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Thread: VS: Automation Control Panel for a Master Caster

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

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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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    I do ship international but please keep in mind that depending on the country the cost can be anywhere from $100 to $400 or more

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    Spent four hours machining up some rear brackets.
    Got 20 brackets made so hopefully that will be enough for the next year or two.

    Currently waiting on some small parts.

    Work is getting busy again. My summer went by too fast and unfortunately I didn't get enough stuff done that I wanted to get done.

    Currently the HATCH AUTOMATION PANEL is being used in 25 states and 4 countries (besides USA)
    Australia, Belgium, South Africa, Singapore
    There are NO restrictions on shipping my panel to any country.
    The only drawback is the expense of shipping.

    Currently in progress I have panels being built for South Africa (2) and France (1)

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    current lead time is 4 to 6 weeks depending on parts in stock at time of order.
    I am working 12 hr days during the week and my son does marching band so I have very limited free time.

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    Desktop version

    Uses a new enclosure and is more compact.
    This is not available for PID optioned units as there isnít any space for the PID or SSR.


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