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HVAC System activated through an SCADA

HVAC System activated through an SCADA

Introduction As a continuation of the Air-conditioning system post, in today´s newsletter Opiron suggests to expand the HVAC system controlled through the Touchberry Pi Panel PC and Ardbox Relay from IndustrialShields. As the last post, the suggested SCADA that will run on the Touchberry Pi is the following: myscadatechnologies.com Summarizing the previous post, we designed a system that was able to activate the air conditioning with a relay. In order to expand the system, we will include the following sensors to have a complete automatic…

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Developing a packaging machine based on Arduino hardware

Developing a packaging machine based on Arduino hardware

Abstract Packaging machines are used to enclose and protect products for distribution, sale, and use. They are very popular in industry because they are safe, reliable, and usually integrated into the process line. They guarantee a big productivity. In this project, Opiron Electronics will develop a basic packaging machine based on the Open Source Hardware PLC´s from IndustrialShields. System Our packaging machine will have three basic control functions: HMI( the Human Machine Interface), PLC (the logic part of the control), and…

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Arduino PLC use: Greenhouse microclimate control with Ardbox Open source hardware

Arduino PLC use: Greenhouse microclimate control with Ardbox Open source hardware

Abstract The main objective of greenhouses has always been to achieve an optimal growing environment. Greenhouses apply microclimate control, usually with microcontrollers or PLCs. Due to its advantages, in recent years, many farmers have begun installing devices that allow automation of windows, sensing climate conditions as luminosity or temperature. In this post Opiron will make a simple automation project to optimize the production of a greenhouse using an Arduino based PLC: the Ardbox PLC from IndustrialShields.   Hardware Our system will…

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Industrial shields Open Source Hardware Case Study: Air-conditioning system

Industrial shields Open Source Hardware Case Study: Air-conditioning system

  Abstract HVAC systems usually have an available contactor that will allow us to connect a relay. Connecting the relay to an Ardbox Relay PLC, and the PLC to the Touchberry Pi, we will be able to control climate conditions remotely. In this project, Opiron Electronics proposes to make a basic control system with an interface that will enable us to activate the HVAC system remotely with the Ardbox Relay PLC and the Touchberry Pi HMI, both from IndustrialShields. The purposed SCADA…

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A Conveyor Belt Control System with an Arduino PLC and a Rasberry PI Panel PC HMI

A Conveyor Belt Control System with an Arduino PLC and a Rasberry PI Panel PC HMI

http://www.industrialshields.com Conveyor belts are very common in industry: we can find them in different industries like mining, food & beverage or chemicals.  They are used to deliver heavy materials from one place to another. In this project we will make a control system based on M-Duino PLC hardware that can be controlled through an SCADA / HMI software for food industry. Introduction The application to be developed must ensure that a conveyor belt works properly: Must verify that the conveyor…

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Controlling temperature with a got exchanger through a modulating valve in chemical industry

Controlling temperature with a got exchanger through a modulating valve in chemical industry

Introduction In industrial applications, the need to control temperature is usual. A typical element used and designed with this purpose is the hot exchanger, which interchanges two or more fluids with different temperatures.In this post we are going to explain how to implement a temperature control through a modulating valve that will regulate the amount of steam that enters the hot exchanger, in order to heat the chemical process. To fulfill the specified requirements, Opiron electronics has developed a PID algorithm…

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Feeding a packaging machine with a frequency driver with Arduino

Feeding a packaging machine with a frequency driver with Arduino

In the dairy industry, packaging machines are used to package food in containers such as yogurt, milk, etc. They are usually integrated into more complex systems, and they are fed by a tank that contains the product (usually milk). In this project we will design a system composed of a tank with milk, a packaging machine, a valve to open and close the way to the machine, and a PID formed by a flow meter and a pump controlled by…

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Controlling the level of a tank for sewage treatment with an Arduino base PLC

Controlling the level of a tank for sewage treatment with an Arduino base PLC

visit www.industrialshields.com This project was undertaken to ensure the supply of a treatment plant for waste water purification. This required the correct filling of the tank that was responsible for providing the Dirty water. 2014111_Tratamiento_de_aguas Ardbox is an easy, compact and economical way to automate your installation Signals configuration: IN:                                                                                                                Ardbox Analog Signal Full level Gravity filling tank (Digital input “24Vdc”)                          I0.1 Minimum level of Gravity filling tank (Digital input “24Vdc”)          I0.2 Level of storage tank (Analog input “0-10Vdc”)                                 I0.9…

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