Use Case: Weather Station!

Weather station using Industrial Shields PLC’s as a data acquisition and data transmitter.

This project is installed on Valle del Yaqui by Red de Estaciones Meteorológicas del Distrito de Riego del Río Yaqui in Mexico and it was developed, designed and installed by Ing. Juan Carlos Raygoza, Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. Correo: raygozajc@yahoo.com.

This project consist on a weather station with the objective of display sensor data on a web site and also allow this system to be configured remotely.

Hardware and wiring

On this project Industrial Shields PLC’s have the function to get the data acquisition from different ADCON weather sensors as temperature, humidity, solar radiation, wind speed, barometric pressure and rain meter. Then transmit this data to a intermediate communication Telnet server. Also there is installed an SD card to store local data, an RTC (real time clock) to get the real time, some wireless communication systems, security cameras and alarms. All of these devices are controlled by an M-Duino 42.

Software

The PLC program was developed with Arduino IDE. The intermediate software between the web site and the PLC is a Telnet server. This Telnet server has a database, some REST service and finally the web site using Angular 4 to show the data on MetApp (weather station web site). Some of these configurations can be configured by remote control using the Telnet platform.

Using this installation allow to the meteorologist to know remotely the important weather parameters of this place. Also allow them to configure their station in order to actuate and add some modifications to the station.

This is the safest way to use Industrial Hardware Open Source for monitoring a System as a Weather Station and doing it all remotely.

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