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The Smart Power Cord instantly links legacy industrial machines to the cloud

Dec 18, 2020 12:17:55 PM / by Grid Connect Team posted in monitoring

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Grid Connect's ConnectSense Smart Power Cord creates a link between equipment makers, owners and operators, their legacy machines and the cloud.


Grid Connect, Inc. has a new ConnectSense® Smart Power Cord that turns non-networked machines like commercial kitchen appliances, industrial pumps and healthcare equipment into IoT devices that stream operational data as it happens to machine makers, owners and operators, so they can predict maintenance, track usage and manage energy consumption.Smart Cord (1500x1500)

“As an example, a beverage-machine maker or owner could connect to the internet with the Smart Power Cord and learn how many drinks, and of what size, employees are making; owners can even see which sizes are filled the most or learn when the unit was last cleaned,” said Gary Marrs, solutions architect at Grid Connect. “If you’re an engineering manager, CIO or anyone in an organization trying to securely collect data on a legacy device, this is a quick, cost-effective method that’ll reap outsized returns.”

Grid Connect supplies its industrial-grade, UL- and RoHS-certified Smart Power Cord with a cloud-based application that machine builders and operators can use to monitor an unlimited number and array of remote devices such as ovens, espresso machines, motors and EKG equipment. Plugging in and setting up the Smart Power Cord takes approximately five minutes. Once a machine is plugged into The ConnectSense smart AC power cord and connected to Wi-Fi, machine makers and operators receive emails or texts about data such as voltage consumption, operating temperature and excessive loads. Users can also enable settings via the cord to remotely shut down a machine. Using an API, Grid Connect can securely link data from the Smart Power Cord to other critical software systems of interest to machine operators.

iot-enable-furnace-3aAccording to Marrs, equipment manufacturers and product marketing managers who want insights from the field about their products can plug in the Smart Power Cord and begin streaming data to perform predictive maintenance, track usage or even build a better product.

“Equipment-leasing companies are another excellent use case for the Smart Power Cord,” adds Marrs “Owners can monitor their equipment use and ensure that it is being properly maintained.”

The Smart Power Cord network interfaces include Wi-Fi (802.11bg) and comes in several standard models, including 15, 20 and 30 amps and accommodating input voltage ranging from 100 AC to 240 AC. Smart Power Cord pricing starts at $129.95. To purchase the cord or schedule a demonstration, visit http://devices.connectsense.com/plug-and-play-remote-machine-monitoring-news/

About Grid Connect, Inc.
Naperville, Ill.-based Grid Connect Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015 company and has been a leader in the embedded and networking marketplace for more than 20 years. Grid Connect’s products range from smart devices, including its ConnectSense branded smart power cord, and security controllers to bridges, switches and diagnostics tools. Along with the products Grid Connect makes, the company also distributes and supports complementary products from other high-quality technology makers. Learn more at https://www.gridconnect.com/

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FREE Webinar : How To Build A Better PROFIBUS Network Using ComBricks

Sep 10, 2020 9:57:43 AM / by Grid Connect Team posted in ComBricks, Events, PROFIBUS, Webinar

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Join us for our free webinar on How To Build A Better PROFIBUS Network Using ComBricks.


Date
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Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020Register Now

Time : 10:30 AM CT (8:30 AM PT)

 

In this 1 hour session we will examine traditional PROFIBUS network design and look at modern alternatives to improve reliability and predictability while reducing downtime.

 

Course Agenda

  • Traditional PROFIBUS Network Design
  • How repeaters/segmentation help network reliability
  • Challenges from highly segmented networks
  • Measuring networks for preventative maintenance or troubleshooting
  • ComBricks overview
  • Example of new network designs
  • Example of a retrofit of an existing network
  • ComBricks Demo
  • Q&A

 

Presented By : 

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Rick Rockershousen

Vice President of Sales at Grid Connect

Register Now

 

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FREE Webinar : How To Cloud-Enable Any Product - Quickly And Securely

Sep 9, 2020 4:01:38 PM / by Grid Connect Team posted in Events, Industrial IoT, IoT cloud, IoT devices, IoT-enabled device, Smart Devices, smart products, smart tech, smart technology, Webinar

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Join us for our free webinar and learn how you can quickly upgrade your product with an IoT solution.


Date
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Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020Register Now

Time : 10:30 AM CT (8:30 AM PT)

 

In this 1-hour session you will learn about some of the pitfalls to developing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. We will discuss how using off-the-shelf solutions can yield quick and powerful results. In particular we will review the ConnectSense Smart Power cord and how you can simply plug your product into an IoT solution.

 

Why You Should Attend

  • Add IoT capability to your enterprise applications
  • Quick IoT solutions for beta or qualification testing
  • IoT-enable your legacy products
  • Get your questions answered by experts

 

Presented By : Guest Speaker :
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Gary Marrs

Solutions Architect at Grid Connect

Adam Justice

CEO at Grid Connect

 

Register early, seats are limited!

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CAN FD Technology Day in the USA

Jul 19, 2018 10:07:00 AM / by Grid Connect Team posted in CAN FD, In The News

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This September, take part in CAN FD Technology Day, presented by CAN in Automation (CiA).

CAN FD Technology Day brings the latest trends and development in CAN FD to engineers and system integrators in the U.S.

 

Don’t miss out, add it to your calendars now!

September 18, 2018

Irvine, CA

 

For more information and registration please click here.

Shop CAN and CAN FD products here.

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Amazon FreeRTOS on Espressif ESP32!

Jul 18, 2018 11:04:01 AM / by Grid Connect Team posted in Internet of Things Applications, IoT blogs, IoT solutions, Press Releases, Espressif

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Espressif Systems collaborates with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer Amazon FreeRTOS for their ESP32 products. Making Internet of Things (IoT) easier by providing a secure connection between ESP32-based devices and AWS cloud services.


Check out these popular ESP32 products:

 

Shop more Espressif products here.

 

Learn more at Espressif.com

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Interview with Grid Connect President Mike Justice

Apr 28, 2010 4:23:56 PM / by Grid Connect Team posted in employees, General, Interviews, Mike Justice, Video

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If you have additional questions for Mike please feel free to share them with us in the comments.

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Who is Grid Connect?

Apr 26, 2010 6:37:14 PM / by Grid Connect Team posted in About Us, General, Grid Connect

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We decided recently to start this blog and thought what is more fitting for a first post than to tell you a little more about our company.

We have been in the embedded and networking products marketplace for more than 20 years.  Our Engineering and Sales staff has deep expertise in networking products, software, industrial protocols and much more.

As a company we take pride in our customer service and high quality products.  When you call Grid Connect (during business hours) you will always talk to a person and not a menu.  Our staff will do whatever they can from providing order status, technical support, or answering sales questions.

Our goal for this blog is to have an ongoing conversation with you, our customers.  We look to share with you our expertise on our industry, products, and services.    Please feel free to share your comments, questions, and requests for topics in the comments.

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