I don’t think I’m an idiot, but I have no idea what to do.

Describe your system and processes, and post your config file.
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Verboten1
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I don’t think I’m an idiot, but I have no idea what to do.

Post by Verboten1 » Wed May 01, 2019 8:51 pm

I have a BCS-460 that I am trying to set up as a fermentation controller. The documentation has no examples for fermentation, and for the life of me, I can’t figure it out. I think I understand processes and states, and I for sure know about ladder logic, but I have no clue how to program this thing, I want to control 3 fermenters, and the chiller. I’ve read everything I’ve found and still have no idea. I guess if you want to make someone feel like a moron, throw them into this?? Is there any examples of programming for this?

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Re: I don’t think I’m a idiot, but I have no idea what to do.

Post by jward » Sun May 05, 2019 7:01 am

I use a 460 to control a freezer/chiller and 2 pumps to control temperature on 2 fermenters. At this point it only uses 1 state and in that state I have the temperature control the power to the cold, and the 2 pumps for recirculation. I have done some stuff with ladder logic and a second state to add a glycol level indicator to protect the pumps but eventually ended up with just using the single state and straight forward direct temperature control.

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Re: I don’t think I’m a idiot, but I have no idea what to do.

Post by Verboten1 » Sun May 05, 2019 7:31 pm

Thanks for that, I think I’ve figured out how to do this, I do have 2 states now, cooling and heating, it’s just sitting in the air right now and as the room heats up and cools down it switches as I would expect it to.
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