Energy management: Acromag has announced a strategic partnership with CA-based Ctek, Inc. to offer complete monitoring and control solutions for customers to manage their remote assets. Combining Acromag’s broad offering of signal measurement and conditioning products with Ctek’s expertise in cellular communication and autonomous controllers provides a simple, yet powerful distributed control system without all the integration hassles.
Users can quickly and cost-effectively deploy these systems without programming to connect endpoints to the enterprise, enabling visual access to operation status from anywhere. Menu-based configuration speeds setup of data collection, reporting, and alarm functions. Typical applications involve water/waste systems, power generation, energy management, oil/gas, transportation, security, and agriculture.
Enjoy the capabilities of a PLC or RTU-based SCADA system without the high costs and complexity. The integrated Acromag/Ctek system is ideal for remotely monitoring and controlling the operation of pumps, motors, tanks, meters, generators, batteries, valves, fans, heaters, and other industrial equipment. Users can rapidly set up data displays, alarm rules, data logging and process control logic routines with point-and-click application development. Controllers support wired serial, Ethernet, and 4G/LTE network communication plus a cloud-based application service for easy access to critical system status reporting.
Ctek SkyRouter controllers provide autonomous intelligence and sophisticated communication capabilities to manage operations and report performance data. They operate as a Modbus master to read and write to slave I/O devices. Powerful processing capabilities include thresholds, math/boolean functions, triggers, data logging, and much more. Alarms support email and SMS messaging.
Acromag BusWorks® remote I/O modules interface analog and discrete level sensors. The multi- channel I/O modules convert voltage and current signals representing temperature, level, flow, load, on/off, high/low, and other performance measures to Modbus values. Rugged design, hazloc approvals, and isolated signal processing ensure high-accuracy, reliable performance in harsh locations.
“With this joint solution from Acromag and Ctek, customers can reliably monitor and control remote automation equipment without the hassles of PLC programming or IT networking issues,” stated Robert Greenfield, Acromag’s Business Development Manager.
“Now system developers can confidently pair Acromag I/O and Ctek controllers to rapidly implement SCADA solutions with cloud-based reporting that are affordably scalable for small and large sites,” observed Bob Way, Ctek’s Business Development Manager.
About Acromag, Inc.
Acromag has been developing and manufacturing measurement and control products for more than 60 years. They offer a complete line of industrial I/O products including process instruments, signal conditioning equipment, data acquisition boards, distributed I/O systems, and communication devices.
About Ctek, Inc.
Ctek, established in 2003, creates wireless automation and communications solutions for industrial applications serving industries such as agriculture, lighting control, DOT, water and wastewater, emergency power generation, and security. They specialize in cellular gateway solutions for autonomous monitoring and cloud-based status reporting.