FridgeAlert | Temperature Monitoring With Touch Screen

$599.99$699.99

The FridgeAlert™ is purpose-built to monitor fridge and freezer systems. It offers smart monitoring to avoid false alarms and battery backup to continue logging temperature data while alerting of any power outages. FridgeAlert is easy to set up and features a large touchscreen display for at-a-glance information.

FridgeAlert offers wireless capability with a built-in, low-power LTE-M cellular radio. Cellular models with an annual data plan include a dual SIM that provides combined coverage through AT&T and T-Mobile, automatically switching between the two for the best coverage.
  • 3.5″ Touchscreen Display
  • Up to 10 Temperature Sensors
  • 1 Digital Input
  • Cellular version available

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Total: $599.99

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The FridgeAlert is built for industrial-grade temperature monitoring of coolers and freezers in production facilities, warehouses, restaurants, c-stores, schools, arenas, hotels, event centers, grocery stores and more. This cloud-flexible solution keeps costs low and works with a variety of IT or industrial systems for data storage and analysis.

FridgeAlert Sensor Types

  • 10 1-Wire Temperature Sensors
  • 1 RTD Sensor
  • 1 Thermocouple
  • 1 Door Contact Sensor Input

Key Features

  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi or Cellular
  • Battery Backup
  • Logic and Alarms on Board
  • Touchscreen Display
  • Fast Setup

Smart Alert Notifications

Smart Alerts are perfect for typical issues in fridge/freezer monitoring:

  • Eliminate false alarms with highly customizable alert triggers
  • Custom-fit each alert to your fridge/freezer model and defrost cycle
  • Program exceptions for known restocking events
  • Save technician time

Avoid false alerts and make sure you’re only notified when there is a real concern. The FridgeAlert uses user-programmable temperature thresholds and timed delays to eliminate false alarms and quickly alert technicians as soon as a valid problem is identified.

Log Storage and History

Save your data logs onto a separate computer or server to keep an unlimited history. With an optional ControlByWeb Cloud subscription, a 30 day history is saved onto the cloud. Program your device to send log data via email or FTP.

Battery Backup Power

A 9-volt battery in the FridgeAlert allows the device to send you an alarm notification if main power is lost. It will then enter Power Save mode, where the touch screen will stay powered off. The device will continue to monitor and log temperatures for up to 5 days.

Multiple Connection Methods

The FridgeAlert can connect to the network via Wi-Fi, ethernet, or cellular (FA100C). The FA100C requires a data plan.

Double the Coverage

Intelligent dual SIM technology allows ControlByWeb cellular devices to connect to the best network available. FridgeAlert will automatically switch networks as needed to maintain a strong connection.

No WiFi Necessary

Cellular simplifies your installation and fits where no wired infrastructure exists. There’s no need for third-party resources or IT intervention—everything you need from a PLC is included with FridgeAlert.

Primary or Backup

With FridgeAlert, you have the option to use Ethernet as the primary connection to the network and cellular as a failover. This allows logging, remote access, and email alerts even if Ethernet fails.

Power Your Whole Setup

Expansion modules have a ribbon-cable expansion bus that allows for shared I/O among ControlByWeb devices. It only requires one cellular-enabled PLC to enable all connected I/O to operate wirelessly.

Built-In Connectivity

FridgeAlert includes an omnidirectional antenna for use with the embedded LTE-M cellular radio. The antenna is FCC compliant and will not cause interference when installed correctly.

Configurable Status Page

FridgeAlert is powered by a lightweight, built-in user interface. Cellular devices have additional settings within the UI where users can review their signal strength, see registration status, set cellular mode and ping interval, and more.

Double the Coverage

Intelligent dual SIM technology allows CBW cellular devices to connect to the best network available. FridgeAlert will automatically switch networks as needed to maintain a strong connection.

No WiFi Necessary

Cellular simplifies your installation and fits where no wired infrastructure exists. There’s no need for third-party resources or IT intervention—everything you need from a PLC is included with FridgeAlert.

Primary or Backup

With FridgeAlert, you have the option to use Ethernet as the primary connection to the network and cellular as a failover. This allows logging, remote access, and email alerts even if Ethernet fails.

Power Your Whole Setup

Expansion modules have a ribbon-cable expansion bus that allows for shared I/O among ControlByWeb devices. It only requires one cellular-enabled PLC to enable all connected I/O to operate wirelessly.

Built-In Connectivity

FridgeAlert includes an omnidirectional antenna for use with the embedded LTE-M cellular radio. The antenna is FCC compliant and will not cause interference when installed correctly.

Configurable Status Page

FridgeAlert is powered by a lightweight, built-in user interface. Cellular devices have additional settings within the UI where users can review their signal strength, see registration status, set cellular mode and ping interval, and more.

The FridgeAlert is essentially plug-and-play—and setting up the logic is even easier. Any existing sensors are also likely compatible.

Step 1: Connect Power & Sensors

Remove the front cover to access the connection terminals. Connect compatible sensors to their corresponding terminals. FridgeAlert supports a wide power range of 9-28 VDC and 9V battery backup.

Step 2: Connect to Your Network

Power on the module and tap the “Network Setup” tab on the right of the touchscreen. (If the IPS touchscreen doesn’t light up when the unit powers on, simply tap the screen.) Tap either Ethernet or Wireless Settings:

  • Ethernet: Enable DHCP.
  • Wireless: Enable Wireless. Select your network and security. Enter the password, then enable DHCP.
  • Alternatively, you can assign the module a static IP address. In that case, disable DHCP to make the blue “IP” box and network information visible. Tap to expand the box and enter the network information.

After establishing a connection, tap the “Back” button, then tap “Reboot.” Tap the “Info” tab after the reboot process to verify the IP address.

Step 3: Set Up Fridges/Freezers & Alarms

While in the firmware, click the Freezers/Fridges tab. Go through the guide to add coolers, freezers, door sensors, and alarms. SMTP email clients are compatible with the FridgeAlert, such as Outlook and Gmail.

Optional: Connect to the ControlByWeb Cloud

For easier remote access and temperature monitoring, connect to the ControlByWeb Cloud. At only $0.99/mo. per device (billed annually), access is very affordable and improves remote monitoring.

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Specifications


Power Requirements
  • Voltage: 9-28 VDC
  • Max Current:
    • 12V: 200mA
    • 24V: 100mA
Compatible Sensors
  • Max Connected Temperature Sensors: 10
    • Type K Thermocouple (Max 1)
    • 1-Wire Sensors (Max 10)
    • RTD (2/3/4 Wire, PT100/PT1000, Max 1)*
  • Door Contact Sensor (Dry Contact, Max 1)

*Refer to your sensor manual for individual specs

Digital One-Wire Sensors
  • Maximum Number of Sensors: 10
  • Type: Dallas Semiconductor DS18B20
  • Temperature Range: -67°F to 257°F (-55°C to +125°C)
  • Accuracy: ±0.5°C (from -10°C to +85°C)
  • Sensor Functions: Monitor Temperature, Log Temperature, Email Alerts, SNMP Traps
  • Humidity Type: ControlByWeb Model X-DTHS-P sensor
  • Humidity Range: 0-100% RH
  • Humidity Accuracy: ±2%
  • Max Cable Length: 600 feet (180m) maximum combined cable length
Thermocouple
  • Number of channels: 1 Channel
  • Thermocouple: Type-K
  • Linear Range: -200 °C to 1250 °C
  • Operating Ambient: -40 ° C to 85 °C (internal cold junction compensation)
  • Resolution: 0.027 °C
  • Drift: 4ppm/ °C typical, 15ppm/ °C max
  • Type: Inputs are not isolated, only use ungrounded thermocouples
  • Input Current: Differential, ±165nA max
  • Error Detection: Detects sensor breakage or disconnection of lead wire
Protocols
  • HTTP, HTTPS, SSL, XML, JSON, Modbus TCP/IP, SNMP, SMTP, Remote Services
Network
  • Type: 10/100 Base-T Ethernet Port
  • Setup: Static or DHCP IP Address Configuration
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi and/or Cellular Modem (FA100C model only)
Real-Time Clock:
  • Manual or NTP(Network Time Protocol) setup
  • NTP Sync Period: Once, Daily, Weekly, On Powerup
  • Auto Daylight Savings Adjustment
  • Battery Power Backup
Touch Screen
  • 3.5 in IPS capacitive touch screen
  • Size: 320×240
9-Volt Battery Power Backup
  • Backup Functions: Retain Real-Time Clock, Power Failure Notification, Data Logging
  • Backup Duration: 1 Week Minimum
  • Type: 10/100 Base-T Ethernet Port
  • Setup: Static or DHCP IP address configuration
LED Indicators
  • Network: 8-pin RJ-45
  • Number of LEDs: 2
    • Network Linked
    • Network Activity
Physical
  • Operating Temperature: -40°F to 150°F (-40°C to 65.5°C)
  • Size:
    • 4.06in (103.120mm) wide
    • 6.25in (158.75mm) tall
    • 1.375in (34.925mm) deep
  • Weight: 11.1 oz (314.67 grams)
  • Enclosure Material: Lexan 940 Polycarbonate Plastic
  • Enclosure Flame Rating: UL94 V0
Wireless
  • Network Standards: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Frequency Band: 2.412 – 2.462 GHz
  • Wi-Fi Security Standards: WPA2, WPA3
  • Network Settings: DHCP or Static
Connectors
  • Power/Input: 11-Position, 3.81mm
  • Network: 8-pin RJ-45
  • Type: Miniature size, Omega PCC-SMP Series, Type-K
  • Mating Connector: Miniature size, SMP
  • DC Jack: 5.5mm barrel x 2.5mm center pin (positive)
Logging
    • Log File Size: 3072K (Max 50688 logs)
    • Storage: Nonvolatile Flash
    • Buffer Architecture: Circular Buffer

Log data can be periodically read and stored on a computer

Advanced Features
  • ControlByWeb Cloud Compatible
Password Settings
  • Password protection on setup page: Yes
  • Password protection on control page: Optional
  • Password Encoding: Base 64
  • Max Password Length: 18 Characters
Regulatory Compliance
  • Electromagnetic Compliance:
    • IEC CISPR 22, CISPR 24, EU EN55024, EN55022
  • Product Safety Compliance:
    • IEC 61010-1

 

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