Power monitoring options to improve efficiency

Power monitoring in manufacturing can help to improve the efficiency, reliability, and safety of manufacturing operations.

Power monitoring is the process of collecting and analysing data used by a facility or equipment. This data can be used to identify potential problems, such as power outages, brownouts, and power surges. It can also be used to optimise the use of power, which can lead to cost savings.

Power monitoring on the plant floor

It’s an essential tool for any factory looking to optimise its operations. Here’s a few benefits of power monitoring:

Cost savings

Power monitoring will help you find ways to improve efficiencies and areas where energy is being wasted. Use the information to make changes and improvements that can lead to significant savings on energy bills – crucial when prices are significantly high.

Equipment health

Identify potential issues with your equipment. For example, if you notice that a particular machine is drawing more power than usual, it could be a sign that it is not working properly. Addressing these issues early on can help you avoid costly repairs or downtime in the future.


Power monitoring can help to identify potential safety hazards, such as power surges and brownouts. This information can then be used to take steps to mitigate these hazards, such as installing surge protectors or implementing emergency procedures.


Many industries are subject to regulations regarding energy usage and emissions. Power monitoring can help you ensure that you are in compliance with these regulations, avoiding potential fines or other penalties.


By identifying areas where energy is being wasted, you can take steps to reduce your overall energy usage and reduce your environmental impact.

Routeco have a range of power monitoring products available to buy.

Our experts are on hand to help and provide advice about choosing the right solution for your application.

Power monitoring devices

Allen-Bradley energy monitoring products provide information on how much power is used, what your major loads are, when the most electric power is used, how much it costs and the quality of the power.

Power meters or power quality

These devices can be installed on individual pieces of equipment or on the main electrical panel for a facility. They collect data about voltage, current, and power factor, and they can also monitor for other parameters, such as frequency and harmonics.

Software-based power monitoring solutions

These solutions typically collect data from a network of power monitoring devices and then present the data in a graphical format. This makes it easy to identify trends and problems.

Browse Routeco's power monitoring range here.

Get in touch with your account manager by completing the form below and we’ll help find the best solution to help you with power monitoring – a powerful tool that can help you improve the reliability, efficiency, and safety of your power supply while saving money and reducing your environmental footprint.




Posted: 09/05/2023 10:36:18 by Leah McLaurin | with 0 comments