Sensor network

Smart network system with a base station and up to 8 autonomous sensor modules. Ideal for monitoring complex transports and for long-term monitoring of large plants and machines.

Sensor network









  1. Radio sensor network compromising up to 8 autonomous sensor modules
  2. Provide real-time monitoring of sensitive transports for optimum conditions in transport,packaging and storage
  3. Continuously records shock, inclination, temperature, humidity, pressure and incidence of light
  4. Highly confi gurable and fl exibly adaptable for various applications
  5. For the long-term monitoring of oversizing systems and machines
  6. Automatic transmission of GPS geo-position, data measurements, alarm and status signals by e-mail
  7. Centralized GSM/UMTS transmission unit with integrated GPS receiver for exact position determination
  8. Individually-adjustable registration and alarm thresholds, scalable number of measuring points
  9. Ultra-long operating time and high reliability even under extreme environmental conditions
  10. Incorporates powerful, license-free PC software, passwordprotected and secured against malevolent attacks
  11. Cloud-based Web portal for convenient on-line administration and tracking of transportation route
  12. Exact evidence of the transport quality

Product description:

  • The MONILOG® sensor network consists of the MONILOG® data link sensor base station and up to 8 MONILOG® sensor modules of radio data loggers.
  • The compact, energy-efficient and highsensitivity sensor modules capture data relevant to transport, such as shocks, acceleration, temperature, humidity, air pressure, inclination and light.
  • All data are collected via a Bluetooth lowenergy radio interface in the base station.
  • It transmits them at adjustable intervals via a mobile network as an e-mail to the desired recipient or directly to the MONILOG® web portal.
  • If a configured limit value for measured data is exceeded, a message is sent to the base station.
  • It records the current GPS position and immediately sends an alarm mail.
  • Critical events during a transport can thus be tracked in real time and the user can react to possible risks for his sensitive freight.
  • If a UMTS connection is not possible, the base station automatically switches to an available GPRS network.
  • The stored GPS coordinates can be imported and clearly displayed in Google Earth®, Bing or Openstreetmap.
  • In addition to the event-controlled position determination in the event of an alarm, route tracking is also possible.
  • The small radio data loggers can be installed particularly well in places which are difficult to access or move.
  • Robust housings protect the devices of the sensor network from dust and splash water.
  • An optimised energy management ensures a long and maintenance-free operating time.
  • Commercially available alkaline or lithium batteries guarantee running times of more than 2 years under extremely harsh conditions.
  • The functions of the base station and the individual sensor modules can be intuitively adapted to the respective requirements with a license-free PC software.
  • All collected data is displayed in the table of measured values and diagrams and can be exported to external programs such as Microsoft Excel.
  • The analysis of the data helps to reconstruct possible damage cases, analyse and optimize shipping processes.
  • The MONILOG® sensor network is an indispensable goods companion for international freight transport both on rails and on roads, on water and in the air, on transhipment points and in storage rooms.

data link sensor

Sensor network

Technical data:

Housing material: Aluminium, paint-coated, Degree of protection: IP 65; Weight: 1,15 kg (standard implementation including batteries); 3,35 kg (option with external battery box, batteries, magnetic mounting feet); Dimensions (H x W x D): 160 x 90 x 60 mm³ (standard implementation), 230 x 130 x145 mm³ (option with external battery box and magnetic mounting feet); Assembly type: Surface mounting (screwed connection recommended), alternatively magnetic-foot mounting
Operation / Storage conditions:
-20 °C to +70 °C with alkaline batteries -40 °C to +85 °C with lithium batteries
Internal voltage supply:
4 batteries of the type C and R14 (replaceable), alkaline batteries (each 1,5 V), lithium batteries (each 3,6 V), Operating time up to 1 year (with email interval of 24 h) or for 2 years with external battery box
External voltage supply:
5 – 15 V (max. 3 A) or battery box with 4 battery types D (R20)
External interfaces:
USB 2.0 Client (Mini-USB AB), Digital inputs/outputs: 2 switching inlets and 2 switching outputs (M12-plug optional)
Display and operating elements:
Display: Bistable monochrome display (96 x 96 pixels); LED: Status-LED (red/green); Keys: 4 operating keys for menu navigation and user inputs
Channels: 22; Antenna: SMA socket for the connection of an external active antenna 50 Ω (3 – 30 mA/3 V/rod or cable antenna)
Mobile communications:
Frequency ranges: Quad Band EGSM/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), Triple Band UMTS/HSPA (850/1900/2100 MHz); SIM card: Receptacle for 1,8 or 3 V SIM card, Standard SIM, micro SIM (on request)
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (master role) Encryption: AES-128 Radio link: Simultaneous 2,4 GHz radio link to up to 8 MONILOG® sensor modules (for data synchronisation and device configuration)
Data storage:
Data receipt for a minimum of 10 years (independent of battery status); Memory type/size: 512 MB flash parameter and data storage
Device approval:
CE, IC, FCC, registration with Bluetooth SIG

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Sensor network

Technical data:

Gehäusematerial: PVC + Aluminium Schutzgrad: IP65 Gewicht: 0,385 kg (Standardausführung inkl. 1 Batterie) 0,455 kg (Variante 2LR6 inkl. 2 Batterien) 38 g (je Magnetfuß, 3 Stück je Modul optional) Abmessungen (H x B x T): 120 x 72 x 41 mm³ (Standardausführung) 120 x 72 x 54 mm³ (Variante 2LR6), Ø 25 mm x 15 mm (kleiner Magnetfuß) Montageart: Flächenmontage (Schraubbefestigung empfohlen), alternativ Magnetfußmontage (auf Anfrage)
Betriebs- / Lagerbedingungen: 20 °C bis + 70 °C mit Alkaline Batterien -40 °C bis + 85 °C mit Lithium Batterien
Spannungsversorgung intern:
1 Batterie Typ AA bzw. R6 Lithium 3,6 V (Standardausführung) oder 2 Batterien Typ AA bzw. R6 Lithium oder Alkaline (Variante 2LR6 bzw. 2LR6AL) oder 6 Batterien Typ AA bzw. R6 Alkaline als Batteriepack (Variante 6LR6AL), Betriebsdauer abhängig vom Modell und Einstellungen z.B. 1*R6 und 2LR6: 1 Jahr (bei Synchronintervall von 10 min); 6LR6AL: 2 Jahre
Externe Schnittstellen:
USB 2.0 Client (Mini-USB AB)
Anzeige- und Bedienelemente:
LED 1: grüne Aktivitäts-LED + 1 rote Status-LED Taster: 1 Bedientaster
Version: Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (Slave-Rolle) Verschlüsselung: AES-128 Funkverbindung: 2,4 GHz zu MONILOG® data link sensor
Datenerhalt: mindestens 10 Jahre (unabhängig vom Batteriezustand) Speicherart / -größe: 32 MB Flash Parameter- und Datenspeicher
Beschleunigung / Stoß (nur Stoß-Sensormodule):
Messbereich: ±16 g (3-Achsen) Toleranz: ±0,32 g Datensätze: 256 Kurven Bei Überschreitung einer Registrierschwelle ab 0,3 g wird eine Stoßkurve (2 kHz, 1 sec) aufgenommen Die 256 größten Stoßkurven werden gespeichert, (optional 100 g; ab 3 g 1 kHz ±2 g)
Messbereich: -40 °C bis 85 °C Toleranz: ±0,5 °C Datensätze: 200.000
Relative Luftfeuchte:
Messbereich: 0% RH –100% RH Toleranz: ±2% RH Datensätze: 200.000
Messbereich: 260 – 1260 mbar (optional 10 – 2000 mbar) Toleranz: ±2 mbar (±4 mbar) Datensätze: 200.000
Messbereich: 0 lx – 188000 lx Toleranz: ±10% Datensätze: 200.000
Neigungsberechnung aus statischer Beschleunigung Bei Überschreitung einer Neigungsschwelle wird eine Neigungskurve (10 Hz, 8 s) aufgenommen Toleranz: ±3 Grad Datensätze: 320 Kurven
Gerätezulassung nach CE, IC, FCC Registrierung bei Bluetooth SIG Stoßbewertung nach DIN EN 15433-6 Frequenzanalyse nach DIN EN 13011