The leading French technical magazine MESURES awarded Camille Bauer Metrawatt AG a prize for innovation. The award ceremony is the closing event of the annual TECHNOLOGICAL RANKING in Paris, held in the offices of the FIEEC (Federation of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Industries). Grouped in different categories, each of the innovative products was judged based on its technical features.
In 2018, the products nominated were again from well-known companies. In nine different categories, industrial analysis, industrial data processing, control and regulation, etc. prizes were awarded to products which were judged as being particularly innovative. In the Electrical and Electronic Instruments category, Camille Bauer Metrawatt AG won a prize. The product CENTRAX CU3000/5000 was named as worthy of special mention and picked out for the cherished trophy. In his speech of thanks, Sascha Engel, CEO of Camille Bauer Metrawatt AG explained why they had chosen to present this product. Combining the highly-precise measurement of electrical values directly with a PLC maximizes the added-value for the customer in terms of flexibility, efficiency and cost optimisation.
The CENTRAX CU can be installed in decentralised as well as centralised energy automation applications. The measurement part of the instrument is capable of detecting more than 1500 measurement parameters to determine the status of the mains supply, energy consumption and mains quality. In the integrated PLC, this data is directly processed via CODESYS, both logically and algorithmically, without requiring any additional equipment. External field devices for measuring any other values are no problem for the CENTRAX CU series. The CENTRAX CU ADVANCED, signals are captured using the Modbus Master feature and linked to the PLC environment. In addition the CENTRAX CU PROFESSIONAL is the most impressive version. It not only captures and processes measurement data but also supports user-specific visualisation of the data via a web-based interface. This is displayed either directly on the integrated LCD, or in a web browser on the screen of a PC, tablet or even a smartphone. Also newly available is an IEC61850 interface, so the device can be used for even more applications. As well as classical measurement tasks and performing the related calculations, the CENTRAX CU series can also be used as a summator or a gateway. It is thus a universal device, compliant with defined standards and with a very high degree of utilisation.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the development and marketing of the CENTRAX CU which as this award proves, is held in high regard.