The Grid2 Sensor Flex, introduced by SMIGHT GmbH, is a valuable addition to their portfolio, allowing for precise measurement of low-voltage outlets even in challenging installation situations in local grid stations and cable distribution cabinets. This flexible sensor enables comprehensive and scalable expansion of network monitoring capabilities, providing accurate data for efficient management of power distribution networks.
Grid2 Sensor Flex: An Essential Addition to SMIGHT Grid2
The Grid2 Sensor Flex is a new addition to the successful SMIGHT Grid2 network monitoring solution. It is currently being utilized in over 3,000 local network stations, where it provides minute-by-minute measurements of current and voltage on approximately 24,000 branch cables. This flexible sensor enhances the overall monitoring capabilities and ensures accurate measurements, even in challenging installation situations. Its implementation enables a comprehensive and scalable expansion of network monitoring across various infrastructure setups.
The retrofitting of stations has been made simple with the introduction of the Grid2 Sensor Flex. By combining the SMIGHT Grid2 Gateway and the current sensors with split-core transformers, the new sensor type allows for easy installation. Equipped with four flexible Rogowski coils, the Grid2 Sensor Flex can be placed around the insulated conductors of the power cables, enabling precise phase measurements. Its compact design ensures effortless installation, even in tight spaces and with conductor cross-sections of up to 300 mmÂ².
The Grid2 Sensor Flex is a unique addition to the market as it operates using a power supply instead of relying on energy harvesting like other sensors with split-core transformers. It is easily connected to a low-voltage distribution switchboard through CONLOX terminals, which are equipped with a 6 A rated current fuse and a 70 kA breaking capacity. The sensor wirelessly transmits data to the gateway, which then sends it to the SMIGHT IQ web platform for processing and visualization.
The introduction of the Grid2 Sensor Flex by SMIGHT GmbH marks a significant milestone in achieving near-perfect installation success for network monitoring. This flexible sensor fills a crucial gap in their product portfolio, providing a comprehensive solution suitable for all types of stations, cable distributors, and cross-sections. With its easy installation and precise measurement capabilities, the Grid2 Sensor Flex ensures efficient and seamless integration, aligning perfectly with SMIGHT’s commitment to simplicity and excellence in execution.
The SMIGHT Grid2 solution complements the hardware components for measurement generation with operational capabilities and meaningful data analysis. Its main objective is to efficiently manage the processes of network planning, network operation, and asset management by utilizing real-time data acquired from the network. With SMIGHT Grid2, distribution network operators can measure, visualize, and analyze the available data, ensuring their ability to tackle the challenges of the energy and heat revolution in the low-voltage grid.
The Grid2 Sensor Flex is now available for order and will be delivered starting from February 2024. SMIGHT GmbH will showcase the Sensor Flex and other software updates to a wide audience at the E-world energy & water event in Essen from February 20th to 22nd, 2024. Additionally, a webinar titled “Sensor Flex presented in 15 minutes” will be held on December 14th, 2024, specifically for customers and interested parties.
The Grid2 Sensor Flex is a valuable addition to network monitoring, providing flexible and precise measurement capabilities for easy installation, even in challenging situations. With access to live data from the network, distribution network operators can effectively address the challenges of the energy transition and maintain operational readiness. The inclusion of the Grid2 Sensor Flex in SMIGHT GmbH’s portfolio completes their offering, providing a comprehensive solution suitable for all types of stations, cable distributors, and cross-sections.