The Messenger GMU8120 Remote Monitoring Unit checks equipment operations in hard-to-reach and environmentally challenging locations and reports data, as well as emergency conditions, in a variety of formats – cell phone, text, email or computer. Configurable with industry standard 0-5V, 4-20mA or dry contact sensors that detect temperature, pressure, voltage, vibration and other parameters, the Messenger 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, reducing the need to dispatch a technician.
“Serving as part of a predictive maintenance solution, the Messenger GMU 8120 Remote Monitoring Unit helps avoid equipment failures and poor performing assets by predicting and preventing equipment failures,” notes Steve Sanislo, President, Global Monitoring. “Companies with equipment at remotely located or unattended facilities will find the RMU useful in monitoring equipment status on a 24/7 basis without the deployment of operational personnel at distant sites or where it may even be impossible to access facility assets.” In addition to reporting equipment conditions, the Messenger™ performs a wide range of control, communication and input processing tasks. It can 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. While other monitoring systems require the use of proprietary and costly monitoring services or communication networks, the Messenger gives you the option to use a web-based reporting service, while also delivering data to your computer or vocalizing information through your phone or sending a report to your fax. Based on phone-line based communications, the Messenger Remote Monitoring Unit avoids firewalls and other IT issues that complicate operations. Communications problem related to Internet-based systems often require a technician that must visit the remote site to resolve the problem. Except for bandwidth, this phone-line based monitoring system can mimic the functionality offered by IP and wireless communications. Information can be accessed through a browser or smart phone app, with data interfaced with cloud-based mapping and database services.