Modern greenhouse automation includes many subsystems: climate management, fertilization management, waste water treatment systems and so on. These systems are designed not only to help growers maximize crop yields, but also help with water conservation and energy savings. The challenge is to connect all these subsystems to remote climate control system.
The Lanner’s LEC-301x series with a rugged fanless design, clear LED indicators and advanced wiring provides a stable and reliable connectivity between local sensors, actuators and remote or central control systems. As a DIN rail-mountable device it is also well-suited for deployment in automation, factories and agriculture.
Lanner’s LEC-3012-A6 provides up to 6 serial ports with Emergency shut down (ESD) and surge protection and up to 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports with magnetic isolation protection. It is used to connect various devices and controllers, and it also collects and transfers data to a remote control center. The process parameters, data display, remote control, system testing, events alert and system configuration can all be controlled using a standard Web browser or SCADA software on a remote workstation.
Controllable environmental conditions are necessary to reach optimum plant growth, improved crop yields and efficient use of water and other resources. Advances in sensor, actuator, data acquisition modules and gateway technology, both in hardware and software, have enabled distributed implementation of sensor and control action over sensor/actuator networks. By automating the data acquisition of the variables that influence plant growth, greenhouse monitoring is performed efficiently and with minimal human interaction.
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