What ImpulseCheck offers
Keeping the pulse of your system
Status reports at the push of a button
Using digital added values and services
Have a look at real measurement results
As part of our product development program, surge protective devices are subjected to surge currents and transient overvoltages during testing. The testing systems in our laboratory are able to generate surge currents and surge voltages with different pulse shapes. An ImpulseCheck is installed on one of these test systems. This device provides data for our demo system.
Gain an overview of the user interface and functions of the ImpulseAnalytics application and test our demo system.
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Exploring new paths – ImpulseCheck
ImpulseCheck redefines the way surge protective devices and the system's EMC are monitored. Familiarize yourself with our assistance system for surge protection.
The early warning system for the control cabinet: ImpulseCheck
Interview on the assistance system for surge protection at the Hanover Fair with the product managers for ImpulseCheck and PROFICLOUD.
ImpulseCheck – Assistant system for surge protection
ImpulseCheck detects the load of your surge protective devices and the installation caused by transient overvoltages and surge currents. The animation briefly describes the assistance system for surge protection.
ImpulseCheck – Installation and Start-up
We accompanied the installation and start-up of an ImpulseCheck with the camera. The video clearly shows the necessary steps to integrate a ImpulseCheck into your system.
ImpulseCheck – Installation and Start-up
ImpulseCheck is the first assistance system for surge protection in the mains protection sector. In addition to the basic functionality, this video shows the steps required to integrate a ImpulseCheck into PROFICLOUD.
ImpulseAnalytics, the PROFICLOUD application for ImpulseCheck
ImpulseAnalytics is the application in PROFICLOUD that processes, analyzes and visualizes all ImpulseCheck data. This video gives you a deeper insight into the application. In addition, this video explains how communication between ImpulseCheck and PROFICLOUD is structured.
At home in your industry – Selected applications
ImpulseCheck is ideally suited for use in highly complex or difficult-to-access systems that in turn require a high degree of availability to avert the high costs associated with downtimes or avoid delaying critical operational processes.
Thanks to the PROFICLOUD connection, the state of health (SoH) of the protective devices and, thus, the status of the entire system, can be accessed any time, anywhere. Your benefit ─ Maintenance can be planned even more efficiently.
Here is a small selection of examples that lend themselves to the assistance system for surge protection.
ImpulseCheck in detail
Method of operation
Connection and communication
Configuration via web-based management
ImpulseAnalytics application in PROFICLOUD
Consistent security concept
High level of availability with maximum security
Become a part of the innovation!
Be one of 100 exclusive ImpulseCheck product testers
ImpulseCheck is the first assistance system for surge protection in the field of mains protection. In addition to monitoring the surge protective devices, ImpulseCheck also provides a simple and comprehensive analysis of EMC systems.
Quickly apply now to become a product tester and receive a free ImpulseCheck starter set with power supply so you can discover a new era of system monitoring with the assistance system for surge protection.
Intelligent assistance system for surge protection ─ ImpulseCheck
ImpulseCheck is the first assistance system for surge protection in the field of mains protection. The system consists of the IPCH-4X-PCL-TCP-24DC-UT pulse measuring device, a corresponding number of sensors and the ImpulseAnalytics application in PROFICLOUD.
The measurement data is transmitted via an encrypted Internet connection in accordance with the TLS 1.2 standard. You can temporarily start a local web server for network settings on the device, such as static or dynamic IP (DHCP) or proxy configurations. In normal operation, the device does not disclose any open ports, which means maximum security. Any software updates necessary in the future will be made available automatically.
The measurement data is stored permanently in the PROFICLOUD in order to calculate long-term effects on the protective device and to identify systematic malfunctions in the system. Only anonymized data which, in accordance with GDPR, does not enable the identification of persons, is used for the continuous improvement of the aging algorithms and for general statistical purposes.
Yes. For the analysis of the system EMC, the sensors can, for example, be mounted on the feed-in lines of a system in order to detect transient overvoltages and surge currents there. With the appropriate expertise, this measurement data can be used to draw far-reaching conclusions regarding the system EMC.
No. The transient overvoltages are detected through capacitive measurement via the sensors mounted on the cables. The process is optimized for transient overvoltages. Flickers and harmonics are not within the detection frequency range. Other devices, such as the EMpro energy measuring devices, are suitable for measuring flickers and harmonics.
A key role of ImpulseCheck is determining the load on an SPD (surge protective device). This makes it possible to draw conclusions on its state of health (SoH).
The algorithms established for estimating the aging behavior can be continuously improved through empirical data. By permanently storing the measurement data in the PROFICLOUD, all users can benefit from this continuous improvement of the algorithms, even if ImpulseCheck has been installed for a number of years. As soon as an improved algorithm is available, this is integrated into the ImpulseAnalytics application. It is automatically applied to all previously available data. This makes the system absolutely future-proof, which would not be possible with a local platform not connected to the cloud.
The REST interface of the ImpulseAnalytics application enables all data to be called up and further processed at any time. Furthermore, there is a simple function available for exporting the entire measurement data for selected individual events for your own evaluations.
No. ImpulseCheck can be used with any SPD from any manufacturer. The measurement and representation of the load caused by transient overvoltages and surge currents does not depend on the type of SPD. However, statements on the state of health (SoH) and recommendations for the predictive replacement of the surge protection can only be made for surge protective devices from Phoenix Contact, because this requires detailed knowledge of the internal design and structure of the SPD.
The ImpulseAnalytics PROFICLOUD application is subject to continuous development and improvement. Your contact partner in sales will be happy to answer any enquiries regarding the interpretation of any outstanding events. However, it is not possible to guarantee the prompt and comprehensive processing of all enquiries.
No. It is not possible to determine the previous load of an older SPD. The highly nonlinear behavior of the components installed in SPDs means that a retroactive calculation based on current measurement data is not possible. Making a forecast of the aging based on the date of installation is also impossible, because aging is primarily caused by individual events – the frequency of which is unknown.
Each SPD to be monitored requires an ImpulseCheck device.
A volume discount is not currently provided as a standard. Please contact your partner in sales regarding this.
For connection to the PROFICLOUD, the device must be able to reach the configured DNS server or that assigned by the DHCP server. Furthermore, the device communicates with the proficloud.net domain via ports 443 and 8488. It is also possible to use an HTTP proxy server with “basic” authentication.
Become a part of the innovation!
Be one of 100 exclusive ImpulseCheck product testers and take advantage of special benefits.
ImpulseCheck is the first assistance system for surge protection in the field of mains protection. In addition to monitoring the surge protective devices, ImpulseCheck also provides a simple and comprehensive analysis of the system's EMC. Quickly apply now to become a product tester and receive a free ImpulseCheck starter set with power supply so you can discover a new era of system monitoring with the assistance system for surge protection.
Information on participation
Be one of 100 exclusive ImpulseCheck customers. As a product tester, you benefit from special advantages.
ImpulseCheck is the first assistance system for surge protection in the field of mains protection. In addition to monitoring the surge protective devices, ImpulseCheck also provides a simple and comprehensive analysis of the system's EMC. Use the enclosed form to quickly and simply explain your interesting application and get the opportunity to receive one of 100 free ImpulseCheck starter sets. After we have received your application, you will get an answer at short notice if you have been chosen as an exclusive product tester.
The chosen customers will get the starter set from the responsible Phoenix Contact subsidiary. The ImpulseCheck starter set includes the following items and services:
- 1 x Order No.: 1045379 IPCH-4X-PCL-TCP-24DC-UT – ImpulseCheck hardware
- 4 x Order No.: 1069191 IPCH-SC-3.0 – Sensor cable with 3 m cable length
- 1 x Order No.: 2904597 QUINT-PS /1AC/24DC/1.3/SC – Power supply
- 1 x Order No.: 2891385 FL CAT6 PATCH 1.0 – Ethernet patch cable 1 m
- Free use of the ImpulseAnalytics application in PROFICLOUD for 2 years
Any personal data which you provide to us is exclusively used for corresponding with you and is only collected, processed and stored for the purposes you intended when submitting the data. In addition, we are going to use this data to update our data base and, provided that it is legally permissible, we want to use this data to send you occasional offers and to inform you about new products, services, and other items that might be of interest to you. You may revoke your consent regarding the use of your personal data by simply contacting us, for example by sending an email to email@example.com.
Participating in the exclusive product test, you agree to share your experiences with us via a short survey, approximately 6 month after the starter kit was send to you. Furthermore, you declare your consent for us to use the collected, anonymized technical data for the following purposes:
- Scientific documentation
- For product improvements
- To improve services
- Anonymized use of the application and data for publications
The application period for the free ImpulseCheck product test is limited to 100 starter sets. It starts on March 15, 2019 and will end on December 31, 2019 at the latest.
For any question that may occur during the product test, please refer to our e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to thank you for your suggestions, questions, and for your interest.