Help with solenoid control

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Mustang2503, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Mustang2503

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    Sep 13, 2010
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    Can anybody help I have around 50 solenoids valves that I want to control along with about 60 lights. I need to create a circuit that I can programme so that the valves will open and close at a given time for a set period and the same for the lights, am I best to use a plc or is there another way of doing this, this type of electronics is completely new to me so any help with circuit diagrams ideas and any other information that may be helpful will be appreciated
    Many thanks







    Matt
     
  2. Kermit2

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    By control, you mean sitting at a big board and pushing a button to make it work, right? 50+60=110 buttons.

    Or is there more to it that you need to tell us?
     
  3. Jaguarjoe

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    Allen Bradley makes PLC's that have both time driven sequencers as well as event driven sequencers in their logic. Here is a link for a training CD that will familiarize you with their PLC programming. There is a chapter on sequencers that teach how they work which would allow you to decide if a PLC is your best option.

    http://www.logicdesign.com/inside/plc.html

    There a multitude of Google hits for "drum sequencer" and PLC.
     
  4. Mustang2503

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    thanks for your reply i want to set a sequence that will go off every 15 mins using each relay more than once
    thanks agen.
     
  5. Mustang2503

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    thanks for your reply this has been very helpfull
     
  6. majsyd2010

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    There are some pre made units especially design for your application where you can use for that high volume of solenoid and lights, the units will give you full range of advanced options such us group on/off, Timers and pretty much anything what you want and thing and also you can create logics and any type of form of condition logic.

    Following are some suppliers
    http://www.cbus-enabled.com

    or

    http://dynalite-online.com/v2/dynalite/index.jsp?lang=au_en

    Don’t hesitate to contact if you need any further info as I been using this all the time. I can create the flow chart if need

    Cheers,
    Maj
     
  7. marshallf3

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    Modern pipe organ controller?
     
  8. majsyd2010

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    I couldn't really catch your pharse above .... ??? Not sure what do you mean???
     
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