OMICRON Magazine

deAr reAderS, Our cover article, “Discover the newest stars in Test Universe 4.00” on page 6 explores the newest stars in our Test Universe, the high-performance PC software for operating CMC test sets. So feel free to read more about how we have incorpo- rated our long-standing protection testing expertise into this latest version of our software. Furthermore, you can hear feedback from our customers in more than 160 countries that will undoubtedly reflect your own testing requirements and enable you to achieve even higher degrees of automation and standardization. Speaking of stars – did you ever wonder how a star is born? A star is born when atoms of light elements are squeezed under enough pressure for their nuclei to undergo fusion. All stars are the result of a balance of forces: the force of gravity compresses atoms in interstellar gas until a fusion reaction begins. And once this fusion reaction begins, the atoms exert outward pressure. (Richard Brill, associate professor at Honolulu Community College) New stars are not the only thing in Test Universe: we’d also like to show you how StationScout helps you to reduce the increasing complexity of Protection, Automation and Control (PAC) in Substation Automation Systems (SAS) (page 18). You can also discover how easily on-line partial discharge (PD) measurements and temporary PD monitoring have been combined into our new MONTESTO 200 portable system (page 10). If you’re interested in “more power”, don’t miss our article “Smaller, lighter and more powerful” on page 22. Here you can gain further insight into our newest solution for testing rotating machines. Find out about the unique advantages offered by our new CP TD15 + CP CR600 accessories for off -line insulation testing on rotating machines. Enjoy reading! patricia Marte Editor-in-chief OMICRON Magazine OMICRON electronics GmbH, Oberes Ried 1, 6833 Klaus (AT) OMICRON electronics GmbH up! consulting, Ruggell (FL) OMICRON electronics GmbH, (p.6–8, 14–15, 26–27, 30, 35–38, 41–42, 45, 47), Adobe Stock (p. 37), Tan Delta Electric Corporation (p.44), Shutterstock (p. 46) publisher responsible for content editorial team and implementation picture credits e-mail to the editorial team 2