How has thermal management changed? From Hannover 2011, when the term Industry 4.0 was coined, the speed with which IIoT technologies have spread in the industrial culture has exceeded every expectation. The advantages obtained, enhanced by the objective need to overcome the economic crisis, have even defeated any resistance to change and in a few years the entire production chain has matured a more advanced and demanding technological culture.
The digital age, from personal to industrial
For those involved in industrial automation, the transformation was particularly rapid also because the devices already existed! The operators interacted with the machines via web and touch screens long before 2011, and they did it also with their smartphone, car or home devices.
So, in industry, it was just about working at a higher level: interconnection, infrastructure, access points…
Innovation in thermal management
It was not so simple, however, for those devices assigned to the supervision and climatic control of the electrical panel, to which a significant part of the safety of PLC, IPC and all the critical components for process control, universally defined with the term thermal management.
The “digital transformation” of thermal management has been, and is, a real technological replacement, because most of the devices available on the market are still electromechanical. As already discussed in a previous post, at first sight, the most natural way would be to expand the PLC I / O channels already present in the machine, equip the sensor system dedicated to thermal management and rewrite the software, with the risk of introducing complexity and costs.
The arrival of Sensis
Sensis is the first real thermal management device of the digital age. In the space of a single electromechanical thermostat on the DIN rail (measuring only 35 x 98 x 118 mm), Sensis contains the solution to all thermal management needs according to the Industry 4.0 paradigm and is completely independent of the process kept under control.
Sensis detects the temperature and relative humidity at different points in the panel and monitors the efficiency of the ventilation through a sensor that can be applied directly to the filter or cooling units guards. At the same time, Sensis identifies the peak values or the overcoming of critical thresholds or the opening of the cabinet door, it records the time, the date and the duration in time.
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