Hi guys and gals,
I know this is not really a technical question, more of the commercial variety (but just keep reading for a couple of seconds more, please).
I am currently looking for technical reference sites you all would be proud of, using Industruino, since we are competing on a major heating / cooling plant control system and the client is quite tempted but, well ... quite a bit uneasy with switching from his initial vision of a Siemens or Schneider centralized, super-redundant system to an IOT-like architecture based on IndIO D21Gs. Kind of difficult to get him to take the jump, if you see what I mean.
What I am looking for is working installations that control technical installations and are if possible supervised through supervising software as an HMI (like InTouch Wonderware, or PCView, whatever ...)
By the way, having somewhere on the site to share this kind of information (reference sheets) between us would be an improvement, I think. By the way, we have 3 Industruino running reference sites (1 in medical, 2 in retail), and a couple more in medical on the way.
very interesting, we have a similar issue and I would also like to have more evidence of the use of Industruino in real world.
It is a very interesting device and - to my knowledge - is the only one with 4-20mA direct input , galvanically isolated.
This drove the technical choice... still the commercial and - not forget - the support part are important when you want to make a product to sell out of it.
Could I ask where you got those info ? Are those your installations?
My target are some industrial system that need monitoring and transfering data to the web.
we at Raindancer monitor, record and analyze operations in the agricultural sector. Currently, we have over 230 Industruinos in the field (literally) all around the world. Over 200 of them are used to control and to monitor the individual water supplies of irrigation operations, complementing or replacing existing remote controls (esp. those mobile network text message based ones with high latency) in a unified user interface on smartphones and web browser based, near-realtime. Around 30 are used to extend the functionality of existing irrigation machinery that would not have any remote control or monitoring capability at all or those that do not suffice the requirements of our users.
These units are usually running 24/7 throughout the season (that is, usually from spring to fall), some even during winter; after an initial learning curve (that is, mostly regarding mobile connectivity — some of our devices are online via m2m routers, others using the Industruino GSM/GRPS-Modem) and mitigating some minor glitches (EM interference from the GSM module's antenna rod to the 14-pin IDC connector, for example), we're really happy with the Industruino, hardware wise as well as with regards to the support provided by Loic and Tom.
Okay, I'll answer it myself, then ...
90 terminal heating coils in a private cardiac surgery hospital (Centre Cardialogique du Nord) - 45 IndIO 1286 - Saint-Denis, France
08 Air Handling units in a restaurant (client wishes to stay anonymous) - 12 IndIO 1286 - La Défense, France
01 Air handling unit and 54 lighting power lines (complete interior and exterior lighting control, mechanical stairs etc...) in a shopping mall (Belle Epine) - 8 IndIO D21G - Thiais, France
11 AHU in the French National Library (Bibliotheque François MItterand) - 11 IndIO D21G - Paris, France
01 Complete 5-lines solar Hay dryer control solution for Zeka (industrial dryer solutions) - 6 IndIO D21G - Le Mans, France
15 Terminal heating control and information gathering units in a 600-rooms building in an engineering school (Ecole Polytechnique) - 15 IndIO D21G - Palaiseau, France (10 more VAV + terminal heating coils to come soon with 4.20mA.kers and a bit of luck).
These are our very own references. Feel free to add some of your own.
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