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Recently we published a blog on the rise of big data and enhanced technology capabilities, aptly dubbed the 4th industrial revolution – or Industry 4.0 – and the acceleration of these advancements through everyday business technology such as automated processes and cloud computing.

However, as Industry 4.0 develops with the complete connectivity of systems and processes, businesses can often feel left in the dark when an important part of these processes remains offline, such as visibility of the performance of critical assets.

This has become an increasingly recognised problem with distribution transformers.

Due to the life span and critical nature of equipment such as high voltage distribution transformers, it is astounding that such assets remain isolated, both physically and digitally as improvements and upgrades seem to happen around them, still requiring manual and offline checks to be made to ensure the equipment is running optimally and as intended, often only on an annual basis. This method is becoming increasingly outdated, inconvenient, and inefficient for the businesses.

With Industry 4.0 bringing the spotlight onto businesses processes, it has highlighted the demand for the smart transformer, and pressure is mounting for manufacturers to provide online monitoring and reporting services to provide comprehensive performance data, grid information, and energy efficiency reports that synergise with the business operations as a whole.

In light of this, Powerstar has addressed this issue head on and is meeting this demand by introducing its new product Powerstar SO-LO™, the super low loss smart transformer.

Powerstar SO-LO’s remote monitoring capabilities allows 24/7 visibility to help businesses better understand how their transformers are performing, and where efficiencies can be made to obtain the best return on investment. It has been designed to complement maintenance activities and allows for the remote monitoring of core temperatures, winding currents, oil temperature, and, when integrated, the performance of voltage management functionality.

See it for yourself…

Powerstar SO-LO launch eventWitness the full capabilities for Powerstar SO-LO for yourself at our launch event day, taking place at our head office in Sheffield on the 19th September, 2018.

During the event we will provide a full working demonstration of the solution’s remote monitoring platform, as well as unveil the new Powerstar SO-LO product brochure over refreshments, networking, and overarching industry discussion.

Find out more or book your place at the event by visiting our event booking page here and completing the short booking form.


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