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Old 01-23-2013, 02:33 AM   #61
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Here is my panel, I am better at engineering than I am at taking pictures:


And the inside, some wires need to be straightened out once development is done:


Details and build progress are here.

Hardware build is 95% complete, just software remaining.

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Old 01-23-2013, 03:13 PM   #62
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Here is my panel, I am better at engineering than I am at taking pictures:


And the inside, some wires need to be straightened out once development is done:


Details and build progress are here.

Hardware build is 95% complete, just software remaining.
I may never see anything more amazing in my entire life...

You, sir, are impressive!
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:22 PM   #63
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Newly revamped panel for indoor brewing. PLC based using a Siemens S7-200 controller with DC input/output, 4-channel t/c, and 2-channel RTD modules, along with OP7 HMI. Also features Omega water meter for accurate filling and two 240VAC and two 120VAC receptacles controlled by SSRs for heating elements & heatsticks.

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Old 01-24-2013, 06:54 PM   #64
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Very cool builds on this thread.

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Old 01-24-2013, 06:59 PM   #65
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Also features Omega water meter for accurate filling...
Do you have a link to more information on this and how you tied it all in?
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Here's my simple PWM control panel:



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Old 01-24-2013, 08:01 PM   #67
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Here's my simple PWM control panel:
Very clean, looks awesome with the custom decals!
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Looks great, although I would have gone with a PWM that went up to 11. :-P
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Very cool...ditto on "going to 11"

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Do you have a link to more information on this and how you tied it all in?
Bought the 1/2" pulse meter several years ago from Omega (they've gone up a lot since then):
http://www.omega.com/pptst/FTB4600.html

Paired it with a 1/2" solenoid valve from ebay. Wired the signal input to the PLC and used it to drive a counter. The meter gives 151.4 pulses/gallon--just enter the # of gallons desired, calculate how many pulses that is, set the counter and turn on the solenoid valve. Turns off automatically when count is reached. I usually have it do a 1/2 gallon priming fill or so when the filter is dry. After that, it's pretty accurate--just hook up a hose with a U-shaped wand that I can hang over the side of the HLT or MLT and filling is a breeze.

Really any counter would work (Omega sells one)--you'd just have to do the math yourself to set the counter preset. I used to use an Allen-Bradley smart relay (Pico) for that purpose and other controls on my previous system.
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