News

» » Article: Connectivity Helps Maintenance Using 3g Cellular Network

5/28/2019

Article: Connectivity helps maintenance using 3G cellular network

Bruno Albuquerque

Key Account Executive

 

Data importance has increased drastically recently. Its management and reliability has become the foremost concern in most companies - which is very understandable - once most decisions are data-driven. Data must be safe, easily accessible and displayed in a friendly way, so that action can be taken without hesitation.

Industry has been gaining productivity with the advances in data acquisition and communication systems, being able to perform predictive maintenance or acting in processes remotely based in data.

 

LogBox Connect

 

NOVUS has recently launched a new data logger family - the LogBox Connect. It provides wireless connectivity to field signals and devices while offering ease of integration with Cloud systems and alarming capability.

The LogBox Connect comes in three different versions - 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy. These can fulfill connectivity and data acquisition needs of any application.

In this article we will review a case study using the LogBox 3G, explaining its advantages and usage within the industry in any segment.

 

Case study - Remote water pump station control

 

Let's imagine the following scenario: A company has 3 remote sites in nearby towns and in each of these sites there is one water pump station that must be monitored and controlled. The important variables are: Water tank level, flow and the pump status. There is no cabled internet connection in these sites and they are very far from each other. These pumps need to be controlled from both the office and from maintenance engineers' mobile phone. These engineers will eventually need to turn the pumps on or off from their mobiles. It is desired that all sites could be monitored from a based monitoring system displaying important alarms and variables.

 

Value proposition

 

The solution offered would integrate a LogBox 3G in each of the sites to provide connectivity and control for the pumps while the NOVUS Cloud platform will display relevant data in a user-friendly way.

The flow, level and status sensors are connected directly to the LogBox via its analogue and digital built-in inputs. Its digital output is connected to a contactor that can switch on or off the water pump.

 

The LogBox 3G requires a SIM card to connect to the internet and send SMS alarms. It will record data locally and then send this data to the Cloud system periodically. In case internet connection is lost, the device will keep the data in its internal memory until the connection is back on.

 

SMS alarms are sent to the maintenance team in case level is too low or too high. It happens also if the water flow is not according to the specified. In case any alarming situation happens, the maintenance team can switch the pump station on or off via SMS command while they travel to the location to perform maintenance.

 

The NOVUS Cloud portal can be used to access historical data, display variables from all sites or to configure the devices assigned to the portal. This is a safe environment to store your data, password protected and with defined user's hierarchy. Most importantly, it can be accessed from wherever! NOVUS Cloud portal is free of charge for LogBox Connect users. Besides this, the LogBox 3G can be easily configured using a PC through its USB. There is no need for expensive cables or software - it is all free of charge and available for download at NOVUS website.

Share:

More news

DigiGate Profibus - Modbus to Profibus Protocol Converter

8/3/2021

DigiGate Profibus is a useful corverter that reads Modbus data and translates it into Profibus protocol. Its parameters are easily configured through the DigiConfig application. DigiGate can read and convert data from slave devices on the Modbus network, providing efficient control of your Profibus network.

NOVUS Metrology Lab: quality that comes from the factory

7/27/2021

Our laboratory is recognized in more than 70 countries through the ILAC acreditation, which guarantees the total standardization of processes, technical competence, always updated standardized methodology and expression of calibration results within the requirements of the ISO / IEC 17025 standard.

Learn more about the RHT temperature and humidity transmitters

7/19/2021

The RHT-P10 and RHT-XS transmitter series incorporate the best high accuracy and great stability relative humidity and temperature sensors.

LogBox 3G with GPS ensures data security and allows real-time monitoring

7/12/2021

NOVUS IoT devices can be used in the most diverse situations that require reliable data supervision and that can be accessed at any time and place. By having GPS, it becomes the ideal device for use in transportation, enabling real-time monitoring of the route and data auditing with geolocation.

Looking for a high performance PID controller? We have N2000

7/6/2021

N2000 process controller has a universal input that accepts most sensors and signals used in the industry, as well as RS485 serial communication with Modbus RTU protocol.