Network Protocol Converter
CPC Gateway PLUS
A flexible device used to collect information from a myriad of devices that use multiple protocols over multiple ports and put all the information in a common format. Features include basic HMI screens over the internet, an SMTP Server, SMS Server, Sync Server and Time Manager.
Beyond a Network Protocol Converter or Machine Data Logger
The Monico CPC Gateway PLUS is more than a simple custom protocol converter. It is a very flexible device with a total of 6-8 ports and nearly 100 protocols supported, with more being added on a regular basis. It can be used to collect information from a myriad of devices that use multiple protocols over multiple ports and put all the information in a common format.
Upgrading to the CPC Gateway PLUS™ allows you to take advantage of features such as a pre-configured solution that provides basic HMI screens over the internet, an SMTP Server and SMS Server for email notification of alarms and shutdowns, a Sync Server to copy data log files with an external server located on the network and Time Manager to automatically sync the real time clock to a server or external source.
Each Gateway is customizable with Monico’s free software, MonicoView II™, allowing customers to get specific data to fit their needs. The use of this software allows the Gateway to send email notification of alarms and shutdowns to any email address over its SMTP Server and SMS Server and use its Time Manager to automatically sync the real time clock to a server or external source.
We use a CPC Gateway PLUS ourselves. It is set up in our home office in Spring, Texas to monitor our Kohler model 40REZG, 40KW generator. We use the generator for both backup power, and to run a web demo of our Virtual HMI screens to demonstrate to customers the capabilities our products have. The CPC Gateway PLUS, as all of Monico’s PLUS Gateways, offers a Virtual HMI Web Server. This server allows remote access to your equipment through Google Chrome. The web pages come pre-configured for basic data or can be custom built.
Remote Machine Monitoring including Engines and Gensets
Remote monitoring and automation in the industrial sector often overlaps with machine to machine communications. This Gateway is a pre-configured solution that provides basic HMI screens over Google Chrome, and allows for remote machine monitoring along with engines and generators. Because of its ability for two-way communications with popular PLC manufacturers, it can collect and convert data from many different pieces of industrial equipment and machinery.
Popular PLC Manufacturers this gateway communicates with:
In addition to monitoring, the CPC Gateway PLUS can also accept up to a 2GB Flash memory card that will store up to 200 days worth of data in both raw and CSV formats. This means that the gateway can also act as a machine data logger, allowing you to collect data on the productivity of support equipment along with engines and gensets. The Gateway has a Sync Server to copy data log files with an external server located on the network and an FTP Server to upload data log files from any location on the network.
It can be used to connect Allen Bradley, GE, Siemens, Cummins Gensets and Schnieder PLC's into one functional network. Contact us with your special application and see if we can solve your communications issues.