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Old 03-11-2009, 08:59 PM   #21
John Beere
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I so wish I could weld...

 
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:25 PM   #22
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I so wish I could weld...
you can! I bought a TIG and started practicing, once you realize how expensive it is ti stuff up you get good real quick...

 
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:36 PM   #23
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I wish I could also, so to make brewstands and the like the TIG type is what is needed?
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:21 AM   #24
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WOW, finally someone has built a professional looking plc control system for a homebrewing system in a Stainless steel console cabinet. Looks like you are going to be using pneumatic actuators for the valving, pneumatics going to mount in console or in external enclosure.

 
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:08 AM   #25
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I wish I could also, so to make brewstands and the like the TIG type is what is needed?
yeah a dc TIG is the go..

 
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:12 AM   #26
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WOW, finally someone has built a professional looking plc control system for a homebrewing system in a Stainless steel console cabinet. Looks like you are going to be using pneumatic actuators for the valving, pneumatics going to mount in console or in external enclosure.
Yes the actuators are pneumatic, the valve block for these is mounted just not plumbed up yet. If you look at the control cabinet picture the valve block has 8 modules and is in the middle right of the board.

 
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:58 AM   #27
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That is one clean build. The wires look spectacular too!
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:37 AM   #28
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Damn nice build bro! I built PLC's for a living for about 4-5 years, you did a great job. Where are you getting the AB SLC500 cards and chassis? How many thermocouple cards are you using, and if you don’t mind me asking and how much did they cost you. I can’t seem to find a cheep place to buy them. I was thinking of going w/ GE but I really like the AB programming software. Are you going to be using any touch screens? Would you be willing to shoot me an I/O list so I can see what you are doing?
Again GREAT build.
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:54 AM   #29
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Damn nice build bro! I built PLC's for a living for about 4-5 years, you did a great job. Where are you getting the AB SLC500 cards and chassis? How many thermocouple cards are you using, and if you donít mind me asking and how much did they cost you. I canít seem to find a cheep place to buy them. I was thinking of going w/ GE but I really like the AB programming software. Are you going to be using any touch screens? Would you be willing to shoot me an I/O list so I can see what you are doing?
Again GREAT build.
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Thanks mate..
I got the SLC rack and processor locally on ebay abot $350 aussie. Im using a 4 channel ptd100 card that was purchased from an American seller on eBay also for around USD$100, ill try and find details but eBay especially in the US has a lot of gear. I would stick with AB for sure. If you PM me your email i can send you the io list when I dig it up. I have written a HMI interface in Visual Studio that talks to the SLC and I'm yet to purchase a touch screen to run it on.

 
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:05 PM   #30
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Boy you have some great looking rigs!

What kind of beers have you done with it? Have you found it lacking in ability or difficult in getting it dialed in?

If you have some time, can you take some close up pix of both rigs and details, and describe their operation? Some of the other members of HBT have done the same, and it has been very educational.

Thanks!

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