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UK R A I NE

ER

MUSHROOM CLIMATE CONTROL EQUIPMENT

PJ SC

www.mushroom-climate.com

Controller for Mushroom Industrial Cultivation

AKS

Description
AKS is a mushroom grow controller designed for automatic environmental control in a growing room of all
mushroom types: white button (Agaricus), oyster mushroom (Pleurotus), shiitake (Lentinula edodes), etc..
AKS Controller is used for large-scale mushroom production farms with a high level of climate
automatization. It measures air and compost temperatures, air relative humidity, CO2 concentration and
compost temperature rate. The climate is controlled with outside air, circulation, cooling, heating, drying and
humidification. The individual control algorithms are realized for each of seven cultivation phases. The
algorithms can operate in both manual and automatic modes.
AKS controls the entire process, from the moment of filling with fresh compost till the time of emptying.
The controller can be connected to PC via RS485 communication interface. TechnologSoft Mushroom
Edition Software enables to control environmental parameters and react all alarm situations from your PC.
The remote control of AKS is also possible through Internet and TeamViewer Software.
KS Controller can be also used in a wireless control system.

Functions

CONTROLLERS

Air temperature measurement in a growing room and in several points of airduct


Compost temperature measurement in four and more points
Calculation of average compost temperature by four and more temperature probes
Calculation of compost and air temperature change rate
Control of carbon dioxide concentration in the air
Automatic control of air humidification and dehumidification in a growing room
Automatic control of air cooling and heating in a growing room
Automatic maintenance of fixed compost and air temperature rate
Control of fixed parameters in manual or automatic mode
Program setting parameters, modes, control ranges of actuators and duration for each of seven phases
Setting the priority control for each of seven cultivation phases
Cooling and drying with the help of Outside Air Humidity & Temperature Sensor (option)
Automatic or manual switch from one phase to another using climatic parameters set by a technologist
Diagnostics of probes and actuators
Alarm signaling of sensor failure and parameter deviation
Data transfer to PC via RS485 communication interface
Saving the settings and control parameters in nonvolatile memory
Remote PC control of the whole production process

Basic Specifications
Measuring Temperature Range
Temperature Accuracy
Measuring Relative Humidity (RH) Range
RH Accuracy
Supply Voltage
Power Consumption
Panel Board Dimensions (HxWxD)

Inputs
Analog Inputs
Compost temperature probe
Room air temperature probe
Mixed air temperature probe
Inlet air temperature probe
Cool air temperature probe
Outside air temperature probe
RH sensor (dry and wet thermometers)
Carbon dioxide transmitter (4-20 mA)
Feedback signal from VFD of inlet fan (0-10 V)
Feedback signal from air dampers (2-10 V)
Feedback signal from hot and cold water valves (0-10 V)
RH sensor in a growing room (4-20 mA)
Dry Contact Inputs
Cold water pump
Hot water pump
Humidifier pump
Inlet fan
Frost protection thermostat
Air filter pressure switch
Light sensor
Door sensor
Power supply sensor
Reserved

Q-ty
6
2
1
1
1
1
41
1
1
3
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
4

0 to100
0.1
40 to 100%
max 2 %
220 V10%
max 18 W
500x420130 mm

Q-ty

Outpus
Analog Outputs
Control of inlet fan VFD (0-10 V)
Control of air dampers (2-10 V)
Control of hot and cold water valves (0-10 V)
Control of humidifier actuator (0-10 V)
Reserved
Digital Outputs
Control of cold water pump
Control of hot water pump
Control of humidifier pump
Inlet fan ON/OFF
Exhaust fan ON/OFF
CO2 pump permission
Light alarm signal system ON/OFF
Sound alarm signal system ON/OFF
Reserved
Interface
RS485

1
4
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

Tel. +38(0462) 606-740, +38(067) 505-35-42

UK R A I NE

ER

MUSHROOM CLIMATE CONTROL EQUIPMENT

PJ SC

www.mushroom-climate.com

Design
AKS Controller consists of the master controller on the DIN rail
mounted inside of the plastic panel board and operator panel
with TFT display on the front panel.
It also includes two 24VDC power supply units, 12 VDC power Power Supply
supply unit, surge protector, key switch lock and external Units
buttons for setting operating modes and alarm lamps. The
controller has a significant reserve of inputs and outputs. It is
also possible to commutate other nonstandard input and output
types.
Master Controller
AKS Controller can be supplied with TechnologSoft software for
PC remote control. It all allows to choose individual
configuration for definite production peculiarities and customer
wishes.

Surge Protector

Operator Panel

Key Switch Lock

Environmental Control in Growing Room


22

20
1

17

Yi

18

21

380V 50Hz

Ui

12

D in

13
hot water

7
19

24

D out

23

cold water

10

11

14

16
1...4 - Compost temperature probes
5
- Room air temperature probe
6
- Inlet air temperature probe
7
- After cold coil air temperature probe
8
- Mixed air temperature probe
9
- Outside air temperature probe
10 - Air humidity sensor (capacitive)
11 - Aspiration psychrometer

12 - Carbon dioxide transmitter


13 - Hot water valve
14 - Cold water valve
15 - Outside air damper
16 - Circulation air damper
17 - VFD
18 - Inlet fan
19 - Exhaust fan

15

CONTROLLERS

outside air
outside air

9
25

20 - Pressure damper
21 - Humidifier valve
22 - Humidifier
23 - Thermostat
24 - AKS Controller
25 - Outside air humidity & temp sensor
26 - Hot return water
27 - Cold return water

26
boiler room

27

Environmental Control in Growing Rooms with Central Air Conditioning


Growing room 1
380V
50Hz

outside air

1,2 - Temperature and RH probes (informative)


3 - Pressure sensor
4 - Air temperature probe
5 - Cold water valve
6 - Thermostat (if there is no anti-freeze)
7 - Hot water valve
8 - Inlet fan
9 - VFD
10 - Central air conditioner

hot
water

cold
water

...

10

RhT

Growing room 12

RhT

380V
50Hz

Central air conditioning

outside air

Model

USD Price

Description

AKS

$1200

Controller for Industrial Mushroom Cultivation

Advanced Automation Technologies