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Ardbox – MDuino Arduino pin

Ardbox – MDuino Arduino pin

This post describes how to gain direct access to Arduino board pins  inside the  Ardbox and MDuino PLCs. This allows to work with the PLCs in the same way as using an Arduino, in other words,  pins at 5V and configurable as input or outpts. Also, this  enables usage of  sensors  working at lower voltages than industrial standards 10V dc/24Vdc.  NOTE:Make sure the voltage DOES NOT EXCEED 5VDC!!!!!!!! Following are listed the connections with direct access to the Arduino board  pins. Ardbox: DE-D7  // RE-D4 // SDA-PIN2  // SCL-PIN3 MDuino: SCL…

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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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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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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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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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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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Arduino Applications – Using Arduino as an Industrial PLC

Arduino Applications – Using Arduino as an Industrial PLC

Ardbox is an Arduino based PLC for Industrial use.  Most of the industry sensors work at 24 Vdc. As the standard ARDUINO works at a voltage of 5Vdc and 3.3Vdc depending on the different devices this in principle makes impossible its usage on industrial environments. This is the main reason why Industrial Shields has adapted the Arduino Industrial original electronic in order to let them work at 24Vdc and it has also has made sure that it meets all the requirements and industrial…

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