Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Delta unveils energy efficiency portfolio at Hannover Messe

Steve Rogerson
April 4, 2019

Taiwanese firm Delta unveiled a portfolio of energy-efficient products at this week’s Hannover Messe, with a focus on smart manufacturing, smart buildings and smart energy infrastructure.
A show highlight was a digital factory monitor, a platform to enable the digitalised monitoring and control of machinery, operations and energy consumption in manufacturing facilities. It also underscored Delta’s capabilities in integrating renewable energy and energy storage systems to enable a microgrid-supported EV charging infrastructure.
“Delta is committed to the development of sustainable cities by deploying its IoT-based smart green solutions,” said Shan-Shan Guo, Delta’s chief brand officer. “At the show, we launched the new brand campaign and conceptualised our exhibition under the theme IoT-based smart green solutions to nurture energy efficiency in cities to demonstrate how we integrate Delta’s solutions, from power generation, energy storage to power usage, to realise smart cities with distributed energy resources. Our core competence in power electronics and our evolving focus from product-level energy efficiency to nanogrid-level energy management allow us to nurture energy resilience in cities, such as energy-saving smart building automation as well as microgrid-supported EV charging infrastructure.”
Delta’s industrial automation products are engineered to facilitate smart manufacturing and energy efficiency in fields such as wood-working, packaging, assembly and electronics manufacturing. The digital factory monitor can monitor and control equipment, operations and energy consumption in factories.
The DIAStudio is integrated engineering software to develop a machinery system, from product selection and programming to exporting, on a unified platform. A partnership with Codesys enables Delta to make its future motion control devices programmable with the Codesys platform and offer the opportunity to simplify the implementation of industrial automation hardware across operations.
With IoT-based smart buildings at the heart of smart cities, Delta – with its subsidiaries Loytec and Vivotek –showed its latest smart building management products. These range from surveillance systems to 3D people counting systems, smart LED lighting and control products for third party HVAC and sunblind systems.
The Loytec L-ROC room automation system is based on IP integrated with native BACnet/IP networks and LonMark systems at the controller level for lighting, temperature and sunblind control, and occupancy detection.
Vivotek’s fisheye network camera is an all-in-one surveillance system that offers 180˚ panoramic (wall-mount) or 360˚ surround views with zero blind spots (ceiling-mount). Therefore, it is suitable for monitoring indoor open areas in airports, banks, shopping malls and more.
With growing demand of emobility in cities around the world, charging infrastructure needs to become widely available and energy-resilient. To meet that requirement, Delta showed its smart charging infrastructure products ranging from renewable power generation, power conditioning systems (PCS) and battery energy storage to EV charging.
A show highlight was its 150kW DC EV charger, which offers a modular, scalable power architecture and the ability to charge four EVs simultaneously, and can provide 100km range within ten minutes of charging. The PCS100 is a 100kW bi-directional conversion system that converts power between energy storage and the electricity grid, along with energy and grid power quality management features. The PCS100 is available for outdoor applications and suits peak-shaving and load shifting planning in EV charging stations.
“By specialising in energy efficient management, Delta is enabling IoT-based solutions for smart buildings, smart manufacturing, as well as green ICT and energy infrastructure, which are the foundations of sustainable cities,” said Dalip Sharma, Delta’s president for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “This is how we have integrated our EV charging solutions and energy storage systems to facilitate energy-resilient emobility in key venues, such as the Avion Shopping Mall in Bratislava, Slovakia.”