Global Monitoring of Springfield, Pa., releases the Messenger GMU8120 remote monitoring unit, which checks equipment operations in hard-to-reach and environmentally challenging locations and reports data, as well as emergency conditions, in a variety of formats such as cell phone, text, E-mail or computer, according to the company.
Configurable with industry standard 0-5V, 4-20mA or dry contact sensors that detect temperature, pressure, voltage, vibration and other parameters, the product creates a database of vital conditions that can be integrated into predictive maintenance programs. Using historical and current data, facilities can determine when to do equipment maintenance, inspections, cleaning or repairs.
The Messenger also sends early warning signals of emergency conditions to pre-programmed telephone numbers to notify key personnel of any anomaly. Using the remote control capabilities of the remote monitoring unit, users can start, stop or reset equipment.
It can also totalize flow through a pipe, track run-time hours of a pump, check environmental conditions, regulate temperatures and even remotely reboot a computer or PLC.