BCS-482 Brewery Control System

Quick Overview

BCS-462 Temperature Control SystemALL NEW! BCS-482 interactive temperature controller
8 temperature inputs
8 discrete inputs
16 discrete outputs
Removable terminal blocks
Heavy duty aluminum enclosure with mounting flanges
Operates on 12VDC power supply (not included)
I2C and RS485 bus for additional accessories
USB Support

What's NEW!

New Faster TI Tiva M4F Processor
Higher current outputs (150mA 12VDC instead of 20mA 5VDC)
Onboard LED Indicators for outputs
Operates at 12VDC. Power is brought onboard via screw terminals to allow for a broader range of PSUs
Internal daughterboard I/O expansion option (Q2/2019)
USB Jack for simpler firmware updates
I2C Jack for easier connection to 7-segment LED displays
RS485 port for future expansion modules
Built-in alarm buzzer
Laser etched case won't fade or discolor in the heat of your brewery environment


Web-based User Interface

The BCS series' user interface is all web based. Monitor and control temperatures and processes on your browser from any browser enabled device such as a computer, tablet or phone. Check out some Screenshots.

Temperature Sensor Inputs

The BCS-482 allows up to eight independent temperature sensors to be monitored simultaneously. Inputs can be any NTC thermistor based sensor with a 10Kohm ambient reading. Use our sensors, or purchase/build your own. Just set the temperature coefficients that are provided by the sensor manufacturer into the BCS-482, or calculate them based on experimental data.

Inputs / Outputs

Along with the eight temperature sensor inputs, the BCS-482 provides eight 12VDC discrete inputs. All inputs can trigger controller responses. Sixteen 150mA 12VDC discrete outputs are provided for relay control or can directly drive many electric ball valves on the market. Eight of the outputs can be controlled by PWM, differentially by a temperature input, or under complete PID control. The remaining 10 outputs provide on/off control.

Expansion Options

The BCS-482 was designed with expansion in mind, supporting both internal and external expansion modules. The first expansion module slated for release in Q3 2018, is an internal in-case expansion board that will allow for an additional 8 inputs and 8 outputs. Additional modules on the drawing board include options for 1-wire support and 4-20mA support.

Advanced Data Logging

Data is logged internally in the device, and displayed on your browser, or saved as a text file. The BCS-482 supports internal logging of four signals up to 4k samples each. The user can set the frequency of the samples anywhere from 1 second to 6 hours, resulting in trace lengths anywhere from 1.1 hours to 2.8 years long.

Programmable Processes

A revolutionary State Machine interface allows the user to program with simple and intuitive rules, giving the controller the ability to exhibit extremely complex behavior. The BCS-482 allows up to eight independent processes, each with eight states. Check out the documentation for programming examples.

Open Interface API

The control system from ECC utilizes a simple HTTP GET/POST mechanism to control and monitor the unit. The protocol is completely open and documented, allowing users the ability to develop third-party interfaces. Does your application require a unique GUI, or if would like to have your own data logging/graphing application? Want to link multiple BCS systems together and have them all controlled from a unified interface? The possibilities are endless. Check out our Forum to see what the community is offering.

MSRP $279.95

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