The Amplex Module System (AMS)
- Components from the Amplex Module System (AMS) enable monitoring and control of utility assets. They interface with end devices, and facilitate communications, remote intelligence, and storage.
The modules integrate seamlessly with the existing equipment, and through modular flexibility, they allow for easy addition of more functionalities or new sites.
Upon installation, AMS modules are automatically discovered, and communication is established. All AMS modules can be remotely updated with new firmware.
Central processing unit
The central module in any Amplex installation are the gateways: The AmsCPU, the AmsCPU-IO, and the Squid. These modules contain processing power, storage facilities, and communication and IO interfaces.
The gateways gather data from meters, AMS modules, camera and sensors, and is able to perform local analysis of the collected data. The built-in intelligence ensures that only relevant data is sent to the control center.
Interface and communication modules
Other AMS modules enable smart communication between meters and concentrators. This includes the AmsW-MBUS and the built-in Wireless M-bus, ZigBee and Z-Wave in the Squid, which allows communication covering a large local area of meters and sensors.
Monitoring and control modules
The AmsSwitch module consists of two individually controllable relays. These relays are used for switching minor loads on and off directly, and three-phase or larger loads via an intermediate breaker. The AmsSwitch module can be used for a wide range of purposes that require stable and reliable control.
The AmsCurrent module is a monitoring device that detects asymmetrical earth leakage in electrical systems and for monitors current changes in each phase of two three-phase circuits. The AmsCurrent module can be used for a wide range of monitoring purposes, including power failure, cable breakage, leakage, stray or dirty voltage, etc., which is immediately reported to the central server.
Modules in the Amplex Module System are thoroughly tested and meet international standards to ensure the ultimate performance for environmental conditions such as electromagnetic interference, temperature, humidity, etc. The modules are CE-approved and adhere to the European Union WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive.