C&C Technology selects eWon router for the remote control and management of four waste water pumping sites

Easy and effective maintenance of waste water pumping sites

C&C Technologies acquired four waste water pumping stations in the province of Novara, Italy which was 60 km from the main headquarters of the company. The company needed to implement a permanent remote maintenance and management system.  A router that would permit remote monitoring  and which would be easily interfaceable with the Siemens PLC and panels was required.

eWon technology was found to be the optical solution. By linking the eWon industrial router with the central plant system by a secure VNP connection, it is possible for the company to access and manage the system remotely and to intervene if needed through the Talk2M service.

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Monitoring the operation of waste water pumping stations in means of eWon

Collect large number of data in short time

Aquaflot was charged to build a new cutting edge waste monitoring treatment plant based on an existing one. To be able to design such a construction, a large quantity of data needed to collected about the existing building and its working process. They needed the quickest way of obtaining the data without interfering with the waste water treatment plant control system.

Therefore they chose to connect an eWon router to the PLC SIMATIC S7-300 of the current station. This installation enable them to collect and archive values from the system into the eWON router internal memory, select the monitored values and even select the time period to be displayed on the chart.

This is an eWon customer success story.

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Water treatment specialist opt for eWON remote monitoring

eWON industrial routers provide technical with low-cost and quick access the control system

Remote monitoring is now an absolute necessity for certain companies. In the world of water and purification, where distance between pumping stations, treatment installations and central office are considerable. Regardless of the location, a customer will want a broken-down installation to be troubleshoot quickly and running as quickly as possible.

Where extensive monitor and control system are required, they are equipped with the eWon 2005CD. Connecting a PLC poses no problems.

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Remote control of a cooling system

Corporate supervises water treatment plants without site visit

Stenco, a nationwide leading water treatment company needed to supervising plants without actually needing to make a site visit.

They installed a real-time remote monitoring system based on eWon industrial routers on a shopping center cooling circuit. The structure can provide real-time data capture which can be used to notify any leaks detected and control the water composition to prevent for instant corrosion problems. Stenco also has the capability to remotely inject additives into the water to control its conductivity and other important settings.

This is an eWon customer success story.

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USEMCO – Remote access, monitor and troubleshoot

Reliable, secure encrypted remote access reduces on site visits

USEMCO Universal Sanitary Equipment Manufacturing Company based in Tomah, WI, is the industry leader for the custom engineering and manufacture of turnkey pump stations, control systems and access doors  for Municipalities and Industry.

Installing an eWON industrial router, which provides secure GSM and Ethernet remote access, control, alarming and data logging, has enabled USEMCO Inc. to easily add a cost effective competitive advantage to their Bi-gester anaerobic digester facility, while using the freely available Talk2M cloud infrastructure for simplified and managed device and user authentication, integrating enhanced data collection was easily achieved through a variety of flexible options from CSV export to an API while enhancing their ability to meet the challenges of their wastewater customers. The combination of the eWON 2005CD industrial router and the VNC capability of the operator interface enables USEMCO engineers to remotedly log into the display and navigate the screens to see how the disgester is performing. Collecting data to build a usable database helps evaluate critical operations of the digester and determine necessary changes to the process.

This is a eWon/HMS customer success story.

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450 eWON routers enable remote monitoring at Thames Water Sites

Remotely monitor control critical assets

Challenge
Provide real-time monitoring and immediately gain access to diagnostic information.

Application Solution
Installing eWON industrial Ethernet routers – which provide secure, ADSL and GPRS-based remote control and diagnostics – Thames Water will be able to remotely monitor and control critical assets located at its water pumping station across the UK.

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A value added alternative to VME cards to enable network communication

Based in Stow in Ohio, Sytech Systems provides complete control solutions. From electrical and control panel design and construction to software engineering. They deliver a turnkey solution including implementation, installation and start up. Sytech Systems integrates hardware and software to achieve manufacturing excellence by using state of the art equipment, technology and methods. Sytech Systems is well known in the industry as an integrator of industrial process control systems: from tunnels deep under the Himalayas to modern steel production plants in Arkansas. They also integrate vision and data acquisition systems as well as MES.

“We work with every major brand of PLC, but creating a bridge between two networks in order to send and receive data is usually problematic and time consuming to accomplish”, explains Jeffrey Moore, Senior System Engineer, at Sytech. “One of our customers needed to interface between a GE Fanuc PACSystems RX7i PLC and a Siemens Simocode Motor Management system operating on a PROFIBUS network”.“If there is an open slot in the GE Fanuc PLC rack and there is a GE Fanuc card or third-party VME card available to make the connection, then creating a bridge between the PLC and the“foreign” network is not too difficult. However, if there is no slot available, then the expense of expanding the current rack or adding another rack can be a costly proposition. Furthermore,some third-party VME cards have a set of issues all of their own, making their inclusion into the application time consuming”.

The Anybus® Xgateway ™. It enables them  to provide a bridge between the Fanuc PLC Family’s intrinsic or existing Ethernet network and almost any other industrial network. As in our client’s application, PAC System RX7i Ethernet-to-PROFIBUS network slave devices, Sytech Systems can create a communications path to meet the required specifications.”

Thanks to Anybus® X-gateway™, there was no need to add Fanuc or  third-party VME communications cards to expand the current PLC rack size or to add an expansion rack.

The remotely mounted and independently powered Anybus® X-gateway™ uses existing Ethernet communications to exchange data with the Fanuc PLC via Modbus/TCP. No other equipment is required to bridge between the PLC and another network other than the Anybus®X-gateway ™ and a 24vDC power source. In the PACSystems RX7i-to-PROFIBUSapplication discussed above, the Anybus® X-gateway™ allows up to 125 PROFIBUS slave devices. As cited in the example, the PACSystems RX7i has up to 32 Modbus/TCP channels. If each Modbus/TCP channel were connected to an Anybus®X-gateway™ device, the PACSystems RX7i could potentially communicate with 4000 PROFIBUS slave devices. Furthermore, communications between the PACSystems RX7i and the PROFIBUS network do not add significantly to the PLC sweep time.

This is an success story from HMS/Anybus.

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Anybus Communicator CAN

A vessel that moves makes money. A vessel that doesn’t takes money.

The communication inside the BRC 800 is carried out using Berg Propulsion’s own proprietary protocol. The BRC 800 communicates with other electronic devices on the bridge such as for example the Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) which is the ship’s “black box” registering every turn or maneuver the ship makes.

One of Berg Propulsion’s customers, the Swedish Transport Administration, which operates car ferries, wanted to connect a propeller display to the BRC 800 in order to see the exact position of each propeller at any particular time.“The problem was that the propeller display only communicated via a proprietary CAN protocol,” says Tomas Holmquist, Group Manager Control Systems at Berg Propulsion. ”We considered the idea of developing an interface to this protocol ourselves, but quickly realized that this would take some time. We therefore started to investigate whether there were any ready-made protocol converters. HMS seemed to have a simple and easy-to-use solution in their Anybus Communicator series.”Berg Propulsion got in contact with HMS and were suggested a solution involving the Anybus Communicator CAN. This is a stand-alone protocol converter which acts as a translator between devices with a CAN port and any fieldbus or industrial Ethernet network. Berg Propulsion chose to use the Anybus Communicator CAN for Modbus RTU since Modbus RTU could be used to communicate with the BRC 800 control system.The installation is now in use at a car ferry between Gothenburg and Hönö on the Swedish West coast. “It is actually the ferry we take to get to work in the mornings so it had better work,” Tomas Holmquist says with a smile. The vessel is equipped with two 360 degree-rotating propellers — one in the bow and one in the aft. As the ferry has no rudder, the only way for the operator to know the position of the propellers, is to use the propeller display.

“Despite the fact that our control system uses a proprietary protocol which doesn’t adhere to any particular fieldbus standard, we could easily connect the propeller display to our control system with this gateway,” says Tomas Holmquist. “It was easy to set up and whenever we had questions, HMS support was very quick to help out. We don’t really have a very advanced solution here and we only send data one way, but we wanted something that was solid and easy to use. The Anybus Communicator CAN was just that. Furthermore, we also see a trend in our business towards CAN-based communication so the Anybus solutions can become even more valuable to us in the future,” concludes Tomas Holmquist.

This is an application story from HMS/Anybus.
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Easy Integration of remote monitoring system for FLSmidth

FLSmidth, a world leader in Elctrostatic Precipitator (ESP) technology, develops advanced pollution control systems in order to comply with the stringent industrial standards. Particle removal efficiency is controlled in real time by sophisticated micro processor based voltage controls. FLSmidth decided to integrate HMS’s communication gateways to inform their users of the status of the air pollution control equipment.

Application Solution
For such an advanced control system it is critical to inform the final end user. HMS products enable the communication  of all information concerning the equipment status and the real time emission control system.

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Protocol conversion at sea

Berg Propulsion  is a Swedish based company manufacturing propulsion systems for the shipping industry world -wide. They use  a self-developed control system called the BRC 800. This includes the levers and buttons needed to maneuver the ship in the desired way. The communication inside the BCR 800 is carried out using Berg Proprietary protocol. The BRC 800 communicated with other electronic devices on the bridge such as the Voyage Data Recorder which is the ship’s “Black Box” registering every turn or maneuver the ship makes. One of Berg Propulsion customer’s wanted to connect a propeller display to the BRC 800 in order to see the exact position of each propeller at any particular time.  The problem was that the propeller display only communicated via proprietary CAN protocol. HMS had a simple and easy-to-use solutions.

HMD suggested a solution involving the HMS/Anybus Communicator CAN, a stand-alone protocol converter which acts as a translator between devices with a CAN port and any fieldbus or industrial Ethernet network. Berg chose to use the Anybus Communicator CAN for Modbus RTU since Modbus RTU could be used to communicate with the BRC 800 control system.

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