Spring Rewind Grounding Reel
The Hannay Reels SGCR Series Spring Rewind Grounding Reel is designed to help meet OSHA requirements for vehicle grounding. This reel features a fast, convenient, automatic spring rewind with a ratchet mechanism to lock the reel. It comes with a built-in cable hoop with an internal rotary device. It has been independently tested to 43 kVA for 30 cycles. Independently tested to 43 kVA for 30 cycles.
Programmable IoT Gateway
Sierra Wireless, a provider of fully integrated end-to-end solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, announced the availability of the FX30, a small, flexible and rugged programmable cellular gateway. It provides a precertified, integrated embedded platform to connect any machine to any IoT application or cloud, enabling fast, scalable and global deployment of IoT solutions. The FX30 provides Legato open source Linux-based programmability and 2G, 3G and LTE connectivity to manage any type of machine, including industrial equipment, infrastructure, building automation systems, laboratory and medical equipment, automation systems, construction equipment, commercial appliances and portable and renewable energy systems. Entire fleets of FX30s can be monitored, managed and controlled remotely through Sierra Wireless’ AirVantage Cloud Services. The FX30 is available in both Ethernet and Serial variants, and supports an IoT connector to enable hardware extensions to interface with an unlimited range of sensors, and wired and wireless networks. It offers best-in-class low power consumption, consuming less than 1W in idle mode and 2mW in ultra-low power mode, making it ideal for solar and battery-powered applications.
Underground, Submersible Distribution Sensor
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. (SEL) announced the release of the SEL-8301 underground distribution sensor, featuring wireless fault location, accurate load data, fault type determination, vault water volume, remote monitoring and the ability to withstand harsh environments including submersion in water up to 15 ft. (4.5 meters) deep. With typical line current measurement accuracy of 1.5 percent and load data readings every 15 minutes, the SEL-8301 allows for more precise switching decisions. Using a wireless Ingenu/Trilliant RPMA network, it sends fault, load current and water depth information to control centers. The flexible design connects up to 12 CTs, allows for monitoring up to four three-phase circuits.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc.
Software as a Service
Siemens has introduced a new Digital Grid Services platform for the U.S. market that will allow utilities to better access an increasingly digital operational environment through the use of cloud and managed service offerings. The offering will consist of software as a service grid management applications offered via a subscription service, managed services including engineering and operations expertise, and cloud-hosted environments via Siemens secure data centers. The solution provides Siemens’ customers with more flexibility for their smart grid deployments and relieves them from the burden of investing in and operating complex software, hardware and networking infrastructure. The Digital Grid Services offering will enhance much of Siemens existing grid portfolio including microgrid software, outage management systems, smart meter systems, and data management, including grid and asset analytics, among others.