CMC Industrial Electronics (Canada), represented by Dominion Electronics in Australia, offers a web server using Rabbit’s RCM2250 RabbitCore, for monitoring an industrial facility.
There are plenty of tasks involved in keeping track of an entire manufacturing plant or the different mechanical systems in a building. Sometimes, problems are missed that lead to delays, and ultimately cost the company time and money.
Traditional systems approached the problem by using a PC to directly interact with the sensors and other devices. The PC required special software to configure and collect data from the system. The PC was the only Human-Machine Interface (HMI) device, so users had to travel to the PC’s dedicated location to check on the system.
CMC Industrial Electronics (Canada) has developed a streamlined solution that could configure and display a large network of sensors and would allow users to view monitoring data over the internet using a PC at any location, without requiring additional software.
CMC Industrial Electronics (Canada) has developed a web-server with Rabbit’s RCM2250 RabbitCore. The web-server provides a Modbus TCP/IP interface that allows data from up to 256 sensors to be managed and accessed over the internet from any PC.
This HMI system is comprised of a digital bus backbone to which all the sensors connect through a 1-Wire connection. Sensor data is then converted to a Modbus network. The web-server also manages an extensive sensor alarm system including email alerts.