The EL34x3 series EtherCAT Terminals are for advanced power measurement and mains monitoring. Energy management for machine operation and the energy industries creates a range of demands, from basic monitoring of the supply network and process control to high-end power monitoring.
Together with the EL37x3 power monitoring oversampling terminals, the new EL34x3 EtherCAT Terminals for energy management provide a comprehensive product portfolio that can be optimally adapted to the varied measurement tasks found in a wide range of applications.
Two of the EtherCAT Terminals are for energy management in monitoring and maintenance applications:
–As an economy version, the EL3423 3-phase power measurement terminal is for cost-sensitive energy management solutions, especially in IoT applications. The parameters that can be measured are energy, power and a mains quality factor. These are recorded with an update interval that is adjustable from 10 s to 1 h. As a special feature, the measured parameters are available as average, minimum and maximum values.
–The EL3483 3-phase mains monitoring terminal for voltage, frequency and phase enables optimum monitoring of the power supply to a machine. The functions include threshold value monitoring of the internal measured values, and the setting of warning and error bits in the process image. Single-phase operation as a voltage, frequency and phase monitor is also possible.
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