Industrial energy monitoring devices for energy efficiency
Automatically monitor energy consumption and identify improvements. Factbird’s energy monitoring devices link energy consumption with production, providing you valuable insights into energy efficiency and ESG goals.
Factbird energy monitoring devices
Gain valuable insights into power consumption with Factbird’s energy monitoring solutions to strengthen sustainability practices, improve ESG reporting, and reduce production costs strategically.
Monitor energy usage
Analyze your site's production-oriented energy consumption in real time.
Make data-driven replace or repair decisions for energy-inefficient machines.
Meet ESG KPIs
Link sustainability and energy efficiency and use data to motivate change.
Install Factbird in under an hour while production continues uninterrupted.
Clip on energy monitor
An easy plug-and-play clip on current transducer for conveniently tracking and monitoring the energy efficiency of your equipment.
This non-invasive energy monitoring solution can be installed on the phase wires that supply power to the machine.
Our standard current transducer sizes cover these maximum currents: 50A, 150A, 250A and 500A.
- Analog sensor
- Precision of ±1.5% of full-scale
- Alarm option available
Energy meter monitors
Factbird’s energy meter monitors offer high-precision power consumption monitoring, shedding light on usage while on standby or at various speed levels.
Our solution uses Siemens energy meters connected to Factbird Industrial IoT Gateways to calculate how much power is actually being used, taking into account power factor and changes in the machine's supply voltage.
Choose between direct monitoring for machines with current draws less than 80A and transformer monitoring for machines with higher current draws.
- Digital sensor type
- High precision - complies with accuracy class 1 (for active energy)
Utility monitoring software
Uncover efficiency opportunities by analyzing your equipment's utility consumption in relation to production performance with cloud based software.
Assess energy usage during equipment stand-by and during production. And examine any impacts of utility usage on product quality and understand resource demands at different production stages.
Your complete energy monitoring system
Your solutions for the four phases of industrial energy consumption optimization:
Phase 1: Start collecting energy consumption data.
Phase 2: Connect energy consumption data with production data.
Phase 3: Assess production-based energy performance for inefficiencies.
Phase 4: Define improvement strategies.
How you'll use Factbird
Leaders turn to Factbird for manufacturing intelligence
"We added cameras and sensors to our setup to address production stops, enabling us to identify line issues and promptly resolve them. By monitoring our production in real-time, we experienced an impressive 20% decrease in downtime."
"We are currently experiencing an extraordinary 13-day streak with 92% uptime on one of our production lines. It's truly astonishing when we consider the past performance of the line."
"It was surprisingly impressive how quickly we completed the installation, and we were thrilled to discover that we could access live data right away."
"Factbird's ease of accessibility made it possible to get the data right away, without interference with our existing IT infrastructure."
"It didn't take me long to set up the system and start analyzing each batch to identify the reasons for stops. I was really excited, and so were the operators. We were able to save a lot of time and suddenly had a clear view of our production."
"As soon as we installed Factbird, it instantly amazed us. We didn't expect such quick and positive results. Before Factbird, we often overlooked the significance of many small stops, but with its help, we realized that these short interruptions had a bigger impact on production than the longer stops."
Frequently Asked Questions
I require the utmost precision in energy measurements. Does your system cater to this?
Yes, we offer a specialized solution employing a power meter designed to furnish the highest level of accuracy attainable, complying with accuracy class 1, for precision-critical applications in energy measurements. For further information or specific use cases, we encourage you to consult the data sheet of the energy meter or request a personalized demo for guidance.
How accurate are the energy measurements?
Employing the clamp-on current transducer, our system delivers precise estimations of power consumption. However, accuracy is contingent on the specific transducer installed. For detailed specifications, we recommend consulting the component's datasheet that can be found in the 'Download documents' section on this page.
Can I monitor energy consumption in time through a KPI on my line's live page?
Yes, when a line is equipped with energy meters, one or multiple KPI representing energy consumption metrics can be visualized on the line overview page. For a comprehensive understanding or specific use cases, we encourage you to consult the user guide in the 'Download documents' or request a personalized demo.
Is it possible to measure multiple phases?
Absolutely, our offerings include solutions tailored for both single-phase and three-phase measurements.
Is it necessary to power off my machine during the installation of a clamp-on current transducer?
No, there's no need to power down your machine during inspallation. A clamp-on current transducer doesn't require power off because it measures the magnetic field around a conductor, eliminating the need for direct contact with live wires. This method ensures safety, convenience, and efficiency, as it allows for continuous system operation and real-time monitoring without disrupting the circuit.
Note, while the clamp-on current transducers offer this plung-and-play advantage, it's crucial for users to adhere to all safety guidelines when working around electricity, including using appropriate personal protective equipment and following organizational protocols.