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    New project please help with some questions

    Hey

    I have a project when i have a piece of machinery when i would like
    to monitor, track and control here are some inputs and output i think i will require.

    3-12 Inputs it would be really nice if you had 120VAC inputs but i will have to find away around this.

    when someone pushes a button the control system is 120VAC so it would
    be great to branch off that line and go directly into the Fusion brain to count
    and monitor the activity of the machine.

    3-12 outputs thru the inputs i can set up events to trigger outputs to control the machine. Lets say if the machine was to be used 12 times/ hr
    and someone runs it 25 times i could trigger a light to warn them or even cut power the circuit.

    I could also you some of the sensor to measure the temp and other things as well.

    all this can be date stamped and stored in the database to check over with the maintance team once a week or month.

    I would also like to add cameras to the machine and feed them into the PC
    and control them thru the fusion brain. I could store the stream for 12hrs every day and dump it if nothing happens. Up to 3 cameras i think.

    then last i want to be able to remote monitor it from my desk which can be done fairly easily using Remote desktop.

    SO the question is does it look do able with the fusion brain and is there any
    info you think i am missing to start this project?

    i know i am limited to 4 inputs on the fusion but we can link more if we have to

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    Quote Originally Posted by gt__1 View Post
    Hey

    I have a project when i have a piece of machinery when i would like
    to monitor, track and control here are some inputs and output i think i will require.

    3-12 Inputs it would be really nice if you had 120VAC inputs but i will have to find away around this.

    when someone pushes a button the control system is 120VAC so it would
    be great to branch off that line and go directly into the Fusion brain to count
    and monitor the activity of the machine.

    3-12 outputs thru the inputs i can set up events to trigger outputs to control the machine. Lets say if the machine was to be used 12 times/ hr
    and someone runs it 25 times i could trigger a light to warn them or even cut power the circuit.

    I could also you some of the sensor to measure the temp and other things as well.

    all this can be date stamped and stored in the database to check over with the maintance team once a week or month.

    I would also like to add cameras to the machine and feed them into the PC
    and control them thru the fusion brain. I could store the stream for 12hrs every day and dump it if nothing happens. Up to 3 cameras i think.

    then last i want to be able to remote monitor it from my desk which can be done fairly easily using Remote desktop.

    SO the question is does it look do able with the fusion brain and is there any
    info you think i am missing to start this project?

    i know i am limited to 4 inputs on the fusion but we can link more if we have to

    The Fusion Brain has 14 inputs, not 4.

    There is no way to directly feed 120VAC into the board. That would require quite a bit larger traces and a completely new design. Just not feasable. Now you can take that 120VAC and transform it to DC if needed. I dont know what type of machine you are running but if you could replace the VAC buttons to actually send DC and that would trip a relay for the VAC. So the existing wires on the vac button would go to a relay, and then the leads on the current button would go to the coils of the relay (with a power source and ground of course).

    The Fusion Brain cannot control or stream video feeds. If you mean control the cameras as in place them on rotating bases or something and have the brain control that, then yes.

    The temperature sensors we sell is no problem.

    And the log file created is in html format now read from an xml file with the data, so if you setup a webserver using Apache or something free and easy, then you dont have to remote desktop to monitor. However, if you want to control, right now Remote Desktop is the only option. I am planning on doing remote control though, but I am just too swamped right now to think about that!
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    thanks for the info

    I think on your website it says 4 inputs so 14 is even better

    the 120V i will have to deal with because that is how the system works. I can have
    and interface board made to go from 120Vac to 12DC if i need to.

    Do the inputs need to be dry contacts or can i send a voltage to it like 5VDC or something?

    as far as the camera i just want the fusion to be the main program to act as a button
    for like recording or the control buttons. another recording program can actually
    to the recording.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gt__1 View Post
    thanks for the info

    I think on your website it says 4 inputs so 14 is even better

    the 120V i will have to deal with because that is how the system works. I can have
    and interface board made to go from 120Vac to 12DC if i need to.

    Do the inputs need to be dry contacts or can i send a voltage to it like 5VDC or something?

    as far as the camera i just want the fusion to be the main program to act as a button
    for like recording or the control buttons. another recording program can actually
    to the recording.
    Where does it say 4 inputs? If it says that I need to fix it, but I cant find that....

    The inputs work on voltage input. The input must be below 5v though. Anymore though and it will blow up!

    And for the control mechanism for the camera that will work no problem!
    Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
    1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
    30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
    Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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    http://fusioncontrolcentre.com/Fusio...products_id=28

    12 on/off outputs 4 on/off inputs

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    12 on/off outputs, 4 on/off inputs, and 10 analog sensor inputs.
    Ok, then yes that is correct. There are only 4 digital inputs but there are 10 analogue inputs for a total of 14. The analogues can be used as digital if needed, but the digitals cannot be used as analogue.
    Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
    1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
    30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
    Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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