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Old 10-09-2013, 02:33 AM   #1
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I keep looking around and I am having a hard time looking for good 50A Panels. I want to make a future proof panel. Also, I am sure there are others that are interested. I know EBrewSupply has a "kit" for a 50A bcs-462 Module.

Has anyone made a good 50A panel for OSCS's OpenTroller DX1??

If so.. Can you post pictures, supply lists, layouts, or anything else to help the rest of us.

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Old 10-09-2013, 06:30 PM   #2
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Not OpenTroller based, but PLC.

Here is PLCGuy's rig.

Here is my Kal Based 50A panel.
I have parts lists, programs, and drawings available as well.

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Old 10-09-2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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Not OpenTroller based, but PLC.

Here is PLCGuy's rig.

Here is my Kal Based 50A panel.
I have parts lists, programs, and drawings available as well.
I have been watching your builds. I feel like I would have to be a genius to build PLC based. I think I have a grasp of what I need part wise... But I want a bit of direction on wiring.
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I will not go PID based.

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I found this site:
http://www.vonnieda.org/archives/category/brewery-build

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What are your questions on wiring? I haven't drawn up my prints, but I could give you the basics of how to wire pretty much anything.

And what do you mean you don't want to go PID based? Don't want discrete PID's such as what I used? Mine actually use discrete hardware that communiates via Modbus/RTU over RS-485 directly to the PLC. So I control temps right from the touchscreen.

Lastly, your link provides a Kal Clone with control valves. I have yet to include vavles in my design, but it only takes 15 minutes to add the drum sequencing logic to a PLC.

And PLC logic is easier than writing Arduino.

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I want to use brewtroller.

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What are your questions on wiring? I haven't drawn up my prints, but I could give you the basics of how to wire pretty much anything.

And what do you mean you don't want to go PID based? Don't want discrete PID's such as what I used? Mine actually use discrete hardware that communiates via Modbus/RTU over RS-485 directly to the PLC. So I control temps right from the touchscreen.

Lastly, your link provides a Kal Clone with control valves. I have yet to include vavles in my design, but it only takes 15 minutes to add the drum sequencing logic to a PLC.

And PLC logic is easier than writing Arduino.
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You may need firmware modifications as well. Perhaps ask on the brewtroller forum.

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