This month we are happy to share with you our newest Application Note: Remote Monitoring of Wind Turbines, and in case you missed it, in last month's newsletter, we featured our Application Note: Voltage Measurement of Multiple Cascaded Cells. Also, Acromag presents our Distributor of the Month, Instrumetrics, and the formation of our new Electronic Contract Manufacturing Division.
Application Note: Remote Monitoring of Wind Turbines
Defining the Problem:
At the wind turbine head, several data collection points (both discrete and analog) must be acquired and sent to the ground station using Modbus TCP/IP protocol. The ground station is equipped with a Honeywell chart recorder that also serves as the Modbus master. The system will use Honeywell Ethernet radio links to send the information from the wind turbine head to the ground station, thereby eliminating the need for long Ethernet cable runs.
Application Note: Voltage Measurement of Multiple Cascaded Cells
Defining the Problem:
A proper method is needed to measure each cell voltage within a series of cells and withstand high nominal or open circuit voltages. The maximum series voltage is greater than the common-mode range of the connected instruments. This requires isolated floating inputs to measure each cell voltage. Channel-to-channel isolation will extend the common-mode range to the maximum input/output isolation rating. Typical applications include cascaded solar cells, fuel cells and batteries.
Distributor of the Month: Instrumetrics Industrial Control, LTD.
Instrumetrics Industrial Control LTD. was established in 1994 in order to introduce top of the line solutions to the Israeli market from various leading instrumentation manufacturers world wide.
Instrumetrics consists of 4 main departments: Sales, After Sales Services, Marketing, and Process Automation. They are a main instrumentation supplier in the Food & Pharmaceuticals market, the Fine Chemicals market, and lately the Water & Wastewater market, while also supplying the Oil & Gas market and Energy & Renewable Energy market.
Acromag Sales Territory
Acromag Forms New Electronic Contract Manufacturing Division, Hires New Business Development Manager
Acromag, Inc., the leader in industrial I/O, announced today the formation of a new Contract Manufacturing Division at its 35,000 square foot facility located in Wixom, Michigan. The Electronic Contract Manufacturing Division will be led by Acromag’s Business Development Manager, Stacy Z. Moore. This division offers PCB Assembly to the commercial, industrial, aerospace, defense, telematics and automotive industries.
This new division is a natural expansion of their current design and manufacturing Process Automation and Embedded Solutions Divisions. Utilizing their extensive manufacturing experience they offer SMT and through-hole components, RoHS and non-RoHS compliant manufacturing, component packages down to 0402, automated optical inspection (AOI), conformal coat, potting, test services, and box builds / turn-key assemblies.
Acromag On The Road
Show Name: Automation Expo 2016: 11th India International Trade Show
Date: August 22-25, 2016
Where: Mumbai, India
Booth: Hall 1, Stall G4
Acromag Represented By: Dynalog India