Solar power systems are widely used around the world, ranging from single roofs up to large solar farms. The performance of these systems not only depends on the sunlight, but also on the error-free operation of the solar modules. The new WAGO 789-620 Current Sensor provides continuous current measurement during operation.
The new WAGO WINSTA® Sunblind Box is a compact system box providing stand-alone shade and blind control. Its flexible design provides control both locally via switches and centrally via automation system.
As a response to the growing industrial demand for fast, real-time control units, WAGO has added an EtherCAT fieldbus coupler to its WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM. The new coupler allows the user to implement EtherCAT applications, while benefiting from the high flexibility of the WAGO-I/O SYSTEM.
A new disconnect and base terminal block joins the TOPJOB®S 2002 Series, offering three jumper slots instead of the usual two. This allows the terminal block to be commoned on both sides of the knife disconnect.
WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH & Co. KG, headquartered in Minden, has for years shown its commitment to promoting young talent and up-and-coming members of the scientific community. At the end of March, the second WAGO Foundation Award was presented for the sector of electronics and computer science. The winner in 2010 is the freshly graduated engineer Mathias Wewer from the Bochum University of Applied Sciences.
"PlanetSolar", the largest solar boat in the world, which was unveiled on 25 February, is more than a mere adventure. It is a research project on solar power utilization, which aims to set new standards in the future.