Flexible Monitoring Solutions for Industrial Networks
It might feel different at first, but permanent network monitoring (in short: PNM) has many possible implementations. You can use a network monitoring system that can be expanded at any time based on your needs and budget.
Monitoring solutions begin at a single analysis data collector, such as the PROFINET-INspektor® NT or a PROmesh switch with integrated diagnosis function. Any number of additional data collectors can be used depending on system type, network structure, and requirements. Since these devices were also designed for independent operation, they often come with dedicated web-based monitoring applications. This, or manual reading of long-term data stored on the device, permits detailed evaluation at any time.
Operators of complex or multiple systems can centralise and partially automate professional condition monitoring via the PROmanage NT network monitoring software. Stay informed about critical events automatically on top of using evaluation, thorough analysis, and long-term storage of status data of your fieldbuses and industrial Ethernet networks.
7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Permanent Network Monitoring:
1. Predictive, condition-oriented maintenance
Put an end to (needless) maintenance by schedule. Monitoring will tell you exactly where any deviations happen, and which parts require maintenance. Repairs become the exception.
2. Correct assessment of fault reserves
Always keep the entire condition of your plant in view to effectively avoid entering a critical fault area.
3. Ensuring network stability
Permanent documentation of your network load will permit precise assessment of your network condition. In contrast to cyclic random sample measurement, bottlenecks can be recognised and avoided in advance.
4. All condition values at a glance
Are all physical and logical quality values observed? How is my network doing? A look at your monitoring solution will give you all the answers you need.
5. Seamless condition data
The recorded measured values make service staff aware of any deviation. All events of the last 12 months are documented to the minute for optimising cause research.
6. Relief by alarm function
Stay flexible even if you are not actively tracking the network condition. The integrated alarm function will inform you, among other things by email, text message, OPC, when there is a need for action.
7. Save time and money – with remote diagnosis
Faster help in emergency – where necessary, external service engineers can get an idea of the condition of your plant even before they come to site and start their work without delay upon arrival.