Energy data collected using the Phoenix Contact EMpro family of measuring devices can now be monitored and analyzed remotely via a Web interface. This is made possible by two new Ethernet communication modules with an integrated Web server that allow measuring devices to be quickly and easily integrated into existing Ethernet networks.
The Web server provides remote access to the most important electrical machine and plant parameters, including current, voltage, power, energy, and harmonics. The energy measuring devices in the control center can also be configured in this way. This makes it possible to customize the storage of measured data and the generation of alarm messages.
The new RS485 Ethernet gateway allows access to multiple measuring devices using just one IP address, with the EMpro MA600 integrated into the Ethernet network as the master. All other measuring devices are connected to the device network as slaves via the gateway. For more information about retrieving energy data via a Web server, see the brief hands-on video on the Phoenix Contact Web site.
The EMpro family of devices provides the right solution for every measurement task – from simple data collection for local consumers with the compact rail-mounted EMpro MA250, to power feed measurement tasks up to 700 V AC with the EMpro MA600 front panel device.