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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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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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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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Ethernet Arduino PLC. How to connect M-duino PLC to Ethernet

Ethernet Arduino PLC. How to connect M-duino PLC to Ethernet

M-duino PLC is using an ENC28J60 chip in order to connect to Ethernet. You can choose two libraries in order to connect all M-duino family products UIPEthernet: you can find in Gitub. It uses the same functions as the Official Arduino Ethernet Shield. EtherCard: You can find this documentation and libraries in the Jeelabs website. You need to import all libraries: Sketch / Import Library / Add Library. And then restart Arduino IDE. It’s important to take into account: ///// static byte mymac[] = {0xFF,…,0xFF}; // Valor…

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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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