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Thread: VS: Automation Control Panel for a Master Caster

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    No problem. Without seeing a working unit I assume there is a micro-switch installed by the handle that trips when it is returned? I think I could just use the wiring on my own switch when casting by hand. Some sort of large push button would be nice when wearing thick gloves. Each time the switch is depressed the pot opens for the set amount of time

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    Bump to the top

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    Bump to the top - Contact me about end of the year discounts if your interested.

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    I still have the original(second) Hatch system. What is the cost for a touchscreen upgrade?
    Up to over 50000 cast on the original.

    Fox

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    Bump to the top for a good product. Waiting for info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shootinfox2 View Post
    I still have the original(second) Hatch system. What is the cost for a touchscreen upgrade?
    Up to over 50000 cast on the original.

    Fox
    I would have to do the figures.
    The touchscreen itself costs $200
    Depending on the enclosure used, you might need another enclosure. I repurpose used Solar panel enclosures and they cost me $40
    So if all it takes is those two items then your looking at $250 in parts and prob $150 maybe in labor.
    send me a PM with the pictures of the the unit and I can work up the exact cost with trying to reuse all the original parts.


    EDIT -> is it this one -> http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...=1#post1992509

    If so that is a stripped down version.
    Figures above are gonna be pretty close to being correct.
    You need to keep in mind. I am reusing your original PLC.
    The problem is that it does not have a battery backup feature.
    Automation Direct tells me that the unit will retain settings for 5 days or so.
    All the settings are accessible via the touchscreen.
    You do not use your computer to make any changes.
    So after 5 days or whenever the memory loses its presets, you will have to punch in every setting via the touchscreen.
    That is why I went with the battery model.
    a new PLC is gonna be $112 plus the $5.50 battery
    Last edited by HATCH; 12-02-2018 at 08:18 PM.

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    I took inventory just now.
    I have two rear brackets left after I fill this order I am working on now.

    So I will offer the ‘kit’ until those two are sold.
    Then it’s gonna just be the panel with valves

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    I want one real bad man! Unfortunately I havent got the spare change at the moment

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    I started my summer break so now is the time to purchase as I have free time to build.

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    Hi Hatch. Do you still put together these kits ? I'm not currently in the market as I don't even have a mastercast machine, but was wondering if I do make a purchase, will I still be able to secure the necessary parts to automate ?

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    Yes. I still offer a complete kir
    Don't like being hammered by the Cast Boolits Staff, then don't be a nail.
    The rules are simple to follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HATCH View Post
    Yes. I still offer a complete kir
    Hello Hatch. Do you have an email address we could communicate on?

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