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Ardbox: Water treatment plant – Control tank level

Ardbox: Water treatment plant – Control tank level

This posts presents an application developed with Industrial Shields Ardbox Relay 7.0. In the facilities of a water treatment plant, retrofitting of the existing automated system was required. The control system is responsible to maintain the tank level of water within defined limits. The level can be forced to increase/decrease operating  an available outflow pump. Industrial Shields Ardbox Relay was adopted as the central unit of the control system and it has been running flawlessly for several months, providing a flexible,…

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Solar Monitoring System with Ardbox

Solar Monitoring System with Ardbox

Solar panels are popular because they are able to give us energy from light. When the light hits the panel solar conductor, the energy is translated into moving and electrons, creating current. In this newsletter we´ll make a simple monitoring system that you can develop for your home with Open Source Hardware. Hardware Hardware selection depend a lot of your solar panel and its specs (output voltage, power). For this project, we will consider that we have a 5.2 kW…

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Control of soil humidity in an irrigation installation

Control of soil humidity in an irrigation installation

This newsletter is really interesting because control soil humidity in irrigation installations makes saving water, time and money.  Continue reading…   Hardware Hardware selection is very important when you try to develop projects where sensors, actuators and PLC´s must talk each other. For this project, with chosen the following equipment: PLC: Any PLC from IndustrialShields is a good option. We have chosen the M-Duino PLC Arduino 21 I/Os Analog/Digital because we think it has different communication options to be communicated…

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Controller for your installation based on Open Source hardware

Controller for your installation based on Open Source hardware

Leaders from different companies usually agree in Water will be the oil of this century. Today, as populations increase and water supplies are stretched, we are developing more and more systems to make water at a low cost. We are going to develop a basic water treatment system based on Arduino. The water contained in the tank will be used for an irrigation system. Equipment to be used Water treatment system consists basically of the following elements: An M-Duino PLC:…

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Labeling machine automation with M-Duino PLC

Labeling machine automation with M-Duino PLC

We will make the automation of a labeling machine based on the M-Duino PLC from Industrialshields. The labeling machine will label bottles of a plant.   Hardware I: Equipment to be used Basically, the labeling machine system consists of: An M-Duino PLC: This controller is the heart of the system. It controls the display, generates interrupts, and controls the communication. A Panel PC: Used to read and display the status of the system over the Panel Pc. A detection Sensor: …

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Real time electrical consumption monitoring with M-Duino

Real time electrical consumption monitoring with M-Duino

In this Project, we will show you how to read electrical consumption using Modbus communication. Modbus is an industry standard communications protocol for electronic device Hardware I: Equipment to be used The electrical consumption monitoring system consists of: An M-Duino PLC: This controller is the heart of the system. It controls the display, generates interrupts, and controls the communication. A Panel PC: Used to read on the status of a counter and display the graph of monthly consumption over the Panel…

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Ardbox PLC Arduino based and VFD (inverter) with USB communication

Ardbox PLC Arduino based and VFD (inverter) with USB communication

Abstract Variable Frequency Drivers (usually known as VFD´s), are very popular in industry because they can adjust torque and speed of AC motors by varying motor input frequency and voltage. The setpoint can be sent from a PLC and, therefore, from a computer, so this is what we are going to show you in this newsletter: how to send a setpoint to a VFD using a computer connected to an Ardbox PLC from Industrialshields.   Hardware and considerations Before starting…

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IoT in industry improves reliability equipment. Arduino as PLC application.

IoT in industry improves reliability equipment. Arduino as PLC application.

Abstract Nowadays, manufacturers need keeping factories running 24×7, and, in order to ensure it, the equipment must be reliable because a failure can cost millions of euros and impact the ability to ship product to customers.   How can IoT help you to increase equipment and minimize unplanned factory downtime? The answer is monitoring factory equipment, quickly, providing maintenance engineers with detailed error message in real time. In this newsletter we will show you an example of how IoT can…

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Chloride Dosing System

Chloride Dosing System

Abstract Manufacturing drinking water is a process with different steps. The last step is called disinfection, used to destroy microorganisms in water. To achieve it, systems inject chlorine. This technique is called dosing. Dosing is the technique for controlling the addition of a substance to a flowing liquid or gas.  Dosing systems are designed to achieve the required dosing level by maintaining the control signal as a proportion of the fluid flow rate. In this post we are going to…

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