Camille Bauer Metrawatt AG has introduced CENTRAX CU5000, a measurement device for heavy current applications, with an aim to carry out closely coupled automation tasks directly by programmable logic
According to the company, the new CENTRAX CU5000 removes the need for additional components to implement the control task.
The CENTRAX CU5000 is based on the company’s SINEAX DM5000. In the measurement part of the device, more than 1500 measurement data values are expected to be collected to evaluate the mains status, energy consumption and mains quality.
In addition, the measurement parameters are also seen to be controlled either using buttons on the intuitive TFT display or by means of a web browser. In low voltage networks, nominal voltages up to 690 V in measurement category CAT III can be connected.
The company said that it is also possible to safeguard the mains quality by logging relevant data for each event.
The integrated function of a softPLC based on CODESYS aims to allow the CENTRAX CU5000 to link energy measurement data to the available I/Os or provide it on digital interfaces. Digital inputs and outputs, analogue outputs as well as a Modbus/RTU and a Modbus/TCP interface are available.
In the advanced version, additional field instruments are considered to be networked with the controller via the Modbus interfaces. In this way, other data such as energy consumption, status or measurement data can be collected and processed.
In the professional version, it is also possible to create own web pages and define own visualisations on the local display screen, the company added.
In energy automation, the CENTRAX CU5000 includes applications for mains loading symmetry, load management, capturing all different types of energy consumption for industrial energy management, for monitoring production equipment such as transformers, motors or generators, for reactive power compensation, or explicit process control.