Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2016 Product of the Year Finalists
Test instruments, meters, data loggers
Read about the two finalists in the Test Instruments, Meters, Data Loggers category for the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2016 Product of the Year program.
CyTime SER-3200 Event Recorders have 32 high-speed digital inputs to monitor the status of circuit breakers, relays, or other equipment and time-stamp state changes to 1 millisecond. A second model, SER-2408, has 24 inputs and 8 relay outputs, controllable over Ethernet. An embedded Web server enables setup and monitoring using a standard Web browser. The devices can be used stand-alone or integrated into a complete electrical power monitoring system using Modbus TCP. SER-3200/2408 Event Recorders use Precision Time Protocol to achieve "hi-res" time synchronization over Ethernet for commercial/industrial applications. One CyTime SER serves as "PTP master" and all other CyTime SER devices sync automatically within 100 microseconds without special Ethernet switches.
Cyber Sciences Inc., www.cyber-sciences.com
Electrical system monitor
The flexible, expandable Power Xpert Gateway (PXG) 900 is an electrical communications and data-acquisition solution that can be used in a small system consisting of a single piece of equipment or scaled up for multiple pieces of equipment or systems. The gateway may be installed in electrical assemblies or systems to acquire and consolidate data from components such as trip units, meters, relays, drives, and input/output (I/O) devices. The gateway can also be deployed as a data-aggregation and notification solution for switchgear, switchboards, panelboards, transfer switches, and motor-control centers.