Communications option for submetering
This communications option extends submetering capabilities to include BACnet Master-Slave/Token-Passing over RS-485 meter connections.
The BACnet MS/TP communications option for the Class 5000
converts electrical submeter data into an RS-485 serial communications format
compatible with BACnet. The Class 5000 meter, equipped with Option B converts,
up to 38 metering data parameters into the BACnet Master-Slave/Token-Passing
(MS/TP) protocol. These measurements include energy and reactive energy,
delivered and received (kWh); real power (kW), total and by phase; reactive
(kVAR) and apparent (kVA) power, total and by phase; power factor (percent),
total and by phase; and current (A), voltage (V) and phase angle (degrees) by
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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