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Schneider Electric launches PowerTag, an electrical asset monitor

Energy management and automation company Schneider Electric has launched PowerTag, a wireless sensor designed to enhance the monitoring of electrical assets.

PowerTag is a small device that connects directly to a miniature circuit breaker and provides real-time data that can be used to increase the health of a facility’s strategic assets.

PowerTag has been designed for any type of building with the energy sensor easily able to monitor and measure current, voltage, power, power factor and energy.

Schneider Electric says connecting PowerTag will enable greater availability of electrical assets by providing the ability to better manage critical loads, leading to higher reliability and efficiency of the electrical installation.

PowerTag wirelessly sends data to a concentrator that displays the data via inbuilt web pages, or to larger energy management systems or the building management system.

The company says data can also be leveraged to create customised email alerts that assist facility managers with remote monitoring of their assets.

Schneider Electric Pacific zone president, Gareth O’Reilly says, “Customers are demanding solutions that will meet the critical challenges of asset and energy management, today and beyond.

“PowerTag is a great option because it makes asset and energy management much simpler, the majority of circuit breakers can now be tagged, bringing electrical distribution connectivity into a new era.”

O’Reilly also says the device is easily installed and is compatible with other Schneider Electric products to deliver more fully rounded offerings.

“The best thing is that PowerTag can be easily fitted as it doesn’t require complex wiring, in total it can be installed within five-minutes and then you’re up and running,doesn’t require complex wiring, in total it can be installed within five-minutes and then you’re up and running.

“PowerTag can also be integrated with Schneider Electric’s Acti-9 Communication System, which provides customers with an all-in-one monitoring and control solution.”

PowerTag is also designed to be compatible with Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Power solution, which the company says will deliver reliable and efficient power access for peace of mind and significant financial benefits.

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