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In addition to the socio-economic developments, the population is also seeking higher living standards. Despite their work, they have no spare time to care for their toys. The main aim of this project is to develop smart systems to monitor the aquaponic ecosystem and provide environmental and ecological protection for ornamental fish and hydroponic plants. Initially, a comprehensive description was provided of the importance and functions of the system, and then architecture, hardware components, and software development were included. The system includes three components, namely information gathering, mobile transmission, and intelligent interactive applications. The product development process includes several repetitive tasks concerned with an automated design process. It would be beneficial to hire a design team in order to automate and speed up these processes.

Control System Monitoring

- Setting the temperature of the growing area.

- Monitoring of greenhouse humidity.

- Alarm when greenhouse humidity is below a threshold value.

Looking for a company that can provide you with industrial design automation and services?

Geolance is a company that provides industrial automation design and services to companies all over the world. We have a wide range of knowledge about machine designs, equipment specifications, tooling/Fixtures, and more.

Our team of experienced engineers can help you develop new products or integrated production lines for your manufacturing plants. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you are satisfied with the end product.

Control System Management

- Control of water pumps to ensure that the pH and temperature remain stable.

- Control of air pumps to ensure that humidity remains stable. Figure 1 shows a block diagram of our system design:

The whole project is divided into three phases: development, assembly, and implementation. The first step includes designing the hardware platform using microcontroller 8266 32 bits via WIFI which enables us to develop smart mobile applications using Android or IOS systems. For this phase we coded in C ++ language on the OpenWrt operating system such as node JS, HTML5/CSS3/jQuery, AJAX, and Mongo DB; we also integrated Arduino IDE for programming sensors and actuators. The second step includes the assembly of different hardware components including network switch, sensors, actuators, and actuator controllers to measure the humidity and content CO2 in greenhouses; this phase also covers the development of sensor nodes using 433MHZ frequency for wireless transmission between sensors and microcontroller 8266 32 bits via WIFI. The third steps are about implementing the system by putting all sensor nodes on greenhouse roofs to monitor environmental parameters such as temperature humidity CO2 which are necessary for plant growth.

Control System Protection

- Connecting the greenhouse air pump to inhibit CO2 content in greenhouses.

- If temperature or humidity is below a threshold value, the system activates air pumps for greenhouse ventilation.

- Alarm on a high level of nutrients in culture tank and notification by SMS or Email.

Intelligent Applications Development

- We developed a mobile application for Android and IOS systems to control the greenhouse climate.

- We designed a web application on HTML/CSS/jQuery platform to monitor sensor nodes installed in greenhouses.

- We developed a dashboard for this entire system using Mongo DB, Node JS, HTML5/CSS3/jQuery, AJAX technology.

- Development of an automatic irrigation scheduling system based on the weather forecast to maintain optimal conditions for plants, specifically duration and frequency.

Periodically check the soil moisture level, and water discharge if necessary.

- Develop a centralized monitoring platform to monitor all controllers in a single site.

The proposed system can provide real-time data about the current status of each system for aquaponics control centers so that actions can be taken quickly. The main advantage of this project is to develop an intelligent interactive network application designed specifically to monitor and control remote sites using the internet without human intervention. In addition, an automatic irrigation scheduling program automatically detects optimal conditions for plants based on weather forecasts will be developed (this function aims at maximizing crop yield by reducing losses due to drought or excess water).

Design, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Control & Monitoring Systems for Greenhouse

- Installation of the network switch, sensors, actuators controllers, and HMI.

- Recording current data from sensors into the database.

- Develop a centralized monitoring platform to monitor all controllers in a single site.

- Implementing and testing the project by deploying it on real greenhouse cultivation plants (lettuce).

Design a web application on HTML/CSS/jQuery platform to monitor sensor nodes installed in greenhouses. - Develop a dashboard for this entire system using Mongo DB , Node JS , HTML5 / CSS3 / jQuery , AJAX technology .

- Develop an automatic irrigation scheduling system based on the weather forecast to maintain optimal conditions for plants, specifically duration and frequency. Periodically check the soil moisture level, and water discharge if necessary.

- Develop a centralized monitoring platform to monitor all controllers in a single site.

Design. Implementation and Testing:

- Design and implementation of a web application on HTML/CSS/jQuery platform to monitor sensor nodes installed in greenhouses.

- Develop an automatic irrigation scheduling system based on the weather forecast to maintain optimal conditions for plants, specifically duration and frequency. Periodically check the soil moisture level, and water discharge if necessary.

- Develop a centralized monitoring platform to monitor all controllers in a single site. The proposed system can provide real-time data about the current status of each system for aquaponics control centers so that actions can be taken quickly while reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) for farmers/enterprises due to high maintenance costs. An automatic irrigation scheduling program automatically detects optimal conditions for plants based on weather forecasts will be developed (this function aims at maximizing crop yield by reducing losses due to drought or excess water).

Logic Diagrams & Operation Equations

- Develop a complete simulator of the HMI software for training purposes (model training).

- Maximize the total TCO by providing an optimal system design.

- Test and commission hardware & software systems using PLCs, SCADA, IOT sensors, actuators controller modules.

A simulation model of the control panel that includes hardware elements such as sensors and actuators is designed to simulate plant cultivation processes in real-time. The current status of all physical devices will be presented on the screen to test changes before actual implementation at greenhouse sites. A simulator can also be used to train users on how to use this system without fear or danger which reduces losses due to human error during operation. By simulating this control panel, the time needed to train operators on new equipment can be reduced.

Tools Required:

- JavaScript , jQuery, HTML5 / CSS3 / Bootstrap , Mongo DB , Node JS

- Arduino IDE for microcontroller programming along with IoT sensors & actuators modules.

- LabVIEW for PLCs. It also uses the same graphical programming style as MATLAB and Simulink, which are used in many industrial applications, such as process control engineering.

- C ++ language is most commonly used by industrial programmers because it is considered faster than other languages like Java or Python, easier to debug than other object-oriented languages (C++ isn't an Object Oriented Programming language), and has direct hardware access similar to Assembly Languages.

- IEC 61131-3 is a standard for programming industrial control systems originally developed by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in 1994. ANSI/ISA-95 is based on this standard and is an American National Standards Institute standard applicable in the United States. It was withdrawn on March 29, 2009, without replacement due to lack of interest. A new version, IEC 61131-3:2005 +A1:2009 was published with corrections that became effective in September 2009.

Industrial Automation Design

Industrial Automation Design is the combination of several disciplines, such as mechatronics systems design, control system design, and software programming.

The main goal of industrial automation design is to provide means for manufacturing facilities to operate at maximum capacity with minimized human involvement. Hence some say that Industrial Automation is about maximizing capacity utilization while minimizing operating costs (labor etc.).

Who needs this?

Businesses in many different industries can benefit from this service. The most common application areas are within heavy industry, such as petroleum refining, steel milling, FMCG production lines, pharmaceuticals, food processing plants, etc., but it can be also applied to other fields like data centers or high-tech research.

Why it's interesting?

Industrial automation is one of the most significant engineering and manufacturing industries in today's global market.

This sector represents a huge market because it creates and improves products for other companies and even individuals, including customized mass-produced items such as cars, houses, clothing, appliances, tools, toys, etc.

According to an estimate made by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), in 2014 there were about 1.6 million industrial robots used worldwide, excluding service personnel such as robotic vacuum cleaners and floor scrubbers (the IFR estimates that about two-thirds of all industrial robots are currently active in Japan, with approximately 352 thousand units; China follows with roughly 175 thousand units). Of these 1.6 million industrial robots, about 1.3 million units were articulated robots and also, there were 53 thousand industrial robot units sold in 2014. The automotive industry is the leading consumer of industrial robots followed by the electronics industry. The European market for service robotics for household and personal use is relatively small but is expected to grow over the next few years because it generally has a high rate of adoption of new technologies such as those found in smartphones and tablets)

Engineering Service Provider Offers Professional Industrial Automation Designs

There are many companies in the world that provide industrial automation design and services. The process of designing and building an automated system is called automation engineering. Most major manufacturers in Agricultural, Automotive, Electronics, Food Processing, etc. use automation engineers to develop new products or integrated production lines for their manufacturing plants. An Industrial Engineer is very familiar with all aspects of this development process and has a wide range of knowledge about machine designs, equipment specifications, tooling/Fixtures, control systems including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and HMI's (Human Machine Interface), Material Handling Systems such as conveyor systems and Robotic Systems, etc., but may not be involved with any one of these particular activities exclusively.

Industrial automation design is a service used by companies that have production facilities to increase the capacity of their manufacturing process. The scope of this service can be anything from developing a new product or material handling system for a factory, to improving existing products and processes.

This service is targeted at top management in businesses in any industry who are interested in increasing the overall operational efficiency of their business with major capital investments. The scope can be from designing a new facility or upgrading an existing plant.

Pilot Lines

This service is aimed at engineers and plant managers who want to develop pilot lines for testing out new equipment, machines, systems, etc., before committing budgets and resources on full production units. It saves time and money by eliminating problems before they become more expensive.

The process of designing and building an automated system is called automation engineering. Most major manufacturers in Agricultural, Automotive, Electronics, Food Processing, etc. use automation engineers to develop new products or integrated production lines for their manufacturing plants. An Industrial Engineer is very familiar with all aspects of this development process and has a wide range of knowledge about machine designs, equipment specifications, tooling/Fixtures, control systems including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and HMI's (Human Machine Interface), Material Handling Systems such as conveyor systems and Robotic Systems.

Industrial Robot Business

Services are usually provided by companies or individuals who apply design methods and tools used originally in product design, but they often have close contact with management whose goal may be profit rather than design excellence.

Industrial engineers work primarily in manufacturing, healthcare, and the service industry. A bachelor's degree in industrial engineering is a requirement for most entry-level positions, though requirements vary by employer and industry. Industrial engineers typically have strong analytical skills and creativity that help them solve problems related to productivity, quality control, or workflow processes. The salary of an industrial engineer varies from $50k to $100k depending on experience level and location.

Industrial automation design is a service used by companies that have production facilities to increase the capacity of their manufacturing process. The scope of this service can be anything from developing a new product or material handling system for a factory, to improving existing products and processes. This service is targeted at top management in businesses in any industry who are interested in increasing the overall operational efficiency of their business with major capital investments. The scope can be from designing a new facility or upgrading an existing plant.

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