Agrowtek GrowControl GCX Complete Nutrient Dosing & Environmental Control System Creator

Agrowtek GrowControl GCX Complete Nutrient Dosing & Environmental Control System Creator

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Overview

Agrowtek Product Documents

GCX Spec Sheet

GCX Plus Specs

The Cultivation Control Solution That modern Growers Can Depend On For Reliability & Flexibility To Meet Challenging Requirements

Manage, monitor, and control all aspects of your facility's climate equipment and hydroponics systems including: automatic dosing, irrigation, lighting dimming, HVAC and more. Always be aware of potential problems immediately with onboard email and text alerts, and always be in control with remote access from your phone or PC.

This next generation technology provides extensive control capabilities building on the success and reliability of the GC-Pro series. The GCX platform provides PLC like programming flexibility with an easy to use, modern graphical interface that doesn’t require a technician to program. Built in e-mail alerts, user access control and complete remote control without any paid subscription mean the GCX system will always be keeping you well informed. The GCX series simplifies installation and allows hundreds of GrowNet equipped devices to be connected over standard CAT5 cabling.

Managing even the most complex environments is a simple task with a sleek and intuitive interface, extensive control programming capabilities and robust, easy-to-install hardware. As many as 100 Agrowtek GrowNET™ devices can be connected to the GCX system, and 200 GrowNET devices can be connected to the GCX+ system. Devices connect using standard Ethernet cable for robust and economical installation.

GrowControl™ GCX controllers have a powerful and intuitive graphical programming interface with a toolbar of control functions. Control functions can be added to a work space to create the 'logic' needed to control the environment. 'Work spaces' are often are modeled after the physical spaces they control such as rooms or zones. There is no limit to the number of workspaces that can be created.

Example GCX Set Up

Standard control functions include:

  • Clock Timers
  • On/Off Delay Timers
  • Cycle Timers
  • Thermostats
  • Humidistats
  • Photostats/Light Dimming Controls
  • CO2 Injection/Exhaust
  • Motor Position Controls (Vents/Shades/Curtains)
  • Irrigation Stage Timers
  • Tank Level (Refill) Control
  • Nutrient & pH Dosing
  • Sensor Averaging
  • Math
  • Logic Functions

Control functions may be basic, or may be linked together to create logical steps where complex control is required.


Remote Access, Updates, & Date Logging

GCX systems include a standard RJ45 Ethernet network interface for internet connectivity, with WiFi as an additional connection option. A internet connection allows the use of built-in email alerts, remote VNC access and online updates without any subscription fees. Any standard VNC application for mobile or desktop will be able to remotely control and access the GCX system.

The GCX system works with most standard SMTP email servers including Gmail and can send messages out to multiple recipients. System firmware updates are done via the internet with simple press of a button to initiate a check for updates. If updates are found they can be automatically downloaded and installed.

Wireless Monitoring

The GCX system will log data internally or externally via USB. Four (4) USB ports are provided for data logging to memory stick as well as for other optional devices such as the WiFi module. Data is logged as a standard .CSV format file which can be imported into spreadsheet programs or custom applications.

Industrial Leading Quality

Agrowtek Manufactures the GCX series controls almost entirely including the enclosure, motherboard, I/O boards and peripheral components in-house. Our integrated manufacturing technology allows custom processes and design for the highest quality while achieving the lowest cost. All of the circuit boards are 100% inspected, tested and conformal coated for resistance to moisture and dust.

GCX systems run on a dedicated Linux OS with industrial flash hard drive for security and reliability. High performance quad-core processor with passive cooling technology means the system runs smooth and silent.

Built on over a decade of commercial experience, Agrowtek's GCX controllers are the most advanced and economical in the industry. Large scalability allows a facility to start simple and add devices as needs change.

The Industry Standard

Simple Device Expansion

The GCX controller includes 8 GrowNet ports that can be expanded on up to 100 devices utilizing Agrowteks HX8 8 port expansion hub.

The GCX-PLUS includes 2x8 Port GrowNet port Buses that can be expanded for a total of 200 devices when using the HX8.

The GrowNET HX8 device hubs expand one GrowNET port into eight more ports! HX8 hubs provide power to the devices from the hub ports, further simplifying installation. Buffered hub with individual transceivers for each port extends the range of the GrowNET bus and ensures maximum signal integrity. Provide 5-24Vdc power to devices through the hub ports from the hub's standard DC power jack.

Includes a 0.5 amp 24V DC power supply. Recommended maximum cable length is 1000ft. Learn more here!

HX8 Hub

How To Configure Your GCX Control System

Customization

Take control of your facility! The GrowControl GCX Controller is compatible with a large variety of GrowNET plug-and-play peripherals to sense, alter, and control all aspects of your growing environment.

    1.) Start by choosing from a variety of hydroponic monitors, loggers and dosers. Agrowtek even offers preassembled panel builds on dosing options!

    2.) Next, choose between a variety of environmental sensors. Monitor multiple zones, including outside conditions!

    3.) Agrowtek's intelligent relays control your environment based on your chosen environmental conditions. Relays activate based on readings and set points from your chosen sensors, or operate relays manually through chosen parameters on your GCX controller.

    4.) Need more control but have more components than GrowNet ports? Add Agrowtek's HX8 to expand each GrowNet port by 8!

Agrowtek Hydroponics Monitors, Loggers, & Dosing Systems

Whether you're looking for a complete dosing system, or just need to monitor your hydroponic system, Agrowtek offers a wide variety of options.

GXH System

The GrowControl GXH Monitor

The GXH monitor comes with a large 3-button 3.5" LCD display interface allows easy monitoring of sensor values. Monitor temperature, pH, EC, ORP, & DO values (ORP & DO optional.) Up to 5 sensor capacity.

If you choose to upgrade the the GDX Dosing System, you can select between 4, 5, or 6 peristaltic pump set ups for nutrient and pH dosing. An optional preassembled panel is offered for the GDX system which includes a backing panel, sensor manifold, and a dosing manifold. Learn more here!

SXHM Description

The GrowControl SXHM Monitor

The SXHM monitor includes a 3-button/LCD display interface allows easy monitoring of sensor values. Monitor temperature, pH, EC, ORP, or DO sensor options (ORP & DO optional.) Up to 4 sensor capacity.

If you choose to upgrade to the MDX Dosing System, you can select between 1, 2, 4, or 5 peristaltic pump configurations. An optional preassembled panel is offered for the MDX system which includes a backing panel, sensor manifold, and a dosing manifold. Learn more here!

PHX Monitor

The GrowControl PHX Monitor

The PHX monitor includes a 3-button/LCD display interface allows easy monitoring of sensor values. Monitor temperature, pH, ORP, or DO sensor options (ORP & DO optional.) Up to 3 sensor capacity.

If you choose to upgrade to the MPX Dosing System, you can select between 1, 2, or 4 peristaltic pump configurations. An optional preassembled panel is offered for the MPX system which includes a backing panel, sensor manifold, and a dosing manifold. Learn more here!


Agrowtek Environment Sensors

Monitor every aspect of your environment. Agrowtek offers a wall mounted monitor, a canopy hung monitor, and even an outdoor sensor so you don't miss a thing!

SXE Description

The GrowControl SXE Climate Monitor & Logger

The SXE monitor features a full color display screen for easy sensor monitoring. The SXE monitors temperature, humidity, light, and optionally CO2 ppm (rated for 0-2000ppm.) Set points have day/ight values which are selected based on light sensor readings. Fan aspirated for continuous accuracy with removable air filter to ensure the upmost accuracy.

Internal data logging memory provides a 120 point graphical history on the screen and and retains a 21,600 data point history. Learn more here!

SXC Sensor

The GrowControl SXC Climate Sensor & Data Logger

GrowControl SXC Climate Sensor & Data Logger is a precision digital indoor sensor designed for hanging in growing environments featuring temperature, relative humidity, ambient light sensors and an optional CO2 ppm sensor rated for 0-2000ppm.

Internal memory logs 21,600 data points for months or years of storage, helping you stay on top of changes and patterns that may affect your operation. Learn more here!

SXW Monitor

The GrowControl SXW Climate Sensor & Data Logger

The GrowControl SXW Outdoor Climate Sensor features temperature & ambient light sensors with optional wind speed and wind direction sensors. Housed in a rugged, corrosion-proof stainless steel enclosure, the SXW is built to weather the storm. Internal memory logs 21,600 data points for months or years of storage.

Wind vanes have zero dead band, are near-zero friction and have a theoretical infinite life. Wind speed anemometers with 3 cup rotor measures wind speeds from 1 to 125 MPH. Learn more here!


Control Relays

Independently and intelligently operate devices based on your chosen monitor or sensor readings. Varying from 120V outlets to dry contacts, and even I/O modules, these relays give your GCX controller complete automated control based on your chosen sensors or parameters.

RX1i

RX1i Digital Intelligent Single Outlet Relay

GrowControl RX1i relay operates a single 120V / 12A outlet for control of individual devices such as CO2 generators and other remotely located equipment. Connects instantly to Agrowtek's GCX Cultivation Controls via a GrowNET™ port for advanced automated control functions.

The RX1i plugs directly into 120V outlets for power. Learn more here!

RX4i

RX4i Digital Intelligent 4-Outlet Relay

GrowControlTM RX4i relay independently operates four receptacles for control of equipment such as: irrigation pumps, CO2 equipment, fans, lighting trigger cords, etc. Connects instantly to Agrowtek's GCX Cultivation Controls via a GrowNET™ port for advanced automated control functions.

The RX4i can be purchased with a 120Vac wall outlet or the RX4i may be directly wired to a 15A circuit breaker using standard 1/2” EMT conduit and fittings. Learn more here!

RD8i Relay

RD8i Digital Intelligent 8 Dry-Contact Relay

GrowControl RD8i relay independently operates eight dry contacts for control of equipment such as: HVAC systems, relay/contactor panels, lighting panels, motor controllers, etc. Connects instantly to Agrowtek's GCX Cultivation Controls via a GrowNET™ port for advanced automated control functions.

The RD8i comes standard with a 24Vdc 12w power supply, alternatively, 12-24Vdc may be supplied to the RD8i via a terminal block inside the unit. Learn more here!

IO Relay

GrowControl DX Series Digital DIN Rail I/O Modules

The DX modules allow a high I/O count in a more compact area than traditional relay modules at a lower cost. DX modules connect instantly to Agrowtek's GCX Cultivation Controls via a GrowNET port for advanced automated control functions. Learn more here!

DXO8: Output module with 8 DC FET outputs, 6 outputs feature PWM capabilities. Designed for driving relay & contactor coils in load panels.

DXI8: Input modules with 8 DC inputs. Features onboard 200mA 5Vdc power supply for driving sensors.

DXIO: Mixed I/O modules features two analog inputs, two DC FET outputs with PWM, and 2 form C dry-contact relays.

MX1i Relay

GrowControl MX1i Digital Intelligent Motor Controller

GrowControl MX1i motor controllers are intelligent reversing controllers for operating ridge vents, curtains, sidewalls and other motors for forward/reverse motion. Connects instantly to Agrowtek's GCX Cultivation Controls via a GrowNET port for advanced automated control functions. Internal microprocessor tracks position movements even when override knob is manually operated. Status of manual override knob is returned to the master GCX control system to notify of an override condition.

Available in two configurations, one for AC motors and one for DC Motors. Learn more here!

Tech Specs

Features

BrandAgrowtek
SKUAG-GCX
Weight (lb.)20
Prop 65No
Controller FunctionsTemperature Control, Humidity Control, Ventilation Control, Cycle Timer Control, CO2 Control, Lighting Control, Temp & Humidity Monitors
UL ListedNo
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