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Control Equipment 

Plantfog provides

  • electro-mechanical as well as
  • fully electronic

Control Equipment.

Our concept of control equipment has been designed that in single line as well as multi-line fogging plants the adaption on the needed application profiles can be performed by different control systems.

Electronic Controls

  • „fogtronic®“, control for 5 individually controlled lines
  • Short-Time Switching 0...30 seconds - “t-100 W“  and „t-2200 W“
  • Short-Time Switching 0...2 minutes -       „t/2-100 W“ and „t/2-2200 W“

Electromechanical, modular Control Boxes

  • the adaptable system „plantfog“, ideal for propagation and rooting
  • the adaptable system „profi-plus“ for small nurseries and wintergardens

Application-Specific Controls

Custom Controls for Special Applications


 

Electronic Controls

The new „fogtronic®“ 5-Channel electronic control box was developed during 2003 based on our experiences with our electromechanical controls which we delivered successfully for more than 15 years. Due to the flexibility of programmable microprocessors the new „fogtronic®“ provides innovations and flexibility for handling and parameter control.
If we take the price/performance-rating the new control can be classified as being extremely beneficial.

Special thanks to hints and consulting for specialists in Austria and abroad and research institutions which provided data on Keeping exotic plants.

Their experiences and inquiries have been helping during the design and construction of the „fogtronic®“ !

 

Description :

  • The control box - which is delivered ready for mounting - has been designed for five individual control circuits
  • a watering option (refer to Watering with Fog) is already integrated and can handle up to 16 watering phases with individual timing
  • for input and review of all working parameters a LCD-display with high contrast has been provided
  • the system works in real-time for event triggering with hour & minutes for all time-dependent parameters
  • resetting to winter-/summer-daylight time is done by a simple parameter-reset
  • the buffer battery will keep the real time clock and all parameter settings alive for appx. 10 years to bridge power losses or temporary shutdowns
  • the specified values for relative humidity and temperature [whenever sensors are connected] are entered digitally with the control buttons
  • the current sensor values can be reviewed individually for each channel
  • for each of the 5 control circuits 3 modes of operation are available:
    • Manual (ON, OFF) no time limit, no sensor
    • Interval with sensor control
      If different interval-parameters are desired,
      up to 4 different time-frames with individual time settings
      for fogging and interval can be programmed for a 24-hour day
      Input: Start-Time, End-Time of time frame, duration of fogging and duration of interval
    • Watering Option - Input of up to 16 watering events per 24-hor day;
      Input: Starting Time and Duration of Watering
  • humidification can be controlled by relative humidity or temperature or time-dependent
  • in special configurations other matching sensors can be used for control -
    for example: movement sensors, light sensors, acoustic sensors, ...
  • disabled sensors will be displayed "blinking" if the impacted channel is in humidity-
    or temperature-mode
  • data entry is quite simple and can be performed easily and is supported with an illustrated
    operations manual
  • the control box (protected IP54) is some 25 x 30 cm large and designed for wall mounting
  • All external functions (sensors) are connected with save 5 V low voltage
  • mains supply of the „fogtronic®“ are 230V
  • the connector to the power control of the pump is a potential-free 2-line cable of arbitrary length
  • connection to magnetic valves for multi-channel control by 230

Price, ex stock Fischamend, packed for transport, excl. VAT    Euro  1.399,00

Parallel to the development of the „fogtronic®“ we have developed a new electronic sensor for temperature (°C) and relative humidity (% rH) which excels in high sensibility and high precision.
The sensor is delivered ready for connection with cables of 10, 25 und 50 meters (custom lengths on demand)

Price ex stock Fischamend, packed for transport, excl. VAT:
RHT-Sensor with 10 m cable    € 154,50
RHT-Sensor with 25 m cable    € 195,50
RHT-Sensor with 50 m cable    € 265,00

 


Electromechanical Controls

Electromechanical controls still have their applications and provide the benefit of being highly robust and stable in difficult environments. As we use only widely available standard components any skilled electrician can maintain and repair the controls, even in remote locations.

 

The extensible system „plantfog“

Designed for fully automatic operation for more sophisticated profiles in general gardening, forestry and for some applications in research institutions.
The control systems have been released first in 1984 and have been updated and upgraded continuously together with our customers.
According to the feedback we receive from our customers it is simply perfect.

 

Some Characteristics:

  • Automatic monitoring of feeder tank (low water alarm to prevent dry running of pump)
  • Automatic monitoring of minimum pressure of fogging water (leakage control)
  • Automatic pressure release (no nozzle dripping)
  • An automatic flushing function for each fogging cycle guarantees long operation times of nozzles between maintenance cleanings
  • 24-hour master clock with standby mode
  • Integrated Watering Option with adjustable watering period (several periods)
  • Modes of Operation:
    OFF, MANUAL, Sensor-Control with preset value, Interval with/without sensor control, optional watering function with automatic transition into preset follow-up mode
  • Potential-free inputs for remote sensing
  • Each control box „plantfog“ is connected to 230V mains individually.
    This provides the possibility to add later more control circuits without modifying the general concept.
    This is done by connecting a later circuit by means of a potential-free cable.

Three Years Guarantee

Prices ex stock Austria, excl. VAT

  • „plantfog“-basic control box incl. feeder tank and pump monitor     € 1.838,00
  • „plantfog“-extension control box for one additional circuit               € 1.199,00

The modular „profi-plus“

Derived from the above mentioned „plantfog“-control this system has been created for smaller and medium enterprises to enter into our fogging technology with moderate investments while keeping the option to extend later into more sophisticated modes of operation.

The original "plantfog"control box - which is described by our customers as "being perfect" - has been split up into a central and several peripheral functional modules. These peripheral modules can be inserted into the system at any point in time without cost-intensive modifications.

According to our general concept each modules has its own power input - therefore a potential-free cable is sufficient to connect the new module to the existing system. 
The basic version of the  „profi-plus“ has been configured in way that all central needs of effective plant production of wintergarten care can be provided.

Some Characteristics:

  • Automatic monitoring of feeder tank (low water alarm to prevent dry running of pump)
  • Automatic monitoring of pump motor
  • 24-hour master clock with standby mode
  • Modes of Operation:
    • OFF  (plant is disabled, with multi-circuit installation the first circuit is OFF)
    • MANUAL without timer or sensor
    • Automatic control by means of sensor (relative Humidity %rH, Temperature °C, Light etc)
    • Interval Fogging without sensor control (Fogging- as well as Interval-Time can be preset smoothly from 1 second to 10 days)
    • Interval Fogging with sensor control (timing as described above)
      (also refer to „Humidity Control with Humidistats")
  • Fuses with LED-Control
  • Connecting Terminals (potential-free) for peripheral modules

Three Years Guarantee

Prices ex stock Austria, excl. VAT

  • „profi-plus“ -basic control incl. feeder tank and pump monitoring
  • box for one additional circuit (function analogous to basic control)
  • Watering Option (fitting each module)
  • Monitoring module for minimum pressure (leakage control)
  • External alarm module (optical / acoustical summary alarm)

€ 805,00
€ 695,00
€ 319,00
€ 295,00
€ 295,00

Electronic Controls
Electromechanical Controls
Custom Controls for Special Application


Custom Controls

Custom built controls are needed mainly in research institutions, Universities, and applications of out fogging technology in process engineering of Architecture and Art.
Applications of these types usually need special control profiles which will be specified and developed together with the customer.

In addition to our standard functions (please refer to sections above) we want to cite some of the control profiles which we have installed in existing customer projects :

  • additional fan-control during fogging cycles
  • recording of all temperature- and humidity-values by means of connected recorders of periodic transfer of values to a central building control system
  • controls by means of various sensors with preset priorities
  • fully automatic monitoring and alarming by telephone or radio-link
  • fully automatic program selection for fogging depending on values measured locally
  • fully automatic control of fogging intensity depending on operating parameters of fresh-air intake of a climatization plant
  • integrated controls for peripheral modules
  • automatic deactivation of plant and draining of feeder pipes in case of frost with automatic restart with rising temperatures
  • electronic moisture feeler for exposed water supplies
  • automatic alarms in case the desired values cannot be attained; in these cases the fogging plant is not necessarily the fault - maybe other technical devices (defunct automatic ventilation, ...) cause this condition

Electronic Controls
Electromechanical Controls
Application Specific Controls
Custom Controls for Special Application

With regards to control functions there is almost no limit to the application areas of
Humidification Plants. Whenever you face problems of question in this
area do not hesitate to
contact us, we are sure we are able to offer you a feasible solution.
 

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