Network access to power supply diagnostic

SolaHD has launched a next generation power solution that brings network connectivity to its SDN-D DC power supply, letting it serve as an IIoT-ready device providing condition monitoring, asset tracking and quick troubleshooting.

Connecting the module to the power supply lets plant operators continuously monitor its diagnostics over standard Ethernet/IP or HART 7 protocols and transmit this data to supervisory systems. Operators and service technicians can monitor the health of each power supply remotely. Key diagnostic information can be sent to a historian for predictive maintenance helping to ensure uptime and better utilize important resources

SolaHD’s product marketing manager-connected power, Jay Hendrix, said: “Rapid growth in the IIoT demands a new type of power supply with enterprise-grade connectivity combined with industrial features to meet compliance and use case requirements. That is what Emerson is bringing to the table with the SDN-D power supply and SCM module combination.”