Equipotential bonding analysis: Detecting hidden sources of interference

EMC measurement: find interference sources accurately

EMC measurement: making the right decisions
– Reliable detection of interference sources

In modern industrial plants, switched-mode power supplies, drive solutions or frequency converters influence the load status of your equipotential bonding system. These correlations cannot be determined with conventional RMS current measuring instruments. For this reason, precise EMC measurement is not as trivial as it may appear at first glance.

For illustration: More and more drives are RPM-controlled. The connected frequency inverters lead to higher-frequency operating currents. These result in strong, changing magnetic fields which, for example, lead to an undesired shielding current on the bus cable. Conventional current clamps cannot identify the cause. Thus, the EMC interference source would first remain undetected.

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    We offer a software platform for the central monitoring of your plant network.

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ISMZ I - EMV Diagnosis and Detecting Potential Equalization Problems

The smart, self-learning current measuring clamp
– EMCheck® ISMZ I

  • Automatic recording of interference peaks up to 20kHz
  • Frequency analysis for easier identification of interference sources
  • Ideal for flexible long-term measurement
    (up to 14 days, w/o external power supply)

The only self-learning current clamp on the market

EMV-INspektor V2

All in one: Measuring, analysing, identifying correlations
– EMV-INspektor® V2

  • Measure with up to 4 measuring clamps simultaneously at different measuring points
  • Recognize (hidden) correlations for EMC disturbances
  • Ideal for permanent EMC monitoring up to 25kHz

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Smart long-term monitoring instead of punctual measurement

Due to complex correlations in modern industrial plants, many EMC interference factors only become visible during long-term measurements. These remain slightly undiscovered during selective measurements. 

Conventional EMC measuring devices usually measure selectively and are only a snapshot. This serves primarily to determine the basic quality of your equipotential bonding at a certain point of time.

smart long-term EMC monitoring and continuous measurement

Reveal sporadic, non-reproducible incidents

Unlike common current clamps, EMCheck® ISMZ I and EMV-INspektor® V2 have a long-term measuring function. Thanks to the continuous measurement and recording of currents, sporadic interference peaks become visible. Especially sudden interference impulses, such as a switching action on the contactor, cannot be detected by conventional current clamps.

EMC monitoring: sporadic, hidden trouble sources can be detected

Understanding EMC correlations without additional special equipment

Measure at up to four measuring points simultaneously with the EMV-INspektor® V2. Thanks to the parallel data recording of different measuring channels, specific correlations and interactions can be identified. This enables you, for example, to correlate errors on the fieldbus with PE/PA currents.

Understanding EMC correlations without additional special equipment

Identifying interference causes - using frequency analysis

In addition to the current curve, also the frequency spectrum of the current is evaluated. On the basis of the information about the frequencies, you can draw conclusions about possible sources. Expert hint: Currents in the kHz range require other steps to improve equipotential bonding than, for example, 50 Hz currents.

smart EMC testing including frequency evaluation

Non-contact and interruption-free EMC monitoring

All our EMC measuring devices can be installed and used during operation. The large clamp heads fit over all common plant and industrial network cables. This ensures the greatest possible flexibility and applicability.

EMC: Measure potential equalization without interruption

Data evaluation using included software

With EMCheck® View, our free EMC software, you can conveniently evaluate the measurement data on your computer. You can visualise even the smallest disturbance signals in detail using the zoom functions.

EMC measurement: Software for evaluation of your equipotential bonding included
 EMCheck® ISMZ IEMV-INspektor® V2
Device typeportable EMC measuring deviceportable / stationary measuring device
Measuring points14
Highlightsautomatic recording, evaluation and logging of interference currentsautomatic recording, evaluation and logging of interference currents
Sampling rateSupports 10 kHz, 20 kHz and 40 kHz50 kHz
Long-term monitoringyes, up to 14 daysyes, permanent
Memory deviceintegrated, removable storage medium (32 GB)integrated storage medium (16 GB, expandable)
Data viewintegrated display, software EMCheck® View (available for free)web interface, software EMCheck® View (available for free)
Power supplybatteries (6x AA)external, 24V DC
Scope of deliveryMeasuring clamp, USB data cable, EMCheck® View software, batteries, transport caseEMV-INspektor® V2 basic unit, 1 external measuring clamp (up to 4 connectable), power supply