A global plastics packaging company that has over one hundred types of different machines used for manufacturing (requiring three or four 3-phase 4W loads), approached RFE to monitor their overall energy usage and identified areas to improve efficiency using the following criteria:
A total of eighty machines and processes were identified for analysis.
Eastron Europe have recently designed a four channel multi-load meter that is capable of monitoring 4 x 3 phase, 4w loads and uses our EasyClick technology which is a proven solution for enabling the quick installation of power meters into switchboards as well as distribution boards. This solution provides an easy and reliable error free connection using Eastron’s latest class 0.5 miniature split-core sensors for ease of connection.
In partnership with PAD Technology, Eastron have developed ‘ConneX’ which offers remote monitoring software, data logging and a web HMI platform for local display.
This platform offers plug and play simplicity with each meter identified by a unique serial number which are autodetected and added to your metering network as it grows. This system allows the facility to assign its own identification, description and physical location on an uploaded schematic individual to each meter, therefore problems are easily detected and localised within the facility. With this, individual meter reports and collective summaries can be downloaded from both the HMI and cloud service.
The data logger enables examination of individual meters via a web HMI and supports integration into the existing BMS through a range of interfaces, including MODBUS TCP. The powerful web HMI enables the rollout of both physical HMI touch screens as well as supporting HMI access on any networked device running the latest internet browser.
The fulfilment of the customers criteria was met with a complete energy monitoring system design completed within a six-week time frame with minimum disruption to the workings of both the plant and personnel that provided: