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Control Unit ELC500

IoT-Ready, Energy-Saving Controller
Contributes to the optimization of energy use by enabling monitoring / control of power demand and visualization of production information

ELC500
C-UL-US CE Marking

UL/C-UL , CE Approved

Features

The ELC500 Control Unit enables program-less Ethernet data logging, demand monitoring and control at short intervals of five seconds, and remote equipment monitoring using a Web server. This product allows the incorporation of IoT in your factories and equipment to help optimize energy use and improve productivity.

ELC500 Features
Ethernet is a registered trademark of Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. and Xerox Corporation in the U.S.

Contributes to the optimization of energy use by enabling monitoring /
control of power demand and visualization of production information

Usability
Data logging through Ethernet
Remote monitoring using Web server

Program-less(Note 1) Ethernet data logging and remote monitoring / control(Note 2) using Web server

Notes :
1) Settings must be made using Configurator EL500.
2) Web content must be produced using Control Web Creator.

Data logging through Ethernet Remote monitoring using Web server

Notes :

3) Depending on the type of information to be displayed on the Web server screen, a program may need to be produced using Control FPWIN Pro7.
4) Control Web Creator : For details refer to "Software".

Flexibility
Demand monitoring at intervals of several seconds allows prompt response to sudden load fluctuations

Demand monitoring at intervals of several seconds allows prompt response to sudden load fluctuations

Monitoring intervals and control patterns to meet the demand monitoring needs of users

Constant-cycle demand
Demand time span is compatible with constant-cycle demand periods of 15 / 30 / 60 minutes.

Constant-cycle demand

IEC demand[Compliance with IEC 61557-12 standard]
Demand monitoring complies with the IEC 61557-12 international standard commonly used for energy-saving measures.

IEC demand (Sliding block interval and Fixed block interval)
Users set the time span for demand calculation to an arbitrary value between 1 to 60 minutes (in increments of one minute). The average power demand within the set span is calculated at the end of the span. [The demand values of active, reactive, apparent, active (export), and reactive (export) power are calculated.]

Sliding block interval method
Sliding block interval method
Sliding block interval method The next time span starts "n" minutes later. (Value "n" is arbitrarily set by users.)
Fixed block interval method
Fixed block interval method
The next time span starts after completion of the current span.

■Three types of control patterns

Alarm-linked control
Controls loads in three steps according to conductions such as demand values to achieve peak-cut.

Alarm-linked control

Cyclic control
Controls a group of loads in a rotation manner to reduce overall power consumption.

Cyclic control

Startup control
Delays the startup timing to reduce inrush power and achieve peak-cut.

Startup control

Ethernet data logging makes it easy to incorporate IoT in production operations

Usability
Collection and storage of operation data of existing equipment using add-on device

Settings must be made using Configurator EL500 (compatible units: Modbus TCP / RTU and MEWTOCOL units).
SD memory card (sold separately) is required for data storage.

Before
PLC's communication program is used for serial communication and storage of equipment operation status data.

Before
* Character string data cannot be managed.
* Maximum data size is four words.

After
There is no need for a program for serial communication and storage of equipment operation status data.

After

Reduces engineering man-hours
Improves maintainability
Allows easy change of layout

Visualization of equipment operation information
Comparison of man-hours reduced by retrofitting(Note)

Visualization of equipment operation information Comparison of man-hours reduced by retrofitting
Note: When Panasonic products are used.

Extension function for logging of I/O signals, analog data and temperature data

To use the extension function, it is necessary to create a program using Control FPWIN Pro7.

Before
There is no means to obtain equipment operation status information through communication function.

Before

After
FP7 Expansion Unit enables acquisition of equipment I/O signals, analog signals and temperature information.

After
Note: To use the extension function, it is necessary to create a program using Control FPWIN Pro7.

■Connectable units

  • Input / Output Unit
  • Analog Input / Output Unit
  • Temperature Input Unit
  • High-speed Counter Unit
  • Pulse Output Unit
  • Multi Input / Output Unit
  • Programmable Input / Output Unit
  • PHLS (Remote I/O) Unit

Flexibility
Realizes demand monitoring in large plants

There are certain restrictions such as the maximum number of connectable units.

Before
For use in small stores or for partial demand monitoring

Our previous product featured a small number of control points, and its applications were limited to use in small stores or monitoring of partial demand in factories.

Before

After
Small- / medium-size factories and large plants

By sharing receivingpoint demand information through the network, entire factory loads can be optimally controlled.

After

Use of the program function enables collection of data from other manufacturers' units that use different protocols

To use the program function, it is necessary to create a program using Control FPWIN Pro7.

Before
Data cannot be obtained from other manufacturers’ power meters, so receivingpoint data cannot be acquired. Therefore, demand monitoring / control is not possible.

Before

After
Data can be obtained from other manufacturers’ power meters, so demand monitoring / control is possible.

After

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