation. From the ground level, the interrupter position can be easily identified, even on a dark night during inclement weather.  Eaton GO TO WWW.PGIHOTIMS.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION