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B&R adds X20ATB312, X20AP3161 measurement modules

December 22, 2014
By Alyssa Dalton

Dec. 22, 2014 – B&R Automation is extending the X20 I/O system to include two additional modules: a temperature measurement module with 4-wire resistance measurement, and an energy measurement module with four current inputs for connecting external transformers with a 333 mV output.

Up to four platinum PT100 temperature sensors that are complaint with IEC 60751 can be connected to the X20ATB312 temperature measurement module using 4-wire connection technology. Wiring the compact 4-channel X20 module, which has a 12.5 mm width, is done using a X20TB1F 16-pin terminal block. The X20AP3161 extends B&R’s range of energy measurement modules. It is equipped with three voltage inputs for a maximum of 3x 480 VAC and four current inputs for connecting external current transformers with 333 mV output. The module measures reactive and apparent power individually for each of the three phases and for all of them collectively. The power consumption of each phase and the total sum is also recorded.

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