By attaching a power meter to one of the inputs on an EasyCount device, a real-time system for power consumption measurement is created. The data from the power meter is sent every minute to the server, where the information is stored into the database.
With the EasyCount WEB portal you can check your electricity usage almost instantaneously, which means that you can control it and learn how to use energy more efficiently.
If you combine the data from the power meter with the data from the machine (run/stop) you will have a very strong tool to calculate electricity usage for the different orders. This can later on be used to calculate the financial costs of the electricity usage for each order.
Here is a drawing of a setup, where the power meter is added to an EasyCount solution attached to a machine:
This picture shows the setup in the lab, where the measurement is tested:
Here is a picture, where the current transformers for the power meter is installed in a machine:
Power meters comes in many variations and sizes
(1) sensor to detect the output from the machine
(2) the power meter measuring the power consumption of the machine
(3) The EasyCount counter that receives the signals from sensor and power meter and sends this to the database in the Cloud.
Test setup in the laboratory where the power measurement is attached to a ECRP1 counter.
The current transformers measure the current running into the machine. The signal from the current transformers is sent into the power meter, where the total electricity usage is calculated. An output on the power meter sends a pulse every time certain amount of power is used. And this pulse is recorded by the counter and later on sent into the database in the Cloud.