Adding the Digital Aggregator to the Rest of the System

Adding the Digital Aggregator to the Rest of the System

At this point, you should have already installed the core factory Amper system for utilization (Gateway and Aggregator) on your machine. For more information on how to do so, please see our article . This article is for using the Digital Aggregator to collect automated cycle counts. To use a Digital Aggregator for utilization data collection, see the article below:

When Using a Single Digital Aggregator

In some cases, you might be using a single Digital Aggregator to both collect electricity readings through the included analog ports as well as to collect counts on the digital connections. If so, the Digital Aggregator will be connected directly to the Gateway with a CAT5 cable to provide power.

Identify Best Location in Machine Panel

In most cases you will install the device in the machine’s power panel, near machine motor drives, wire interconnects, relays, and similar components. Identify the location with best access to the intended signal, as well as machine DC power.

Connect Digital Aggregator to System

Both types of Aggregator have two CAT5 ports that can be used to extend the system in either direction. Connect your second CAT5 cable to the unused port on the existing Aggregator, and run it to the new Digital Aggregator (if using multiple Aggregators). You can use either port for the connection.

Once properly connected, the blue status LED (on the lower left) should light up steady blue.

Next Steps

Next you will need to determine the optimal signal(s) to use to collect the automated counts.