CINERGIA devices have been carefully designed to be part of manual and automated test benches for functional and quality testing as well as research and development of new products. Integrating our devices in test platforms is simple by means of the MODBUS/TCP protocol used (other field buses are offered as an option) and the comprehensive documentation provided of the communication protocol. Labview drivers are supplied with each one of the equipment along with an open source Labview project that will allow a quick start.
Safety is also a key point in our units. The cabinets are properly protected against direct and indirect contacts even with the door opened. Each device integrates an emergency stop push button on the door that will immediately stop the unit in a hardware-safe procedure. Normally-closed remote emergency stop pushbuttons, or interlock relays, can be connected to a specific terminal and will stop the unit in the same way. For those cases where the readback of the local emergency pushbutton is supplied to the general safety and interlock system, our units include a normally open contact.
In product development applications our customers highlight the simple and intuitive use of the software user interface while, at the same time, it gives access to all the functionalities and versatility of the different models in our product line. Functions such as local datalogging, made by the unit itself, and software datalogging, made by the computer running the software, are added for convenience in those applications where real time is not needed.
Typical platforms will include a Grid Simulator (GE+) as the voltage Source that creates worldwide networks (50/60Hz, split-phase, etc…) and introduces specific disturbances needed to test the DUT under certain standards. An AC Electronic Load (EL+) will be included to test those DUT that generate voltage waveforms as Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS), sinussoidal inverters, transformers, etc… The DC Bidirectional Converter (B2C+) can be used as a regenerative source and sink in DC applications. Our GE&EL+ family is the best fit for those applications looking for flexibility and versatility.