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Southern Manufacturing & Electronics

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6XL)

11/02/2020 - 13/02/2020

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

Industry 4.0 Summit

Manchester Central Convention Complex(M2 3GX)

31/03/2020 - 01/04/2020

The UK’s leading conference gathering of senior level executives from the UK manufacturing industry (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference 2020

Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes(MK1 1ST)


Vision solutions have been applied in almost any industry you can think of. Food, beverage, pharmaceutical, (more)

PPMA Show 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

29/09/2020 - 01/10/2020

PPMA Show 2020 is the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and packaging (more)

Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

Industry's most comprehensive battery monitoring sensor

Industry's most comprehensive battery monitoring sensor LEM announces Sentinel, the most comprehensive battery monitoring sensor, designed for monitoring standby batteries. The sensor measures voltage and impedance per cell, and uniquely offers the ability to monitor internal temperature of individual cells. By monitoring standby batteries, the life, performance and reliability of systems providing backup power in applications such as industrial UPSs, telecommunications, safety-critical systems and computing can be dramatically increased. Many of these applications already use LEM current measuring transducers for monitoring standby batteries. The LEM Sentinel sensors feature a custom intelligent SoC (System on Chip) device that processes the signal and interfaces to the digital S-Bus control bus. In standby applications, the failure of one cell can prevent the operation of an entire chain of batteries, causing large systems to fail to deliver the desired operating time. Monitoring voltage, current and impedance allow users to accurately predict which cells are likely to fail, and to replace them ensuring higher system reliability. Monitoring temperature allows engineers to ensure that the lifetime of the batteries is maximised, and also ensures that thermal runaway situations can be detected and corrected before they cause potentially catastrophic failures. In addition to the sensor component, LEM will also offer interface module kits, a low-cost stand-alone monitor and an 'instant monitor' PCB that can be integrated into OEM equipment. PC-based software that allows for analysis of readings is available as source code for use in battery monitoring systems.

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