Current monitoring relays are an inexpensive solution for protecting mechanical equipment from electrical overloads and predicting risks before they cause damage. They accomplish this by monitoring the input and output currents passing through the circuits of your facility for warning signs such as:
Those signs can tip you off to all sorts of mechanical problems with wiring or equipment such as motors, belts, fans, ventilators, pumps, and more.
By monitoring electrical parameters, relays arm you with the insights you need for preventative maintenance or improvements in facility efficiency. You’ll also be able to stop expensive damage in its tracks. An increased current, for instance, could indicate a jam-up that would burn out a motor…unless your current relay is watching and stops the motor. Common applications include:
Terms like sensor, relay, switch, and transducer are sometimes used interchangeably and they’re often used in very similar applications. While they all offer easy ways to retrieve, organize, and analyze the trends in your building’s systems, each also serves a unique function.
Our Hawkeye 5xx Series combines an industrial-grade load-switching relay, current status switch, and Hand-Off-Auto (HOA) switch in an easy-to-install remote enclosure. This makes the Hawkeye ideal for monitoring, directly controlling, and troubleshooting the control wiring of fractional horsepower motors.
Some models combine a relay, current sensor, and HOA switch in a single series circuit. Wire it in series between the power source and the motor, and you’ve got all the components you need installed. Three devices, one line connection. Read more on the datasheet or get in touch with a Veris expert for more information!