Cooper Bussmann adds Ethernet/IP to wireless monitoring system

Cooper Bussmann has added Ethernet/IP communication to its Cooper InVision System, which uses clip-on wireless sensors, wireless mesh routers and the Cooper InVision gateway to monitor critical electrical circuit activity in any facility.

06/03/2008


InVision Ethernet/IP panel

Cooper Bussmann has added Ethernet/IP communication to its Cooper InVision System, which uses clip-on wireless sensors, wireless mesh routers and the Cooper InVision Gateway to monitor critical electrical circuit activity in any facility.

Now, the InVision system can share data with existing monitoring and automation systems. The Cooper InVision Downtime Reduction System has gained its compliance certification from the Open DeviceNet Vendors Association (ODVA), and can deliver data on fuse and circuit breaker activity to any device that is able to receive and process Ethernet/IP communication, such as a PLC or DCS. These data can be used for any purpose the user chooses, such as displaying fault status on an HMI or communicating with an EAM.

Ethernet/IP communication works in parallel with the Cooper InVision Command Center. While data is being delivered to an Ethernet/IP client, the Command Center deploys notification of open-circuit events via telephone text-to-speech, e-mail, SMS text paging and/or fax. Historical data and all of the enterprise-level reporting and analysis capabilities of the Command Center are also available with Ethernet/IP integrated communications.

The Downtime Reduction System reduces unscheduled downtime and increases productivity for industrial and commercial applications by continuously monitoring fuses and circuit breakers, and providing immediate notification of open-circuit events caused by short-circuits and overloads. The system centers around Intelligent Fuse Monitors (IFMs) and Intelligent Circuit Monitors (ICMs): battery-powered devices that monitor circuits and transmit any change in status through the system’s wireless mesh network of routers to the gateway, Internet and ultimately to the Command Center for processing.





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