Transformers are commonly used to regulate voltage levels. They are used to step down the voltage level from high voltage transmission lines to transmit electrical power to local feeders. From local feeders, electricity is distributed to buildings in the same residential area.
Distribution transformers are at the heart of power networks and for many large businesses, their sites have been around for years. However, as technology advances, this is one area that has been left in the dark and avoided the massive revolution known as Industry 4.0, referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Industry 4.0 champions the connectivity of machines to transfer data and provide insight into optimizing operations.
These increased efficiencies are perhaps best demonstrated by the fact that amorphous core transformers can provide 75% lower core losses than CRGO transformers. This reduces energy wasted through load and no-load losses, saving up to 3% in energy consumption when replacing aging transformers.