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Old 02-18-2013, 08:29 PM   #51
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Why do you need a burner under the mash tun?

 
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:49 PM   #52
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Here are the final schematic drawings and ladder logic for the PLC. Sorry about the quality of pictures this site only likes certain size files for types and gif's seem to load the best.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:28 AM   #53
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Well people here is the finished control unit assembly. Now all that's left is to mount it under the diamond plate on the rig and wire it to the controls themselves. Hopefully I will have that done by the end of the week and be ready to do a trail run with water only.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:31 PM   #54
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Holy ****.

 
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:38 AM   #55
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What language is the EXE? VB?

 
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:25 PM   #56
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The GUI is in labview which runs the interface board which switches latched inputs to the PLC which controls the relays for all my motors and valves etc.

Just to update I mounted the control unit to the bottom under the diamond plate and wired it up. This thing works great! I ran just water through it yesterday to test the whole process and it passed (execpt for two little leaks I gotta touch up my pipe sweating skills). Now I have to make a beer with it. The fireflies work great. I get a flame everytime. I also have put in thermalcouples in the burner area to monitor temp from the flame. If I don't get the response I want from the thermalcouples it shuts the gas off as a safety precausion although the burners have ignited everytime so far but you can't be to safe. Here's a picture of the whole rig. I still have to buy the valves for it so until then I have to switch them manually. When I sell off the last PLC I got I will be able to get them.

As for the burner under the mash tun it's for step mashing and heating up the water to mash in temp.

I will let you know how the first beer went in it and update you when I get the valves in.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:52 PM   #57
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Here are some more pictures.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:21 PM   #58
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:05 PM   #59
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Not sure which valves you were looking for or if you got them yet but these here are Belimo TR24, SS 1/2" solenoid ball valves for ~$50.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...om=R40&afsrc=1

Reason: oops, they are 1/2" instead of 3/4"

 
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:18 PM   #60
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Thanks for the info on the valves. They look promising
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