IIoT Gateways

HMS Industrial Networks introduces a new family of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) gateways for smart grid applications. The Anybus SG-gateways enable communication between industrial applications and energy protocols. This communication allows power plants and energy equipment to interact with industrial applications. The new SG-gateways enable communication between industrial devices running Modbus, PROFIBUS, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP or M-Bus and energy protocols (IEC61850 and IEC60870-5-104). This means that a power plant control room using the IEC protocols can connect to industrial devices such as generators, drives, filters and protection equipment.

HMS Industrial Networks Inc.

Multichannel Current Measuring System for Small-/Medium-sized Companies

Siemens has developed a low-cost multichannel current measuring system for small and medium-sized companies. The modular system of type 7KT PAC1200 measures the energy consumption of up to 96 consumers and displays the data graphically via a Web application. The measured data also can be transferred into existing power monitoring systems. The system was developed for use, for example, in data centers, office buildings, commercial kitchens and breweries where there are a large number of individual power consumers. Users can get a fast, uncomplicated means of recording and comparing the energy consumption of all consumers in the company. Accurate time and cost data is also provided. This system makes power consumption transparent and reveals energy guzzlers and avoidable peak loads. The system is of modular design and can be installed in a space-saving fashion in the power distribution board.


Next Generation PDU

Anord Critical Power Inc. introduces the Anord Modular Product (AMP) power distribution unit (PDU). This next generation of PDUs incorporates a smarter design to help exceed today’s complex electrical distribution requirements and maintain operations even under the most arduous situations. Built for mission-critical applications where reliability is demanded and safety is paramount, the DOE 2016 compliant AMP PDU provides power consistency and availability by offering:

“- Transformer compartment heat reduction, which allows better convection cooling characteristics within the heat/transformer compartment, and safety through compartmentalization.

“- Compartmentalization for safety, which enhances the arc flash safety to require the minimum amount of personal protection equipment (PPE) to work in a live environment. The AMP PDU design takes human error and electrical arc containment into consideration with innovative compartments that automatically mitigate risks.

Anord Critical Power Inc.

Serial Data Link/Repeaters

The ComNet RLFDX232 series of serial data link/repeaters are substation-rated and industrially hardened form, fit, function and completely backwards-compatible replacements for Garrettcom/Dymec 5843 and 5844-series of serial data link/repeaters. They are designed for deployment in environments where high levels of electromagnetic noise and interference and severe voltage transients and surges are routinely encountered, such as electrical utility substations and switchyards, heavy manufacturing facilities, trackside and roadside electronic equipment, and other difficult out-of-plant applications. Optical connectivity provides significantly extended transmission distances compared to copper media; high levels of electrical isolation; enhanced reliability and protection for peripheral intelligent electronic devices (IEDs), RTUs and other equipment.


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