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1. Phases to achieve

1.1. Identify what to use

1.1.1. PLC

1.1.1.1. the actual model, cables, input and output?

1.1.2. Measure equipment

1.1.2.1. what must I use that is cost effective

1.1.3. What software

1.1.4. What to watch out for

1.1.4.1. say software is good/ bad

1.1.4.2. support is good/ bad

1.1.4.3. TCO

1.2. What does preferred solutions cost

1.2.1. Hardware price

1.2.2. Labour

1.3. Implement a basic solution

1.3.1. measure temperature in rooms

1.3.2. measure water pressure

1.3.3. log this

1.3.4. graph it

2. My objectives

2.1. Able to implement basic PLC sollution

2.2. Measure the following

2.2.1. Temperatures

2.2.2. Pressure

2.2.3. Humidity

2.2.4. Current

2.2.5. Flow in pipe

2.3. Turn switches on and off

2.4. Communication

2.4.1. Network the device on TCP/IP network

2.4.2. GSM modem access

2.5. Provide some GUI

2.6. Equipment must be cost effective (Africa)

3. My progress

3.1. what PLC

3.1.1. Where to buy

3.1.2. Based on forums etc

3.1.2.1. Siemens

3.1.2.1.1. I think it is too expensive if used in Africa?

3.1.2.2. Omron

3.1.2.3. Mitsubushi

3.1.2.4. Allen Bradley

3.1.2.4.1. I think I should use this

3.1.2.4.2. What should be first PLC?

3.1.2.5. LS Industrial Systems

3.1.2.5.1. no POP in UK

3.1.2.5.2. are they any good?

3.1.2.6. ezautomation

3.1.2.6.1. Cheap PLCS it seems

3.1.2.6.2. http://www.ezautomation.co.uk/products/ezplc.php

3.1.2.7. www.Lamonde.com

3.1.2.7.1. DL

3.1.2.7.2. Confirm his selection below

3.1.2.7.3. http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?t=3901

3.1.3. All the PLCs

3.1.3.1. http://www.plcs.net/chapters/links.htm

3.1.4. Emulators

3.1.4.1. seem you should ensure PLC have emulators

3.1.4.2. I see this

3.1.4.2.1. http://sites.google.com/site/abdullahabra//home/theteck-com/plc

3.2. Probes

3.2.1. Where to buy these at good prices

3.2.2. www.carelusa.com

3.2.3. www.dixell.com

3.2.3.1. AMM say I should use

3.2.3.2. not freely in UK

3.2.4. www.honeywell.com

3.2.5. www.bannerengineering.com

3.2.5.1. Expensive

3.2.6. HomeAutomation

3.2.6.1. http://www.ibuttonlink.com/sensors.aspx

3.2.6.1.1. make yellow stuff reasonable

3.2.6.1.2. to buy in UK see below

3.2.6.1.3. http://www.homechip.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=22

3.3. Learn here

3.3.1. http://www.plcs.net/contents.shtml

3.3.2. http://www.machine-information-systems.com/index.html

3.3.2.1. very good a-z on how what and where

3.4. Forums to use

3.4.1. http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?t=3901

3.4.1.1. seems very good

3.4.2. http://www.edaboard.com/forum28-3.html

3.4.3. http://forums.mrplc.com/index.php?act=idx

3.4.4. http://plcmentor.com/PLCTrainingForum/tabid/58/Default.aspx

3.4.4.1. good tutor

3.4.5. http://www.control.com/thread/1026147544

3.4.5.1. tell you where to buy

3.4.6. http://www.plcprogrammers.co.uk/ [Allan, Guru]

3.4.6.1. seems good person to ask

3.4.6.2. 2010.11.10

3.4.6.2.1. pls email

3.4.6.3. Recommends

3.5. Advice

3.5.1. Arno

3.5.2. Rean

3.5.2.1. http://www.anadigi.co.za/products.php?path=1/LS%20Industrial%20Systems/SCADA/catalogs

3.6. Online stores I found so far

3.6.1. http://uk.rs-online.com/web/

3.6.1.1. seems best so far

3.6.2. good old eBay

3.6.3. www.AutomationDirect.com

3.6.3.1. credit

3.6.3.1.1. (http://www.control.com/thread/1026147544)

3.6.4. http://www.audon.co.uk/index.html

3.6.4.1. credit

3.6.4.1.1. http://www.plctalk.net

3.6.5. http://www.omega.co.uk

3.6.5.1. seems good UK shop, pricey maybe?

3.6.6. http://www.sensorsone.co.uk/

3.6.6.1. no online buying

3.6.7. http://www.bb-europe.com/products.asp

3.6.7.1. looks like good company

3.6.7.2. stuff high in price

3.6.8. http://www.audon.co.uk/it_sys.html

3.6.8.1. sell TCP/ USB monitors