Industrial Electronics

STEGO Smart Sensor Current: Precise measurement of power consumption

14 November 2023

Electronic components manufacturer STEGO Elektrotechnik has introduced the Smart Sensor Current ESS 076, designed to revolutionize efficiency and spending in industrial plants.

This smart sensor offers solutions to a wide range of challenges faced by plant operators. As an IO-link sensor, the ESS 076 enables the rapid adjustment of parameters and the transmission of real-time data. With its additional 4 mA to 20 mA interface, the ESS 076 can be integrated easily into current projects.

Improved energy efficiency for industrial plants

Monitoring electricity consumption helps identify inefficient operating conditions and energy wastage. The ESS 076 provides accurate measurement of power consumption, enabling plant operators to take action to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs. The sensor, using contactless technology, measures AC currents up to 100 A on cables up to 11.4 mm in diameter to detect power consumption. With its analogue 4 mA to 20 mA and digital IO-link interface, the ESS 076 can be integrated into existing systemsSource: STEGO ElektrotechnikSource: STEGO Elektrotechnik to collect energy efficiency data. In addition, the sensor directly outputs energy consumption digitally via parameterization of the mains voltage.

Optimizing plant operation with the ESS 076

Continuous current measurements allow for finer process control and optimization of plant operations. With the ESS 076, manufacturers monitor power consumption in real time and use the data to adjust processes to benefit plant performance and output. Due to the advanced mounting options, existing plants can also be easily retrofitted.

Cost control in the times of energy transition

Continuous monitoring of electricity consumption enables companies to better control energy costs better and ensure energy savings. The ESS 076 provides precise data that helps to avoid unnecessary expenditure. With its high-precision measurement technology, the ESS 076 enables real-time monitoring and provides an analysis of the power consumption of facilities to reduce operating costs sustainably. Seamless integration into existing infrastructure enables easy implementation, thereby ensuring no interruption to production in the long term. The collected electricity data from the ESS 076 can be used for decision-making and long-term planning to support investments in energy efficiency projects or capacity expansions.

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