Energy data concentrators
October 18, 2011 | By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
The BEMG-4110, 4220, 4221 and 4222 fanless energy data concentrators, from the Industrial Automation Group of Advantech, are designed to manage the energy consumption from a large number of energy meters. The energy data concentrators have a wide variety of interfaces, and include Advantech’s WinCE WebAccess. This built-in feature can be configured and maintained via a web browser. The driver allows the building devices data to be converted to standard Modbus TCP or BACnet IP for the host computer to read. They are designed for the harshest environments with an operating temperature range of -10 to 60 degrees C, and an extended operating temperature range of -10 to 70 degrees C. They have a pre-installed one-GB CompactFlash card, which is used for storing the systems’ WindowsCE operating system, Advantech’s WinCE WebAccess configuration software, and the data logs. This feature provides data storage in environments where network communication is unreliable. Once the networks re-establish communication, the system will register the start time of the data lost and the data will be recovered to the database. The Advantech WinCE WebAccess SCADA tool supports up to 600 tags.