Friday, October 17, 2014
Measure Three Phase Wattage Consumption with the New APT Power Transducer
“In many applications, monitoring power usage produces a more accurate result than measuring current use alone,” explains Philip Gregory, President, NK Technologies. “This accuracy makes APT Power Transducers idea for many applications including plant energy management, conveyors and pump monitoring. It’s been used to measure the power usage of a single piece of equipment, an area of a plant, or the entire facility. It can detect conveyor jams and overloads, and check that belts are loaded properly. The APT can also detect dry run from clogged pump intake or discharge lines and monitor impeller cavitation and bearing wear.”
APT Power Transducers are externally powered and offer 4-20 mA, 0-5 VDC or 0-10 VDC output. They are housed in a compact DIN mounted case with a low profile that reduces the need for large cabinet depth requirements. Their finger safe terminals are clearly labeled for quick installation.