Opto 22

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Local & outside the USA:(951) 695-3000
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Email: sales@opto22.com

New OptoEMU Sensor Makes Energy Monitoring Simple

OptoEMU Sensor

What exactly goes into that energy bill you get once a month, and why is it so high?

Now you can find out. Our new OptoEMU Sensor monitors the energy used by your whole building, by electrical subpanels, even by individual pieces of equipment like compressors and chillers.

Easy to configure, the OptoEMU Sensor sends real-time energy data to an online energy monitoring service such as Google PowerMeter or PulseEnergy. You see the data online. You know exactly how much energy you're using and can take simple steps to reduce energy costs.

See the OptoEMU Sensor.

Learn more at the webinar on December 16:

Energy Monitoring and the OptoEMU Sensor Seminar
When: December 16, 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (GMT 18:00)
Duration: 45 minutes plus Q&A
Recommended for: Everyone
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New Case Study on UOVs

Unmanned ocean vehicle (UOV) controlled by Opto 22 SNAP PAC System

What navigates long distances on the ocean, gathers masses of data, and runs on just wind, solar, and motion power?

It's an unmanned ocean vehicle (UOV), of course, and it's controlled by Opto 22's SNAP PAC System.

Our latest case study explores these sailing vessels from Unmanned Ocean Vehicles Inc. The UOVs are durable, energy scavenging vessels that explore remote regions of the ocean to gather research data.

The company looked at several PLC-based solutions before settling on Opto 22's SNAP PACs and I/O, which handle the large quantity and variety of inputs and outputs needed for power, navigation, sensing, monitoring, and data gathering.

Learn more about how these UOVs work in our latest case study, Unmanned Ocean Vehicles.

Opto 22 Recognized as Save Energy Now LEADER

<em>Save Energy Now</em> LEADER logo

When we shaved nearly 30% off our electric bill in one year, we here at Opto learned the value of tracking energy use.

That's one reason we designed energy-monitoring products like the new OptoEMU Sensor. When companies can get real-time energy data simply and easily, they can see usage patterns and take common-sense approaches to reducing costs.

As part of our ongoing efforts toward sustainability, Opto 22 has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE has now recognized Opto as a Save Energy Now LEADER.

Save Energy Now is a national initiative to drive a 25% reduction in industrial energy intensity in 10 years. The focus is not on reducing energy consumption overall—which would limit production—but on doing more with less energy.

Energy intensity has been defined as the "primary energy consumed for each unit of physical output in an industrial process." These units of physical output may be the number, mass, volume, size, functionality, or economic value of a product. Each Save Energy Now LEADER company chooses the most appropriate definition for them and pledges to reduce their energy intensity by 25% in 10 years.

Read more about Opto 22's sustainability efforts.
Learn more about the Save Energy Now initiative.

Tech Tip: Download Free PROFIBUS DP Sample Control Strategy

SNAP-SCM-PROFI connects Opto 22 systems to PROFIBUS systems

Need to connect an Opto 22 system to a PROFIBUS® system?

If so, you'll want the latest version of the PROFIBUS DP Master Software, a free download, just updated on our website.

This download is a zip file that includes a configuration utility and a sample strategy. The sample strategy shows you how to use a SNAP PAC controller as a PROFIBUS DP Master (we do not support PROFIBUS DP Slave mode) to monitor and control a PROFIBUS DP network through a SNAP-SCM-PROFI module (shown at right).

NOTE: The strategy as given connects a SNAP PROFI module (on a rack with a SNAP PAC R or SNAP Ultimate controller) to an Opto 22 Profibus brain (part number SNAP-PDPRS64). The Profibus brain is used only as an example; the software is designed to connect with any PROFIBUS DP device from any manufacturer. To run the strategy with a different device, just change the strategy as required for the device you have.

Complete instructions are in the Profibus-DP Master Technical Note, form #1591.

Download the free PROFIBUS DP sample strategy.

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