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Beckhoff launches current transformers for sensor-to-cloud power measurement


January 9, 2020
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Beckhoff_SCT-current-transformersSCT current transformers. Photo: Beckhoff Automation

Beckhoff Automation has debuted SCT current converters to complete the power measurement chain from measuring physical values to transmitting captured data to the cloud.

Continuous, system-integrated power measurement allows users to perform extensive inline analyses, for example, to detect and correct deviations in order to minimize downtime. The Beckhoff portfolio of current transformers covers all applications for currents ranging from 1 A to 5,000 A with a choice of ring-type and split-core devices as well as three-phase current transformer sets.

The SCT current transformers allow for reliable power sensor technology directly in the field as an integrated component of PC-based control technology. Users can select from two device types, each available in various designs and performance categories that are highly scalable and therefore suitable for a variety of applications. The SCT portfolio is broad, ranging from low-cost three-phase CT sets for building technology and standard industrial transformers for machines to solutions for inspection and test stands with the highest accuracy requirements.

The choice of product category depends on the type of use. While ring-type transformers are well suited for accurate data acquisition in new installations, the split-core CTs provide a solution for retrofit solutions. With either solution, the integrated power measurement chain from the sensor to the cloud simplifies energy management.