Products4Automation has concluded an agreement with WAGO, under which P4A will use WAGO’s market-leading 750 Series I/O system in conjunction with its Monitouch range of flat panel, programmable HMI’s to provide power monitoring solutions for building and home automation applications.
“This agreement with WAGO takes our power monitoring systems to a new level, providing unprecedented levels of flexibility for the building services integrator,” said Paul Hurst, MD of P4A. “The I/O system we are using, the 750 Series, is well proven in building services applications and is recognised as the most compact, modular and fieldbus-independent I/O system for decentralised automation.”
“Using the 750 system means that our power monitoring systems will be easy to expand as user demand grows; they will be able to interface to anything: lighting systems, HVAC – et al, and also be future proof as the WAGO system – with its fieldbus-independent design – has an open protocol.”
P4A will be interfacing the 750 Series I/O to its Monitouch range of flat panel, programmable HMI’s. Offering SCADA -like performance at HMI prices, the Monitouch range is capable of interfacing to a wide range of external devices; of providing multiple screens depicting all aspects of power monitoring; and of data logging in CSV format.
The combination of the WAGO I/O and the Monitouch HMI provides a low cost, highly flexible power monitoring system that can be easily implemented to provide centralised monitoring of all types of energy- intensive operations in industry and commerce, to determine areas where savings can be achieved.
Easy to install and operate, the power monitoring system can be employed to quickly identify the 15% to 20% annual energy savings, which according to energy industry estimates, are available simply by reducing the costs of lighting, HVAC and the operation of plant and machinery. Achieving these savings will ensure that the P4A system quickly pays for itself.
Products4Automation (P4A) is a specialist supplier of new and innovative software and hardware solutions to the UK market. Product ranges available from P4A include the latest touch-screen HMI’s and flat panel PCs, SCADA software and plug-ins, a wide range of SCADA enabled hardware, Alarm plug-in software for large automation systems, and a full range of Production Intelligence software solutions.