Monitoring conditions and various message options may be defined in the register "Monitoring/reporting" of the data point definition.
Where one of the specified monitoring conditions is met, it is recorded in the monitoring report (extended alarm journal) and in the process report, as is the finishing and acknowledgement of the monitoring event.
The current messages are always shown in the lower table window. The upper table is used for acknowledgement. It can be filtered and scrolled according to requirements in order to gain access to historic messages outside the area shown.
Projectable monitoring classes enable the monitoring procedure for the classes, danger warning, warning message, operating report and optionally user-defined monitoring classes to be centrally determined. The standard configuration is included in the LabVision® basic module.
Complex systems require sophisticated, flexible alarm strategies. The extended alarm module was developed for this reason. In this way, various reactions to threshold and warning value violations can be set up by the user.
Dynamic comparisons between data points or fault conditions, such as a conductor breakage, can be set as monitoring conditions, over and above the usual static comparisons of threshold and warning values. Both the message and the confirmation are recorded. In the case of important alarms a horn, for example, can be switched on or a control program can be started for the selective processing of the incident. Certain alarm messages can alternatively be shown with a delay.
A differentiation is made between alarms and operating reports, as well as messages which do and do not require acknowledgement.
- User-defined monitoring classes
- Full text reports
- Complex alarm handling by a control program
Alerting by telephone, text messaging and e-mail will be provided as an extension to this module.
|Extended Monitoring and Reporting Module
Telephone calls can be automatically triggered for defined events with the aid of the telephone alarm call module.
SMS messages with prepared event-related text may be sent to various mobile telephone numbers as a SMS message by a control program as a reaction to certain events.
E-mail messages with prepared event-related text may be sent to various e-mail addresses.