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TOUCHBERRY PI 3 10″ SOFTWARE MOCKUP CONTEST ON IOT SOLUTIONS WORLD CONGRESS BARCELONA

TOUCHBERRY PI 3 10″ SOFTWARE MOCKUP CONTEST ON IOT SOLUTIONS WORLD CONGRESS BARCELONA

On this post it is showed how it was programmed the Interface of the Touchberry Pi 3 in the mockup contest on IoT Solutions World Congress Barcelona. This software has been programmed in Python 3 using de PyQt library. Apart from the interface it has been stablished an UDP protocol to interact with the PLC via Ethernet using a ThreadSocket. The software has been divided in two files. The first one is called MainWindow, it is the interface configuration and…

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How to connect an LCD screen to an Arduino based PLC

How to connect an LCD screen to an Arduino based PLC

On this post it is showed how to connect a LCD screen to an Arduino based PLC. On this post it is used an LCD 2004A model and an Ardbox PLC family. This example will work with any PLC from M-Duino family. Also it’s required a 20kohms potentiometer and 220 ohms resistor. How to connect these devices? Next it is showed an electric diagram of how to connect Arduino based PLC and LCD screen: As you can see is required…

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TOUCHBERRY B3 PI 10.1″ TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

TOUCHBERRY B3 PI 10.1″ TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Panel PC based on Raspberry PI board,  encasing  a 10.1” resistive Touch Screen for industrial environment using Linux  or  Windows 10 IoT OSs.          TFT 10.1” Resistive LVDS, 315n. 170º viewing angle Format 16:9, 13bbx/68 Energy Consumption 1.5A – 30W Power Supply 12Vdc Board Raspberry Pi 2B Raspberry Pi 3B SoC BroadCom BCM 2835 Broadcom BCM2387 CPU ARM 11 6JZF-Sa 700MHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53802 1.2GHz GPU Broadcom VideoCore IV, OpenGL ES 2.0, MPEG-2 and VC-1(license), 1080p30 H….

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Ardbox Relay Communication pinout configuration

Ardbox Relay Communication pinout configuration

Ardbox Relay Communications pinout configuration Ardbox Relay PLC integrates the following communications. USB: Intrinsically available. I2C: Enable SCL and SDA connections (actual Arduino pins) with configuration switches. I0.0 and I0.1 not available. In order to implement this communication a 4.7kΩ pull-up resistor (IS.ACI2C-4.7K) is required. RS232: Enable RX and TX connections with configuration switches. 2 and I0.3 not available. RS485: Enable RE/DE/DI and RO internal pins with configuration switches. R1, R2, R5 and R6 not available. The defined Arduino Mega pins…

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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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Control version M-duino family products and documentation

Control version M-duino family products and documentation

User guide M-duino family products: (checks the date of purchase of your computer to view previous versions) 01/01/2015: User guide M-duino 21. User guide M-duino 42. User guide M-duino 58 17-04-2015: User guide M-duino 21. User guide M-duino 42. User guide M-duino 58. You can download your Arduino IDE.

How to connect a 4-20mA to 0-10Vdc Analog Inputs

How to connect a 4-20mA to 0-10Vdc Analog Inputs

Have you got any analog signal 4-20mA? See the diagram below to know how to connect a 0-10Vdc Analog input. Ardbox Analog or Ethernet PLC family products have some configurable Analog/digital input. It is necessary to connect an impedance of 500 ohms between the 4-20mA analog signal and the ground signal. If you do that, the Analog value will be changed. How is changing the Arduino input value When you have a 4-20mA for 10bits you get these values: 4-20mA signal 10 bits 4mA…

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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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