System Description elproMONITOR, ECOLOG-PRO and ECOLOG-NET

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In the interest of our clientele, we reserve the right to make changes due to technical advances. Therefore, schematics, descriptions and scope of delivery may be changed without prior notice. This manual is valid as of version 2017.

Liability

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  • In general, the legal provisions of Switzerland apply. The place of jurisdiction is the district court of Werdenberg-Sarganserland.

Warranty

  • The warranty obligations are limited, at ELPRO-BUCHS AG's discretion, to the repair, refund of the purchase price, repair free of charge or replacement of a defective product returned to ELPRO-BUCHS AG or a reseller approved by ELPRO-BUCHS AG within the warranty period.

  • There is no entitlement to free "on-site customer support" by an employee of ELPRO-BUCHS AG.

  • The warranty extends only to the original purchaser or end user and customers of a reseller authorized by ELPRO-BUCHS AG.

  • Resellers approved by ELPRO-BUCHS AG are not authorized to provide a greater or other warranty on behalf of ELPROBUCHS AG.

  • ELPRO-BUCHS AG grants a warranty period of 24 months on the following new products:

    • Data logger

    • Brackets

    • Accessories, except sensors and third-party products

  • This warranty applies to material defects or production defects.

  • ELPRO-BUCHS AG grants a warranty period of 6 months for the following products and services:

    • All service work and repairs

    • Temperature sensors

    • Humidity sensors

  • ELPRO-BUCHS AG grants a warranty period of 90 days that the medium on which the software product was delivered is free from defects in material and workmanship under normal conditions. The software product conforms in all material respects to the operating instructions and the information in the help file.

  • The warranty does not apply to consumables, disposable batteries or any other product which, in the opinion of ELPRO-BUCHS Ltd:

    • abused

    • changed

    • replaced by a wrong product

    • has been operated and damaged outside the specification due to accident or operating or handling conditions.

  • Wear and tear, cable breakage and corrosion cannot be claimed under warranty.

  • For third-party products, ELPRO-BUCHS AG grants at most the warranty period of the manufacturer.

  • For discontinued products, ELPRO-BUCHS AG provides warranty work and customer support only for a limited period of time.

  • Warranty repairs are generally only carried out at the factory (ELPRO-BUCHS AG) or at an agency recognized by the factory.

  • ELPRO-BUCHS AG does not provide any warranty regarding the standard or SCS calibration of the data loggers and sensors. The specified data correspond to the situation during the calibration process

Software

  • The software products of ELPRO-BUCHS AG are subject to internal quality regulations and are regularly validated within the factory. In the event of any program errors, bypassing the error is considered as elimination.

  • Software operating instructions do not contain instructions on the basic operation of a computer or on basic functions of the Windows® operating system. For information on how to operate your computer or operating system, please refer to the appropriate manuals for your computer.

Data loggers, sensors and accessories

  • ELPRO-BUCHS AG uses the highest quality standards and a certified quality management system according to ISO 9001 for the production of data loggers and their accessories.

  • For information on the operation of the data loggers and their accessories, please refer to the corresponding product documentation provided by ELPRO-BUCHS AG.

  • When installing data loggers, sensors and accessories, the locally applicable installation regulations must be observed.

  • For applications in potentially explosive atmospheres, the zone assignment specified by ELPRO-BUCHS AG as well as the application and safety instructions must be strictly observed.

  • In the event of a warranty claim, the customer will receive a repair cost estimate from ELPRO-BUCHS AG in order to issue the appropriate authorization before work commences.

  • Transport costs for a repair at ELPRO-BUCHS AG will be borne by the customer. DAP (value added tax) will be borne by ELPROBUCHS AG.

  • ELPRO-BUCHS AG reserves the right to charge the purchaser for costs of repairs/parts replacement.

  • After repair, the product will be returned to the buyer with return shipping charges billed to the buyer (FOB shipping location).

Trademark

  • All listed company and product names and their trademarks are the protected property of their respective owners.

CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS TO THIS PRODUCT WILL VOID THE ETSI / FCC APPROVAL TO OPERATE THIS PRODUCT. THIS PRODUCT COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC REGULATIONS AND RSS-210 INDUSTRY CANADA. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: (1) THE PROUDUCT MUST NOT CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE. (2) THE PROUDUCT MUST ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.

  • This product is subject to CE marking.

  • The manufacturer guarantees the conformity of this product to the corresponding directives: EN 61000-6-2 : 2001 and EN 61000-6-4 : 2001

  • FCC ID: Z45-E11645398

  • IC: 9954A-E11645398

  • This product must be disposed of in accordance with WEEE (Waste electrical and electronic equipment, 2002/ 96/EC)!


1. Introduction to elproMONITOR

This application is used for monitoring, displaying and archiving the sensor data of the I/O modules (ECOLOG-PRO, ECOLOG-NET) and for forwarding alarm messages.

The following functions are part of the elproMONITOR application:

  • Configuration

  • Calibration

  • Monitor sensors and record measured values

  • Alarm monitoring

  • Audit Trail

Together with elproMONITOR the following software packages are used:

The following module series with network connection (Ethernet) can be used with elproMONITOR:

1.1 Starting elproMONITOR

1.1.2 Log in

Starting the software

  1. Enter username

  2. Enter password

  3. Click "LOGIN" button

Database settings

  • Session Time
    Time period after the last action of the user, until the automatic logout from elproMONITOR.

1.1.3 User Interface

After the successful login, elproMONITOR changes to the start window divided into 4 areas.

I - Menu bar

  • Click on the ELPRO logo to open the elproMONITOR info window... with the current product version and program version.

The following information is displayed right-aligned in the menu bar:

  • Load..: Reference to a loading process (e.g. when updating the measured values).

  • Currently set time zone (UTC +/- hh:mm)

  • Logout from elproMONITOR by clicking on Logout (Manadant/user)

  • Currently logged in client/user (optional, e.g. DevMonitor/admin) or user (e.g. admin) is displayed.

II - Overview column for groups, filters and settings

Here, depending on the selected overview, the following functionalities are displayed:

  • "Monitor": Selection option for all sensors and the sensor groups defined under Settings → Sensor groups.

  • "Calibration": Filter for active and all calibrations, filter by date and filter by calibration number

  • "Deviations": Filter for Active or Unacknowledged Deviations, Filter by Date, Filter by Incident Number, Filter by Sensor Alarms, Sensor Warnings, Sensor Malfunctions and System Malfunctions.

  • "Settings" Selection option for setting to devices, profiles, the program and the user.

III - Detail column

This area contains all information about the groups, filters or settings selected in the overview column.

The detail column consists of a column title (group 1) and the column content adapted to the selected overview (e.g. sensor, I/O module, alarm profile, value, status, etc.) as a table.

The following functionalities can be executed in the table:

A. Selection of all rows of the table for the execution of applicable functions (see IV).
B. Selection of single or several specific lines on which applicable functions (see IV) can be executed.
C. Sorting the column in ascending or descending order. The sorting process is triggered by a mouse click on the column title.
D. Functions that are executed directly on the corresponding line regardless of the line selection (see A or B).

IV - Applicable functions

Depending on the selected overview, different functionalities can be executed here.

Page by page scrolling

In some overviews with large amounts of data in the table, the selection (Forward | Back) allows scrolling down or up the table page by page.

1.1.4 Confirmations

Actions performed are confirmed with a message related to the action.

Successful

The desired action is performed

Warning

Warnings are notices about the current action that has not yet been performed.

Error

Errors can be caused by wrong or missing entries and are generally displayed for the whole selection and/or if possible directly at the field concerned.

1.2 System Requirements and Specifications

For details on system requirements see ELPRO Shop:
>> System requirements for ECOLOG Unlimited with elproMONITOR software

1.3 Licensing of the Software

>> Installation Guide elproMONITOR

2. ECOLOG-PRO Modules

The I/O modules (communication modules) are the link between the monitoring software elproMONITOR and the measuring modules. The measuring modules with their sensor and contact inputs record the plant data and alarms are triggered by the digital output modules. The channels of the ECOLOG-PRO modules can only be configured when the associated I/O module is recognized by elproMONITOR. Mixed operation with ECOLOG-NET data logger is possible. Two basic types of I/O modules can be distinguished on the basis of the connection to elproMONITOR:

  • I/O modules directly connected via Ethernet

  • wireless I/O modules connected via a bridge (ECOLOG-PRO RBR)

2.1 Application Notes and Device Data

Power supply unit

Observe the safety and application instructions for the power supply unit. Only operate the device with the supplied power supply unit. An incorrect power supply unit can damage the device. Replace defective or damaged power supply units.

Cleaning

 

For cleaning, use only a slightly damp cloth and never use thinner, benzine, alcohol or other cleaning agents, as these can damage the housing.

Environmental conditions

  • Before commissioning, the modules must be at room temperature!

  • Outside the specified limits, the functions are no longer guaranteed. Environment 0 °C..40 °C, 10 %rH..90 %rH, non-condensing.

  • Protection class IP20

Housing material

ABS

Housing type

Top-hat rail housing

Housing mass

200 gram

2.1 Ethernet I/O Modules and System Bus of Measuring Modules

The ECOLOG-PRO LBR can be extended by adding measuring modules via the system bus. The data transmission to the elproMONITOR is done via the integrated Ethernet interface.

 

 

The minimum configuration consists of one I/O module (e.g. ECOLOG-PRO LBR) and one measuring module (e.g. ECOLOG-PRO 4PT). Further modules can be added at the end of the measuring module chain.

After installation and configuration of the channels (sensors, DI, DO), the sequence of the connected measuring modules to the communication module ECOLOG-PRO LBR is stored in elproMONITOR. The following adjustments during operation are possible:

  • Replacement of the ECOLOG-PRO LBR communication module

  • Replacement of a measuring module of the same type at the same position in the measuring module chain.

  • Removing a single measuring module

  • Adding a measuring module at the end of the measuring module chain

2.1.1 ECOLOG-PRO LBR Communication Module

The ECOLOG-PRO LBR is the communication and power supply module. It has 1 Ethernet and 1 power supply connection. It is used for communication of remote modules with elproMONITOR, installed either on ECOLOG-PRO BASE or a server provided by the customer, via the Ethernet network. The power supply of the connected ECOLOG-PRO measurement modules is provided via the system bus. The I/O module does not contain any measurement parameters that can be recorded with elproMONITOR. It is not listed in the list of modules, but must be recorded as an I/O module in elproMONITOR.

Further information on connection and parameterization:
>> ECOLOG-PRO LBR communication module

2.1.2 Measuring Module PT100 - ECOLOG-PRO 4PT

The ECOLOG-PRO 4PT is the measuring module for temperature. The module has 4 inputs for PT100 temperature sensors for temperature recording between -200°C and 200°C. Pt100 sensors are used as temperature sensors. It has an internal memory with a capacity of 10'000 measured values. For operation it is connected to an ECOLOG-PRO LBR module.

Further information on connection and parameterization:
>> Measuring module PT100 - ECOLOG-PRO 4PT

2.1.3 Measuring Module 4-20mA - ECOLOG-PRO 4MA

The ECOLOG-PRO 4MA is the measuring module for analog signals. The module has 4 inputs for 4..20 mA standard signals. The monitored transmitters can be powered by the module or an external power supply. It has an internal memory with a capacity of 10'000 measured values. For operation it is connected to an ECOLOG-PRO LBR module.

 

Further information on connection and parameterization:
>> Measuring module 4-20mA - ECOLOG-PRO 4MA

2.1.4 Measuring Module T/rH - ECOLOG-PRO 2TH

ECOLOG-PRO 2TH is the measuring module for temperature and humidity. 2 T/rh sensors can be connected to the module. It has an internal memory with a capacity of 10'000 measured values. For operation it is connected to an ECOLOG-PRO LBR module.

Further information on connection and parameterization:
>> Measuring module T/rh - ECOLOG-PRO 2TH

2.1.5 Measuring Module Contact Inputs - ECOLOG-PRO 4DI

The ECOLOG-PRO 4DI is the module with 4 contact inputs (digital inputs) of the ECOLOG-PRO system. The monitored contacts are powered by the module. It has an internal memory with a capacity of 10'000 measured values. For operation it is connected to an ECOLOG-PRO LBR module.

Further information on connection and parameterization:
>> Measuring module contact inputs - ECOLOG-PRO 4DI

2.1.6 Measuring Module Contact Outputs - ECOLOG-PRO 4DO

ECOLOG-PRO 4DO is the module with 4 alarm outputs (digital outputs) of the ECOLOG-PRO system. . It has an internal memory with a capacity of 10'000 measured values. For operation it is connected to an external power supply and connected to an ECOLOG-PRO LBR module.

Further information on connection and parameterization:
>> Measuring module contact outputs - ECOLOG-PRO 4DO

2.2 Wireless ECOLOG-PRO Radio I/O Modules with Integrated Measuring Module

The wireless ECOLOG-PRO Radio I/O Modules ECOLOG-PRO 1NTR, ECOLOG-PRO 2PTR and ECOLOG-PRO 1THR each have a fixed measuring module integrated and cannot be extended. The wireless I/O modules are connected via a so-called radio bridge ECOLOG-PRO RBR. The ECOLOG-PRO RBR acts as a pure gateway between the wireless data transmission via 868/915 MHz between radio bridge and I/O module and the connection to the elproMONITOR via LAN.

2.2.1 ECOLOG-PRO RBR Communication Module

The ECOLOG-PRO RBR is a communication module that acts as a gateway between wireless I/O modules. It has 1 Ethernet, 1 power supply connector and a radio antenna for wireless communication. It is used to communicate remote wireless radio I/O modules with elproMONITOR, installed either on ECOLOG-PRO BASE or a customer provided server, via Ethernet network. Up to 50 wireless radio I/O modules can be connected per ECOLOG-PRO RBR. The ECOLOG-PRO RBR module does not contain any measurement parameters which can be recorded with elproMONITOR. It is not listed in the list of modules, but the module ID and the network ID of the ECOLOG-PRO RBR via which it is connected are listed with the wireless I/O modules.

Further information on connection and parameterization:
>> ECOLOG-PRO RBR communication module

2.2.2 Wireless Measuring Module NTC ECOLOG-PRO 1NTR

 

ECOLOG-PRO 1NTR is a wireless radio I/O module with integrated measuring module for temperature. The module has 1 integrated NTC temperature sensors for temperature recording between -35°C and 50°C. It has an internal memory with a capacity of 14'800 readings. For operation, an ECOLOG-PRO RBR communication module is required as a gateway.

Further information on connection and parameterization:
>> wireless measuring module NTC ECOLOG-PRO 1NTR

2.2.3 Wireless Measuring Module PT100 ECOLOG-PRO 2PTR

ECOLOG-PRO 2PTR is a wireless radio I/O module with integrated measuring module for temperature. The module has 2 inputs for PT100 temperature sensors for temperature recording between -200°C and 200°C. PT100 sensors are used as temperature sensors. It has an internal memory with a capacity of 43’000 measured values. An ECOLOG-PRO RBR gateway is required for operation.

Further information on connection and parameterization:
>> wireless measuring module PT100 ECOLOG-PRO 2PTR

2.2.4 wireless Measuring Module T/rH ECOLOG-PRO 1THR

 

ECOLOG-PRO 1THR is a wireless radio I/O module with integrated measuring module for temperature and humidity. 1 T/rh sensors can be connected to the module. It has an internal memory with a capacity of 43’000 measured values. An ECOLOG-PRO RBR gateway is required for operation.

Further information on connection and parameterization:
>> wireless measuring module T/rH ECOLOG-PRO 1THR

3. ECOLOG-NET Data Logger

The ECOLOG-NET data loggers are designated as I/O modules in the monitoring software elproMONITOR. The functionality realized in ECOLOG-PRO in the separate communication module is directly integrated in the ECOLOG-NET loggers. The ECOLOG-NET loggers with their sensors and digital inputs record the plant data. Before using the ECOLOG-NET loggers, they must be programmed with the elproLOG ANALYZE software.

3.1 ECOLOG-NET LP4 Data Logger

The ECOLOG-NET LP4 is a 4-channel logger for recording temperatures with PT100 sensors. The data logger has 4 inputs for PT100 temperature sensors for temperature recording between -200°C and 200°C. The temperature sensors are PT100 sensors. PT100 sensors are used as temperature sensors. It has an internal memory with a capacity of 64'000 readings. The logger communicates directly with elproMONITOR via the Ethernet network.

Further information on connection and parameterization:
>> EL6006E Operating Instructions ECOLOG-NET LP4

3.1 ECOLOG-NET LA8 Data Logger

The ECOLOG-NET LA8 is an 8-channel logger for recording 4-20mA signals. The data logger has 8 inputs for 4-20 mA standard signals. It has an internal memory with a capacity of 64'000 measured values. The logger communicates directly with elproMONITOR via the Ethernet network.

Further information on connection and parameterization:
>> EL6005E Operating Instructions ECOLOG-NET LA8

3.1 ECOLOG-NET LR8 Data Logger

The ECOLOG-NET LR8 is a wireless system consisting of the ECOLOG-NET LR8 wireless logger for recording data from up to 8 wireless sensors. It has an internal memory with a capacity of 64,000 readings. The logger communicates directly with elproMONITOR via the Ethernet network.

Further information on connection and parameterization:
>> EL6007E Operating Instructions ECOLOG-NET LR8

4. Alarm Interface LAN

The 2 channel alarm interface LAN, is directly controlled by elproMONITOR.

 

 


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