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by BrunDog
Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BCS tools
Replies: 19
Views: 4946

Re: BCS tools

Thanks for fixing! Sorry I couldn't test it further.
by BrunDog
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BCS tools
Replies: 19
Views: 4946

Re: BCS tools

Hey bbrally, Everytime I try to rearrange states in process 3 (aka the fourth process) using your tool, it screws the states up. Specifically, I am moving State 0 to State 1, 1 to 2, 2 to 3, and moving the blank state 3 up to 0. Just drag and dropping, but afterward its all screwed up, dragging in s...
by BrunDog
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: Trouble Boiling
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Re: Trouble Boiling

First, would run it full on (no PID, no Duty, just ON). Make sure the element is putting out full power. Use an ammeter and measure that the element is drawing the full 23-ish amps. Perhaps the SSR is not working or the element is bad - need to confirm this first.
by BrunDog
Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: BCS Programming
Topic: DINS to adjust Duty Cycle in 4.0?
Replies: 4
Views: 1539

Re: DINS to adjust Duty Cycle in 4.0?

I agree. This should be accomplish-able via ladder logic. Ladder has so much room for possible expansion/improvement.

-BD
by BrunDog
Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Automated Valves - Are They Worth It?
Replies: 6
Views: 3334

Re: Automated Valves - Are They Worth It?

You would never successfully get high volume flow with no restriction through a non-piloted solenoid valve. And piloted valves need a good bit of pressure to open them and have extra ports to collect junk. Also, solenoids use much more power than ball valves. The best for brewing is a motorized TC b...
by BrunDog
Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: BCS Programming
Topic: How to spawn a nested process and one once?
Replies: 9
Views: 3605

Re: How to spawn a nested process and one once?

Great points oakbarn!!

-BD
by BrunDog
Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: BCS Programming
Topic: How to spawn a nested process and one once?
Replies: 9
Views: 3605

Re: How to spawn a nested process and one once?

I have one process left. I could use that but hate to commit 3 processes to cleaning.

Your last idea makes the most sense. Just leave the last state waiting for input. Thanks!!

-BD
by BrunDog
Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Roadmap and Feature Request
Topic: pine64 - the $15 64-bit single board computer
Replies: 2
Views: 2916

Re: pine64 - the $15 64-bit single board computer

Why would this be dramatically or functionally different than an RPi of an Arduino for i/o?

You could create a controller from either but would not be turnkey. As you said, its about the software.

-BD
by BrunDog
Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: BCS Programming
Topic: How to spawn a nested process and one once?
Replies: 9
Views: 3605

Re: How to spawn a nested process and one once?

Both processes are using all the available states. For rinse, it is: Prep, pre-fill, fill, level, rinse, rinse chillers, dump, dump&clean. For clean, it is: Prep, pre-fill, fill, level, rinse&heat, rinse chillers, pause, dump. If you want to know what these mean, they are: prep=get valves in correct...
by BrunDog
Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: BCS Programming
Topic: How to spawn a nested process and one once?
Replies: 9
Views: 3605

How to spawn a nested process and one once?

I have a programming process issue I would like help with... I have an automatic cleaning cycle programmed to run in two processes. The first process is a rinse cycle, where my kettles are filled with water, recirculated, then dumped. The second process is a clean cycle, where the kettles are also f...