Grolab TankBot

R 7200.00

In stock

Description

The Grolab TankBot is the most versatile and precise module in the GroLab family.

(For use with the Grolab GrowNode, the system’s core module) – see our Grolab Starter Kit

It could be described as a complete controller that is able to cover all the aspects of tank management. However, this description is not enough because TankBot is much more than that.

PH & water temperature regulation, nutrient dosing, water level management and tank refill/drain are just some examples of the Growlab TankBot’s capabilities.

The unit supports up to 4 x 12V actuators, allowing to connect a wide variety of devices like water pumps, solenoid valves, peristaltic pumps, relays, air pumps and power contactors. With the capability to independently control those 4 actuators makes it possible to automate a variety of systems like irrigation, lighting and air flow.

This powerful module is not only capable of monitoring and controlling the pH, EC and water temperature, but also offers the possibility to connect 4 extra switch sensors of your choice like water level sensors, motion/smoke detectors or switch buttons. The TankBot’s capabilities can even extend to the areas of  surveillance and security , giving the user a large amount of notification & reaction possibilities in the case of any security threats or room issues arising.

Grolab TankBot Manual -> Here

TankBot configuration schematic example, the GroLab™ grow controller tank manager, nutrients dosing, PH correction, security system with motion and smoke detectors
TankBot Installation Example

POWER SUPPLY

Grolab TankBot can provide power to all peripherals of your growing environment. It has 4 connectors that supports 12v actuators allowing a wide variety of devices like water pumps, solenoid valves, peristaltic pumps, relays, air pumps and power contactors. Using power contactors or relays extends the module capabilities to control any kind of device, providing a huge amount of options to automate a variety of systems like irrigation, lighting and air flow. In addition, TankBot provides an extra power output (12V/1A or 24V/2A), that you can use to power sensors like motion/smoke detectors, this output is not controllable working only as a power supply.

MANUAL CONTROL

This module comes with 4 external switches that give the user the ability to manually control all connected peripherals at any time on the spot.

PH MONITORING & ADJUSTMENT

This module gives you the possibility to do deep analysis and to monitor and control the pH. The programmable GroLab™ system procedures offer several options to regulate pH based on the user’s needs.

EC MONITORING & ANALYSIS

Grolab TankBot also supports an EC probe, extending the monitoring and control of your water tank to another level. The GroLab™ system can notify you and even react based on electrical conductivity of your water.

WATER TEMPERATURE

Grolab TankBot provides all you need to continuously regulate the water temperature ensuring the optimum conditions for your plants to grow.

NUTRIENT DOSING

Connecting peristaltic pumps to the TankBot opens the door to the nutrient dosing domain. The GroLab™ system provides all the necessary tools to calibrate the peristaltic pumps and to create procedures to precisely pump the required nutrient amounts.

SPEED CUSTOMIZATION

TankBot provides the capability to customize device speed. This feature can improve precision even with low cost devices.

ADVANCED IRRIGATION

Thanks to the capability of handling actuators of 12v, it is possible to create impressive irrigation systems that can independently feed multiple grows.

TANK LEVEL MANAGEMENT

This module supports 4 extra switch sensors of your choice, like water level sensors, allowing you to continuously monitor the water level of your tanks. With the right peripherals connected to the TankBot, like solenoid valves or water pumps, the user can create procedures to automatically drain and refill, allowing for complete tank maintenance.

SAFETY PROTOCOLS & PROCEDURES

TankBot allows you to create safety protocols & procedures to avoid dangerous situations and even react to them in order to minimize potential damage. Fires and intrusions are examples of situations this module can handle. With support for switch buttons it is possible to shutdown all devices or specific areas/grows by simply pressing a button. There are also 2 main security features included in te TankBot: the cool-down time which prevents damage to devices that need some time to cool down before turning them on and also security actions when losing communication with the GroNode (the system’s core module). All of these make the TankBot a life-saver for any grower.

MODULE COMMUNICATION

TankBot communicates with GroNode (the system’s core module) through radio frequency with a range of 25 meters indoors (depending on obstacles) and 100 meters in open spaces. This makes it easy to install the TankBot right by the water tank.

MONITORING & ANALYSIS

Using GroLab™ Software the user can monitor and analyze the different pH, EC, temperature readings and the 4 extra sensors in real time. The software provides you notifications, charts, grow(s) overview and even allows you to export the sensors values from the beginning of your grow(s) life cycle.

NOTIFICATIONS

When you provide an internet connection to the GroNode (the system’s core module) it can send real time alerts and updates to your e-mail about the state of the sensors and devices connected to TankBot. It will also notify you in case of any issues arising.

LED INDICATOR

Its design features a LED that indicates if the module is currently powered on and the connection state with GroNode (the system’s core module).

REMOTE CONTROL

When connecting the GroNode (the system’s core module) to a router with an internet connection, it allows you to activate the GroLab™ system’s remote control. This feature grants user access from anywhere, at any time through easy-to-use software, allowing full control of all the modules, including TankBot.
TankBot Specifications:
Hardware Version
H009/H010
Dimensions
91mm x 108.9mm x 28.7mm
Exterior

Casing: Stainless Steel

Colors: Silver

Physical buttons: Reset, 4 x Output Controller

Power Supply
12V/2A
Power Supply Adapter Included
Yes
Power Supply Adapter Cable Length
1 meter
Connections

USB 2.1 type B

RP-SMA female

Power Entry 12V/1A 24V/2A

Power Output 12V/1A 24V/2A (2.5mm 4-Pin male)

4 x 12v Actuators (2.5mm 4-Pin male)

4 x Switch Sensor (2.5mm 4-Pin male)

Temperature Sensor (2.5mm 4-Pin male)

PH Connector (BNC)

EC Connector (BNC)

Antenna Included
Yes
USB Cable Included
Yes (Type B-A)
USB Cable Length
2 meters
USB Power Adapter Included
Yes (Type A 230AC-5VDC)
Sensors Included

PH Probe

Temperature Sensor

Connector Plug Included
Yes (4 x 2.5mm 4-Pin female)
Inter-Module Communication
Radio Frequency – 2.4GHz
Visual Indicators

LED

Warranty
2-years limited hardware warranty
PH Probe Specifications
Dimensions
140mm (length) x 12mm (diameter)
Exterior

Casing: Plastic

Colors: Green

Cable Length
3 meters
Measure Range
0PH ~ 14PH
Measuring Temperature
0ºC ~ 80ºC
Resolution
0.01PH
Accuracy
±0.01PH
Zero
7±0.25PH
Response Time
<1min
Repeatability
<0.017
Noise
<0.5mV
Warranty
1-year limited hardware warranty
Temperature Sensor Specifications
Dimensions
50mm (length) x 10mm (diameter)
Exterior

Casing: Stainless Steel

Colors: Silver

Cable Length
2 meters
Waterproof
Yes
Temperature Range
-40ºC ~ 110ºC
Temperature Precision
±0.5ºC
Warranty
1-year limited hardware warranty