The FZ300 remote monitoring unit picks up available alarm and status signals
from industrial equipment control panels. If an alarm or status change occurs
the wireless monitoring unit transmits the signal to the monitoring website
where the condition is recorded and then distributed to as many email addresses,
cell phones via text message, or pagers as you like.
Ideal for monitoring many types of industrial equipment and processes, the
FleetZOOM monitoring solution provides remote monitoring to make sure your
equipment is in top form at all times. Remote monitoring ensures critical
equipment is ready while extending life and reducing maintenance costs.
When the status of your equipment changes, notifications and alarms are
instantly sent via SMS to cell phones, pagers, PDA's and by e-mail.
The included monitoring web site service provides configuration tools, live
status, event and alarm history, maintenance and service logs, as well as
mapping to show the location and status of all of your equipment sites on one
easy to use web site!
Provides live information from the monitored equipment. Displays all monitored
signal statuses, RTU's power voltage, wireless signal strength,
ambient temperature are displayed.
Live data visualization enables equipment owners and operators to spot trends
before they become problems and confirm equipment health and performance.
Calendars to the left of the graph enable an easy to use date selection tool to
narrow or expand the range of displayed data.
Provides both summary and detailed statistical reporting for every event type
and compiles total equipment run time and all other signals monitored at the
equipment over any selected date range. Report data can be exported with a
single click using the icons above the report into a variety of formats:
spreadsheet, text, csv, xml, html. Additionally reports can be printed directly
from the website with the single click of the print icon.
The examples above are just a few equipment monitoring website
features. Please contact a product specialist using the button below to learn
about all of the equipment monitoring system features the solution provides.
Remote monitoring devices increase the value of many types of industrial equipment that
perform essential functions in the day to day operations of businesses and
government. FleetZOOM cellular telemetry solutions can be used on stationary equipment such as
generators, pumps, chillers, tanks, electrical and HVAC systems.
Mobile or remote telemetry can be applied as
an industrial equipment monitor to bulldozers, cranes, trucks, refrigerated
trailers, vans and fleet vehicles also contribute to industry all
over the world. Owners and responsible personnel
need FleetZOOM remote monitoring systems to receive immediate details about problems
with their equipment, and the location of the equipment that
needs service. But even when equipment is functioning
properly, interested personnel need
information from a remote monitoring system to stay informed of their equipment status and
location. They also need an easily accessible history of all data
from past status reports. Then they can make important decisions
based on operating intelligence
from their telemetry monitoring equipment, by allocating limited mobile resources, or
dealing with an emergency or disaster situation that calls for
efficient logistics, and quick decision making to utilize the
resources available to a business or government at any particular
moment in time.
Remote equipment monitoring has been around for
decades. Industrial equipment monitoring with alarm autodialers, PLCs (programmable logic
controllers), and wireless SCADA systems (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems with
telemetry features meet some remote device monitoring needs under very specific circumstances or applications of industrial
equipment. However, these methods of remote monitoring require too many compromises
to be cost effectively beneficial to the majority of the
applications for equipment monitoring.
Telemetry monitoring auto dialers require dedicated phone lines to
communicate with personnel. And even with dedicated phone lines, conventional
telephone based autodialers can make only one call at a time. They are also
usually limited by playing back one of a few prerecorded alarm messages. These
limitations increasingly constrain
conventional telemetry unit autodialers applied to industrial equipment to simpler
applications. As the complexity of today's equipment increases, the benefits
of a FleetZOOM FZ300 RTU come in to play since the FZ300 eliminates the need for a telephone
line. This is really important since some areas don't have phone service available,
and even in cases where phone service is available, if an autodialer is the only piece of
equipment to utilize the phone line, the monthly service costs are
prohibitive. The better
choice is a wireless industrial monitor that provides more features at a lower cost than a telephone
alarm auto dialer.
PLCs provide limited remote monitoring features, when configured
appropriately by the system integrator, that tie the PLC into the equipment
or process monitored. However, by nature PLCs require custom programming by
a specialized developer and PLC integration engineer. A combination of
ladder logic and procedural coding are typically used
to integrate wireless data telemetry to perform remote monitoring. For monitoring
applications where a PLC is already employed to control the piece
of equipment, a PLC with remote monitoring will offer the equipment
operator some needed features. But
when used as wireless monitoring equipment, a PLC is limited to simple remote monitoring
applications. Once advanced requirements such as web
accessible aggregated historical
data that a wireless data logger provides for viewing and export, or consolidated
management of multiple sites from a single interface are needed,
the PLC is a poor choice because the cost and complexity of
implementing those features will far exceed
a specialized remote wireless monitoring system.
Fully featured and properly engineered SCADA systems
provide the most options when
used for industrial telemetry, but at great cost in terms of both dollars
and integration time. Most SCADA systems are designed
from scratch as remote monitoring equipment, for one piece of equipment at a time. This takes a lot
of engineering time and manpower. Furthermore, the complexity of elaborate
custom configurations and software built for a given SCADA application
makes maintenance of the system inherently difficult. Personnel
not directly involved with the initial integration and development
will have a hard time adding features or diagnosing issues that
inevitably crop up after the personnel who performed the initial
integration are no longer available. In certain applications
these expenses and issues are justified, but for the vast
majority of industrial equipment monitoring applications, SCADA
systems are overkill and wasteful. For all but the most demanding monitoring
applications, a wireless industrial monitoring system will provide a better balance of features, cost,
Both the FleetZOOM FZ300 and
FZ400 use GPRS telemetry data links to connect and upload status,
alarm, and data acquisition cellular reports to the servers which store and provide
a web interface to the data via the monitoring website. It's worth
noting that data acquisition wireless systems like the FleetZOOM
FZ300 or FZ400 digital telemetry models,
coupled with their wireless telemetry service and monitoring websites
are full fledged telemetry systems, capable
of performing industrial remote monitoring for almost any industrial
application. industrial wireless telemetry and wireless data acquisition provide useful, real time status and alarm information
to owners and operators of industrial equipment
and processes. remote monitoring solutions provided by FleetZOOM utilize the
FZ300 or FZ400 remote wireless monitor to keep them informed of important status
changes and alarm conditions in real time.
The FleetZOOM FZ300 can
serve as a remote power monitor when ordered with its optional internal backup
battery. The status of main, or grid supplied power is
constantly monitored by the unit and reported as an alarm
(if desired) by remote power monitors and each event is stored in the system any
time the status of main or grid power changes. Data parameters and
reports can be compiled from the monitoring website over
weeks, days, months, quarters etc., to quickly tell the
equipment owner the total number of times the power has
gone out, the total amount of time it has been off and
a full list of each event and duration.
As a remote industrial monitor, the
FleetZOOM FZ300 wireless monitoring device provides power monitoring features
described above in addition to being an ideal
platform for wireless telemetry monitoring.
Digital inputs detect two signal states and they can
have different meanings depending on the
application. An industrial wireless remote monitor detects the digital input as either
on or off or in some cases high or low (referring
to the voltage of the signal). On the monitored
piece of equipment the signal can also be considered
normally open or normally closed. A normally open
signal typically is off or, low when the status
being monitored is normal or off, whereas a normally
closed signal operates in the opposite way. Furthermore
some digital input signals are positive or negative in their
active state. Wireless telemetry units like the FleetZOOM FZ300 can operate with
any permutation of those signal types to support different
types of equipment.
Analog inputs read the value of electrical signals
from sensors or transducers that output voltage or
current proportionately or sometimes inversely to
the quantity of what the sensor is measuring. Most
sensors output a linear proportional signal, but in
some cases a non linear map is required to relate
the analog input signal to real-world measured value
via the signal being monitored.
An industrial wireless monitor like the FleetZOOM FZ300 can monitor
analog signals either as voltage (typically 0 to
5 Volts) or current (typically 4 to 20 mA). Analog
signals are used to monitor variable quantities
unlike digital inputs which are either on or
off. Examples of analog signals commonly
monitored with wireless telemetry equipment include temperatures, pressures,
flow rates, tank levels, and temperatures. While
these examples cover a majority of common uses
of the analog inputs they can be used to monitor
any value that can be read by an electrical sensor
that is capable of outputting a voltage
or current. Wireless monitoring devices like the FZ300 have internal
analog inputs too, which directly monitor its
DC power voltage but can also serve
as a remote voltage monitor when interfaced with external power meters.
Digital outputs like those found on the
FZ300 industrial wireless monitoring device enable the system to remotely control
industrial equipment. Digital outputs can directly interface
with many PLC inputs to tell the PLC to perform a program
controlled action. Alternatively digital outputs on the FZ300
can directly drive external relays. Relay drive capabilities are
advantageous to wireless telemetry systems in a number of ways, most importantly this enables
the FZ300 to control equipment in an electrically isolated way.
Often digital outputs are used to turn on motors, pumps, fans or
other equipment that operates at a much higher AC voltage such
as the common 120 VAC found in normal household power, or even
3 phase 480 VAC used to power many larger motors used in pumps.
Relays, also called dry contacts, enable the digital outputs
to control a much greater current than the FZ300 RTU is able
to control directly. A digital output may provide 500 mA of
drive whereas a common relay can provide 10 Amps of switching
capacity. When considering the remote control capabilities digital
outputs add to a remote equipment monitor, the system is really more than just a
"monitor" since it can perform control functions on the same piece
of equipment it is simultaneously
The FleetZOOM FZ300 is a wireless telemetry module that enables wireless equipment monitoring. Digital inputs, analog inputs and digital
outputs suitable for driving external relays are all
provided by the unit.
Most wireless equipment monitors pick up the signals they are monitoring from
dry contacts, or relays on the equipment that is being
monitored, but analog inputs can be used to monitor variable
signals with a sensor that outputs a voltage (typically
0-5 Volt) or current (typically 4-20mA).
A wireless equipment monitor like the FZ300 consists of 20 discreet
monitoring points; 14 digital inputs, 4 digital outputs
and 2 analog inputs. But there isn't really a limit to
how many I/O points can be monitored, with expansion modules or
use of larger wireless industrial monitors, like
the FZ400, equipment remote monitoring can be applied to almost any type of
industrial equipment, regardless of complexity or
Key features of the FleetZOOM
FZ300 wireless remote monitoring system include totally wireless operation.
No phone lines or data lines are required on
the piece of equipment or the site.
The FZ300 remote telemetry unit provides more features than a remote annunciator.
The entire system is web-based, so there is no software to buy.
Utilizing cellular network infrastructure
for cellular data acquisition the FZ300 essentially operates
as a cell phone data acquisition device. Thanks to its
design, the cellular equipment monitoring system is easy to use and install.
An internal battery backup on the RTU (remote terminal
unit) enables remote power monitoring and keeps the system operating during power
outages in addition to notifying interested personnel about
loss of power on the piece of equipment or at the site
monitored. The system provides daily updates by email or
text. It gives immediate notification
for any remote industrial monitoring alarms or events. Each daily report
displays summary and statistical data for all monitored
signals. Users can
access the remote monitoring system
from anywhere, be it a home, the
office or any place with internet access. The web-based
configuration features provide flexible options for
the sensor and transducer setup, while the online
reports and history files make exporting data for all
the events and alarms a snap.
The FZ300 is a compact cellular transceiver for monitoring industrial equipment
that sends live data to the equipment monitoring web portal, providing real-time
status and alarms.
The FZ300 features 14 digital inputs that interface with dry contacts (relays)
on the equipment control. In addition to alarming on status changes, the system
keeps track of equipment run time and all events.
No software to buy, install or maintain; all mapping and data features are
accessible over the FleetZOOM monitoring web site from any computer with
Proactive service reminders are automatically generated and sent as equipment
reaches service intervals based on run-time. Service logs and manuals available
over the monitoring web site reduce paperwork and automate record keeping while
providing up to the minute service records for all of your monitored equipment.