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Orion Fans Offers Industry's First Airflow Monitoring Kit
Orion Fans has developed a complete airflow monitoring system that is easy to
implement and use. The field retrofittable AFM Kit includes an AFM-01NC airflow module, mounting clip, three plastic guards (80 mm, 92 mm and 120 mm),
buzzer, LED and holder, switch and wall mounted power supply. The kit comes
completely assembled in a 10 ft. wire assembly.
"Orion has strengthened our product offering with an airflow monitoring system
that provides a simple, economical alternative for indicating decreasing airflow
in AC or DC fan/blower applications," said David Luna, VP of marketing for Orion
Fans. "The AFM Kit is an affordable solution to monitor the airflow of fans or
blowers versus comparable systems that sell for four to five times more. This system is also good for MRO applications since it is easily retrofitted into existing systems."
The AFM Kit operates an optical LED and/or audible alarm, which can be controlled with included switch, when airflow falls below 8.2 ft/s due to fan filter clogs, foreign objects coming in contact with the fan blade or fan failure.
Field retrofittable for AC or DC fan/blower applications, the AFM Kit protects components like power supplies, PoE
midspans, and displays in sensitive equipment including servers, telecom switches, medical equipment and kiosks.
Placed on the output or input side of the fan, the AFM Kit's sensor module mounts perpendicular to airflow via a
clip, clamp or integration into a fan guard. It measures positive airflow by mounting in the front of the fan or negative airflow when mounting to the intake side of the fan. It provides a long operating life of more than 100,000
cycles, is IP20-rated and NEMA 1 certified to protect against dust and indirect splashing.
The small size AFM Kit's sensor module is 34 mm by 17.5 mm by 7.5 mm. The RoHS-compliant AFM Kit has an operation temperature range of -20°C to 50°C.
World's First SNMP & Modbus Ready Thermal Imaging Camera Sensor
ServersCheck has introduced the world's first thermal imaging camera sensor that
works with SNMP & Modbus. A traditional temperature sensor reports the temperature where the sensor is located. The patents pending thermal imaging sensor of
ServersCheck performs a thermal scan of what it sees within its 50° field-of-view camera. It checks every 2 seconds the temperature in 4,800 points. This thermal image
array is then converted into SNMP & Modbus data for easy integration with monitoring platforms.
This is the first temperature sensor that doesn't just report what it senses but what it
sees via its thermal camera. It's unique in that it covers an entire area (compared to
a single point), making it well suited for monitoring thermal runaways that can often go undetected by traditional
temperature sensors. As with all ServersCheck wired sensors, it connects via RJ45 to the wired or cellular base unit
(SensorGateway), which transmits the alerts to you and the data via SNMP & Modbus to your network monitoring or
building management platform.
"The advantage of this sensor over conventional temperature probes is that they can monitor individual changes or
events within the environment that don't necessarily affect the overall conditions and often go undetected," said
Maarten Van Laere, CEO of ServersCheck. "Data centers are being audited on a periodic basis using handheld thermal camera's; this sensor enables to perform that level of monitoring 24×7. It not just monitors racks in 6 points
but in 4,800 points. Another use example is monitoring the contacts and switches at substations and the like. Given
the massive current going through, some components will inevitably become resistive over time. Having a thermal
imaging sensor surveying them and alerting management to the rises in temperature associated with increased resistance streamlines the maintenance process and safeguards against massive failures. This sensor enables customers to
dramatically change thermal monitoring in an easier, more reliable, more accurate and more cost effective way than
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Electronics Protection - Spring 2016
Security Considerations for Data Center Intelligent Rack Power Distribution
Five Misconceptions about DRUPS Systems
Designing and Managing Custom Battery Pack Enclosures
Reducing TCO with the Right UPS Architecture and Operating Mode
Calendar of Events
Electronics Protection - Spring 2016