Expand On Your Growing Needs With The Ultimate In Cultivation Control
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. The GCX controller is the perfect upgrade from your Agrowtek GC-PRO controller, or the best step forward in expanding your Agrowtek powered facility.
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.
Starting your operation from the ground up? Check out the GCX system builder to build your perfect environment controller set up. Learn more here!
Standard Control Functions Include:
- Clock Timers
- On/Off Delay Timers
- Cycle Timers
- 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
- Logic 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 or workspaces that can be created or the number of controls in each work space. Agrowtek's GCX controller have expansive capabilities and a large variety of 'GrowNET™' plug-and-play peripherals to sense and control the environment including:
- Environment & Hydroponic Sensors - Learn more here!
- ph & Nutrient Dosing Systems - Learn more here!
- Control Relays & DIN Rail I/O - Learn more here!
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.
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.
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