A wind-equipment manufacturer will presents its new Meteo-40 data logger and its online platform AmmonitOR with significantly improved monitoring features. The Meteo-40 and AmmonitOR are closely connected. Using both products, operators can monitor measurement systems while at their desk. The products will be on display at Husum.
The enhanced data logger is aimed at SCADA applications. The new version is equipped with a RS485 interface which is switchable between full and half-duplex for SCADA-data transmission. The data logger supports the Modbus communication protocols Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP. “Looking at the complete SCADA package including hardware and software, Meteo-40 can be combined with nearly every SCADA system on the market”, says Ammonit Managing Director Vincent Camier.
The new version of the data logger comes with an Ethernet slot as a replacement for the RS232 slot. Thus, external devices such as routers or outdoor cameras can be connected directly to the data logger for monitoring tasks.
Also, the company presents its online platform AmmonitOR which is used to monitor measurement campaigns 24/7 via internet access. AmmonitOR does not require a direct connection between PC and data logger. AmmonitOR shows all important project information at a glance. Measurement data can be displayed in diagrams, for example, correlation profiles, shadow zone plots, or turbulence intensity profiles. To check data quality, users can set configurable filters to detect measurement errors or deviations from standard values. Hence, operators can promptly organise maintenance work, should problems with the measurement system occur. AmmonitOR also offers the possibility to create PDF reports, which show all necessary details of the resource assessment campaign as well as measurement data in diagrams. Users can choose from compact, standard, or detailed reports.
To reliably transmit measurement data, the communication system has to work properly. The new Connection Log tool in AmmonitOR allows monitoring the online availability of Meteo-40 data loggers. Referring to the displayed online periods, users can work out the scheduled online periods, for example, to connect directly to the data logger for configuration purposes or to perform software upgrades. Connection Log does not require any measurement data. Only the data logger which should be monitored has to be registered in AmmonitOR. Users can decide on which server their measurement data should be uploaded via FTP or SCP – emailing data is also possible. Visitors to HUSUM WindEnergy will find Ammonit in Hall 4, Stand E04.
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