The new StrideLinx Cloud Notify License is an add-on service that provides remote “alarm” emails and push notifications when control limits are exceeded on HMI / PLC devices connected to the StrideLinx VPN router.
StrideLinx Cloud Notify License: The service provides customized alarm names, priority level and instructions for each alarm, and customized alarm recipients. Cloud Notify expands StrideLinx data services by allowing customers to receive remote notification when a process variable in their plant or machine is out of spec.
StrideLinx provides secure, reliable access over the “industrial internet” to field devices for the remote visibility needed in today’s connected world. Cloud connect any Ethernet-ready devices at a reasonable, low cost. Connect to multiple site locations all from one browser to monitor or troubleshoot multiple systems without requiring an on-site visit.
The StrideLinx Cloud Notify license from AutomationDirect is a one-time $210.00 purchase; a free 30-day trial is available.
The StrideLinx VPN Router is the standard for secure Remote PLC Access. With an easy 3-step router configuration, best industry pricing, the StrideLinx cloud takes your Productivity to a whole new level. With add-on features you can press that productivity even further. The new cloud notify feature, will Alert you of critical events via email and push messages, before they result in loss of production. Allowing you to route important messages and alarm events, from remote locations or even right down the hall. And this feature does this without any changes to your PLC code. All controlled from the Stridelinx cloud platform. In this video we will setup the free 30-day trail, configure an alarm conditions and review some of the options. Log on to your Stridelinx account. Select the router that you want to apply the cloud notify feature to. Select the Info tab and insure that you have at least version 3.10 loaded. If you not select here and apply the latest firmware. Now select subscription and click here on activate to start the free trial. Select activate and acknowledge the start of the trial. Before we start configuring the cloud notify alarm events, we will need to setup some tags to monitor. This is done under the services tab. Click here to add a service, and since I have already created a service I will need to select here to be given the Create new option. Give this service a name and then provide the Ip address of the Device I will be monitoring the tags of. Seelect this as a Data source. Select here to set the communication protocol type. Now that the source has been added let?s add some tags to that source. Select add. Give the tag a name. Define the data type. Now this is defining the tags as a holding register you only need to provide the offset address here. The factor is a multiplier that can be used for scaling. Now I have already scaled this tag, in my PLC, so I will only have to multiply it by one. Here you can define the unit of measurement of the tag. Now I will repeat this process for a temperature tag. Now select to sync this information to the router. Then select to test the communication to those tags. Everything tests fine so let?s continue on to setup the alarm event. Go back to the subscription tab and select to open the Cloud notify. Select the Data source you want to apply the alarm to. Select here to add an alarm. I am going to setup a high low-level alarm event for the Water tank level. Select here to add alarm. Select the tag. Give the alarm a name. For severity you have 3 options High, medium and low. This is used to determine who receives the alarm. This will become more apparent when we define the alarm receivers. For the trigger, for a float, you are given the options greater than or Less than. Now, since this is our low-level alarm select less than. Threshold is the value your tag is compared to. Now, I need an alarm condition when the tank level drops below 15 inches. For our period this defines how long the tag dropping under our threshold before it triggers an alarm. So, this alarm will trigger if the tanks level drops below 15 inches for more than 200 milliseconds. The instructions will be the message you receive in the email and push message. So, make it something that will make sense to the person receiving the message. Once you are done, select add. Now let?s do the same thing for the high-level alarm. I will select this as a medium priority. Select greater than and I want this alarm when it goes above 220 inches for more than 1 second. Now, add your message and then select add. Now let?s go and look at Alarm receivers. These are all the users that is registered to this router. Now the severity makes more sense. If all 3 bubbles are filled. The receiver will get all alarms. If these two are selected, then they will get all high and medium alarms. And if this is selected they only high-level alarms. Once you have this setup, select confirm. Now hit sync to send this to the router. Now, close the cloud notify. As you can see, we already have a message and that is the tank low-level alarm. Select here to see the full message. It shows the time the alarm happened, the router it came from and the value of the tag at the time of the alarm. These messages will be stored here from now on. This message was sent by email and this is how the formatting will look. Also, if you have installed the Stridelinx Mobile app, for iPhone or Android, when there is an alarm condition you will receive push notifications, and this will take you directly to your messages. So, with this Cloud Notify feature you get unlimited alarms and endless possibilities. If you have any question on this feature, feel free to comment below or call into our Free tech support team. Select here to see more of our videos on the Stridelinx platform and make sure to select here and subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified of upcoming products and solutions.