The favorite choice of the most demanding growers. Controls all the parameters of your grow with extreme precision. Automates the microclimate, water tanks, irrigation, and creates complex cropping systems betting on maximum security.
1 - GroNode
1 - Ethernet Cable
1 - PowerBot
1 - Temperature and humidity sensor
1 - SoilBot
2 - Moiture sensors
1 - Temperature sensors for substratum
1 - Flood detector
1 - TankBot
1 - PH sensor
1 - Water temperature sensor
4 - 4-pin connectors for sensors and actuators
1 - 12V transformer
GroLab software, manuals and video tutorials in english and spanish.
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Availability date: 2016-11-15
This is one possible scheme among the hundreds of potential combinations. You can connect all kinds of elements to the modules. This scheme is explained below.
Combining all the GroLab modules provides a control capability that has never been seen before. The modules communicate with each other, simulating the operation of a brain. This capability offers the grower the ability to replicate his/her physical abilities with GroLab, performing hundreds of tasks simultaneously.
Up to 2300W connected directly to PowerBot (per outlet and in total) or unlimited power using electrical contactors.
Connect any electric element to PowerBot and configure it to control your crop’s climate. It automates extractors, heaters, humidifiers and / or dehumidifiers, etc. Its temperature and moisture sensor will send all the information to PowerBot in order to maintain the microclimate completely stable.
-The SoilBot moisture sensors monitor the substrate’s moisture. This allows plants to feed themselves when they need while minimizing the consumption of water and fertilizer.
-It controls the irrigation of multiple crops using the substrate moisture sensors. Thus, smaller plants with a lower absorption rate will not receive the same amount of water and nutrients as the larger ones.
-TankBot will activate electrovalves with which you can irrigate groups of plants separately using one sole water pump. You can also connect multiple water pumps to PowerBot to enable irrigation per area.
-PowerBot will receive the order to activate the water pump(s) and / or 220v electrovalve(s) when the plants so order.
Connect water valves to your general irrigation outlet to bifurcate water flow. For every TankBot you can connect up to 4 water valves (12v).
If you have SoilBot, you can associate each valve to a moisture sensor so that valves will be open according to the needs of each group of plants.
If you do not have SoilBot, you must schedule your irrigation. GroLab Software lets you create schedules for hours and days of the week. You can also create recurrences to automate your hydroponics system (eg, 5 minutes every 5 minutes).
You can take advantage of TankBot´s connections to multitask:
-Add fertilizer to the water through peristaltic pumps.
-Regulate the water’s pH through peristaltic pumps.
-Automate the peristaltic pumps through the PH and EC sensors.
-Fill the water tank using an electrovalve connected to a tap.
-Empty and recycle the water in the tank using an electrovalve.
-Automate the filling of the tank using water level sensors.
-Monitor and control water temperature through its temperature sensor.
You can connect up to 4 12V-actuators and 4 (switch-type) sensors of your choice for every TankBot. You can add up to 3 more TankBots to your GroNode and expand your control to new functions.
- Turn off electrical elements that hinder safety at specific times.
- Ensure that the temperatures do not exceed the logical limits and act accordingly.
- Cut water flow to prevent flooding.
- Disable lighting if your plants are not getting the water they need in order to avoid drying.
- Check the soil and avoid flooding (by disconnecting the irrigation and electrical devices that threaten safety).
- Control smoke and fires using detectors that activate themselves and close a circuit (relay).
- Activate sprinklers connected to electrovalves linked to the main water outlet.
- Send orders to disable the extraction systems to prevent oxygenating possible fires.
- Send orders to turn off the lighting systems to prevent fires if smoke has been detected.
- Locate potential intrusions through motion sensors and / or lasers that are activated by closing a circuit (relay).
- Emit a loud beep if a safety alarm is detected.
- Send notices to the computers connected to the local network enabled with GroLab Software.
- Send notices to the PC connected to the local network with GroLab Software activated in the background.
- Send messages to multiple online platforms (Email, Twitter, Facebook), This requires an Internet connection.
Your imagination is the limit. You can add up to 4 modules of each type for each GroNode (the brain).
4 PowerBots equal 16 independent electrical connectors and four temperature and moisture sensors which can control up to 4 independent growing areas.
4 SoilBots provide 16 substrate moisture sensors with which to control multiple groups of plants. 8 substrate temperature sensors and 8 flood detectors. Each SoilBot Box comes with 2 moisture sensors, 1 temperature sensor and 1 flood detector. You can add the extra sensors you need.
4 TankBots provide you with the possibility of controlling up to 16 sensors of your choice (sensors that act as a switch) and 16 12- or 24-volt actuators with a maximum of 5 Watts per output (delivered with one 12v transformer).
This scheme was designed to illustrate some of the control possibilities for each module. Keep in mind that the scheme is limited to the number of modules included in the kit. You can add extra modules (GroNode supports up to 4 modules of each type) and expand your control with new features.
GroNode communicates with all modules through radio frequency signals. It stores all the configurations, receives information from the sensors, and sends orders to each module.
PowerBot activates electrical elements. In this case, it controls the lighting, extraction of stale and/or hot air, activates the water pump and, lastly, the humidifier. Both the extractor, as well as the humidifier are activated in accordance with the data collected through its temperature and moisture sensor.
SoilBot controls the substrate temperature and moisture of two separated crops. Each crop has specific parameters that activate irrigation in accordance with the collected information. Its flood detector is responsible for controlling the soil by activating safety protocols should water be detected.
TankBot keeps the water tank in perfect condition. Through water level sensors, it controls water from falling below the minimum by opening an electrovalve that fills the tank. The sensors prevent the water filling the tank from exceeding its maximum by closing the electrovalve and preventing flooding
PH, EC and temperature sensors monitor the condition of the solution. These sensors send all the necessary information to generate the automatisms necessary to constantly maintain the solution at perfect levels.
Keep in mind that this scheme uses a single peristaltic pump and that the other three connections have been used for other functions. This peristaltic pump is dedicated to nutrient control.
If you need to control other nutrients, as well as PH+ and PH-, you should use other peristaltic pump inputs by adding one or more extra TankBots.
Lastly, TankBot controls two electrovalves connected to the water pump. This allows separately watering each group of plants. Each electrovalve is associated to a substrate moisture sensor that is activated according to each group of plants’ needs.
If you don´t need to control multiple groups of plants, irrigation can be controlled by PowerBot by simply activating the water pump, leaving two TankBot connections free for actuators.
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