EnviroNode Farm Automation Controller

  • February 4, 2020

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Powerful farm automation controller based on EnviroNode’s versatile, modular platform. Control, sense, communicate and automate your farm – your way. Suitable for irrigation management, greenhouse management, broad acre smart farming, motor, relay, pump, valve, actuator, risor, gate control and much more.

Factory customise your EnviroNode Farm Automation Controller (EFAC) to support your farm production needs. Operate the EFAC as a stand-alone device, or network it with additional EnviroNode wireless technology to manage your growing operations.

Solar rechargable batteries and a wide selection of wired and wireless communications options. EFACs are factory fitted with up to 2 modules for sensing, control or communication. With a rugged enclosure, powder-coated frame and marine grade stainless fittings, the EFAC is built to endure the toughest of climates.

Supported by a suite of cloud, PC and mobile software. All EnviroNode products are proudly designed, assembled and supported in Australia.

Specifications

Enclosure: Rugged IP66 rated extruded aluminium
Battery: 12V or 24V, 9Ah sealed lead-acid battery
Solar Charging: Integrated 12V/24V solar battery charger with maximum powerpoint detection
Solar Panel: 20W panel – charging automatically adjusts depending on available sunlight
Actuator/Solenoid Driver Output: 20 Amp output with current monitoring and overload protection
Pump Controller: 2 Amp stepper motor controller
EnviroNode Module Slots: Dual slots for EnviroNode communications, control or sensing modules
Sensor Inputs: Quadrature hall effect/digital input, digital and precision analogue inputs
Auxiliary Serial Ports: RS485/RS232 port
Bluetooth: BLE comms with mobile configuration application
USB: USB 2.0 Full Speed (12Mbps)
Mounting: Powder coated aluminium with marine grade stainless fittings

Modules

Modules are either communications, control or sensing:
GSM /CatM1/NBIoT: Data to the cloud and remote system management
2.4GHz Wireless: Proprietary networked communications between devices and EnviroNode Hubs.
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth: Comms with local wireless networks or with individual mobile devices.
LoRa/LoRaWAN/ SDI-12: Interface to a wide range of environmental sensors.
RS232/RS485: Serial interface to weather sensors, PLCs, industrial controllers / computers, etc. (e.g. via MODBUS)
Satellite: Operates via the Iridium network providing data to the cloud and remote system management. Also provides a two-way text message service for installation and support communications from remote locations
Ethernet: Interface to wired computer networks and the cloud.
Analogue input mini-module (24 bit):Auto-ranging Interface to standard voltage type analogue sensors down to uV level.
Analogue output module (16 bit):Interface to PLCs and climate control systems.
Audio Module (16 bit):Analogue to I2S digital audio recording, signal processing, playback and sub-audio signalling control.
LCD Interface Module (16 bit):Interface to LCD touchscreen for display of data and user control of Hub applications.

EnviroDash

EnviroDash customised dashboards allow users to view current and historical data from any internet enabled device. View connected sensor values, control connected equipment (e.g. pumps, actuators) and set scheduled events based on measured values, time or other parameters. View system health, device signal strength and edit/control automation parameters.

Configure alarm notifications, based on user-configurable event triggers. E.g. receive an email when pumping starts/stops or if a parameter falls outside of a pre-configured range. View all device details such as battery voltage and solar charging.

EnviroDash account is included with all cellular and CatM1 EFACs.

 

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