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Energy Monitoring Application

To effectively reduce energy costs they need to be monitored, analysed and then efficiently controlled. Horner devices working with remote I/O and sensors, offer you the ideal solution for your energy monitoring needs.

Horner offer an easy to install solution for you energy monitoring needs, by monitoring and data-logging your energy consumption.

Using a Horner all-in-one controller, all the standard values as well as more in-depth Current/Voltage/Power measurements can be logged and monitored.

Typical measurements which can be monitored:
 Instantaneous Current and Voltage for each phase
 Voltage Average (Instantaneous and Min/Max)
 Current Total (Instantaneous and Min/Max)
 Power (Instantaneous and Min/Max)
 Power Factor
 Frequency
 Power Used Today (kWh, numeric)
 Power Used This Month (kWh, numeric)
 Month Peak (kW) and more

The SmartBlock Power and Energy Monitor module (HE579ACM300) offers you the same level of in-depth measurements together with the freedom of using any Horner controller with a CAN Network. Just pick your All-in-One controller with the preferable screen size, connect the SmartBlock via the CAN network and customise your application by using the free Cscape programming package.

It’s quite easy to design your own alarms, display a graph or configure custom SMS messages which can be triggered by the event of your choice. CAN network gives you also the opportunity to connect more than one SmartBlock and in effect to control multiple circuits from a single controller.

 

SmartBlock provides the same level of detailed measurements as SmartMon does together with CAN network capabilities.

More information on the SmartBlock

 

An alternative solution is for engineers who’d still like to design their own system with the controller of their choice, but do not need all the information that the SmartMon or SmartBlock ACMN provide. This solution allows them to keep their measurements and programme simple.                                                                     

 

 

 

There are third-party components (transducers) such as those available from LEM, Socomec, ZURCK, Circuitor, SSET (and others) that can measure Current, Voltage or Power for a single or three phase systems.
Transducers then can pass that information via standard analogue signal (like LEM) or (in some cases) Modbus Serial connection (like SSET) to even the most compact Horner controllers like the XLE.

Access your Energy application from a user-friendly interface with WebMI. With Horner WebMI, you can monitor and control plant data from the palm of your hand  allowing you to interact with your unit just as you would, standing in front of it. Browse through the screens, modify all changeable values, use function keys – no restrictions.

Published directly from the OCS Controller, WebMI allows the same or unique Web pages to be monitored and controlled from your computer, tablet or other mobile device.

Click here to learn more about WebMI

Data Logging – to keep track of all operations and store the measured data (all saved on 2GB MicroSD card and easily accessible from the PC).

Alarm Messaging – descriptive messages that will pop-up on the OCS display like ‘Current Overload’. All alarm messages can be personalised.

SMS Maintenance – fully configurable text message that can be sent to you in case of emergency (or just for reporting).

Advanced Math Instructions – to program and calculate even the most complex energy factors.

Cscape Demo

The file consists of:

  • Parameter Overview screen (Screen 1)
  • Datalog Configuration (Menu Program -> Datalog Configuration…)
  • Alarm messages configuration (Screen Editor -> Menu Config -> Alarm)
  • SMS configuration (Menu Program -> Messaging -> SMS)
  • Alarm and SMS screen (Screen 2)
  • Code for calculating energy parameters (Logic Modules -> Main Loop Modules -> Main)
  • Code for handling SMS (Logic Modules -> Main Loop Modules -> SMS)
  • Code for handling Alarms (Logic Modules -> Main Loop Modules -> Alarms)

(Cscape 9.10B or higher needed)