Extension module for alarm notification via SMS
The Etscheid COMbox is an expansion module, which can be connected primarily to an Etscheid tank guard EMW 2100. It can also be connected to an Etscheid milk cooling tank RT, KT, ST and TT with cleaning machine Lavatronic AWE or to an Etscheid industrial cooling system with alarm output.
In the event of an alarm or fault, the COMbox can notify the system operator by SMS that a problem with the system has occurred. For this purpose, the system operator's number is simply read into the device with the COMbox PC software provided. A mobile phone contract with SIM card (not included) is required. Depending on the mobile phone contract of the inserted SIM card, costs for sending an SMS can arise.
Connection to an Etscheid tank guard EMW 2100
For this application, the COMbox offers the option of sending a message via SMS to up to 5 receivers in the case of an alarm message from the tank guard because of a malfunction of the milk cooling tank. The tank guard EMW 2100 monitors and stores the stirrer function, the milk storage temperature, the cooling time of the milk, the cleaning temperature and the cleaning time in the main wash cycle for at least 90 days. A longer power failure also results in an alarm.
In addition, the COMbox provides a serial RS232 interface for connection to a PC for reading the data from the tank guard EMW 2100. This externally accessible interface makes the data readout from the Etscheid tank guard EMW 2100 enormously easier.
The prerequisite is an RS232 connection on the PC / laptop.
- Connection to PC with RS232 cable: RS232 cable
- Connection to PC with USB: RS232 USB adapter cable
The function of an RS232 / USB adapter depends on the hardware and operating system of the PC.
COMbox to tank guard and cooling tank
Connection to an Etscheid milkcooling tank RT / KT / ST and TT
Each Etscheid milk cooler with automatic cleaning unit Lavatronic AWE is capable of producing an alarm signal for cooling time and cleaning function. For this purpose, the COMbox offers the option of sending a message via SMS to up to 5 recipients in the case of an alarm message from the tank.
Connection of two alarm devices to the COMbox
It is possible to connect a tank guard alarm and a milkcooling tank alarm (each one potential-free alarm contact) parallel to a COM box. In this case, it could be that a milkcooling tank alarm e.g. like "no water during cleaning" triggers more quickly than the tank guard alarm. The COMbox then generates a message via SMS from the first incoming alarm.
COMbox to IK-V 5
Connection to an Etscheid industrial cooling system
Etscheid cooling water recooler with alarm function (optional for compact units, standard for liquid coolers up to IK-V 2, IK-E 2 and IK-H 2 via fault indicator) are capable of generating an alarm signal, e.g. high pressure, low pressure, overcurrent, optional overtemperature, water level and water flow, etc.
For this application, in the case of an alarm message from the industrial cooling system, the COMbox offers the option of sending a message via SMS to up to 5 receivers.