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Old December 16th, 2014, 07:48 AM
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I have been working lately on a new auto draw design which features a 4.3" lcd touchscreen display. The setup screen allows the user to set the degrees above the boiling point of water which the auto valve will open, and the high and low limits for the stack temp alarm. The main display screen displays current syrup temp, the set point in which the auto draw opens, the stack temp, an auxiliary 1 temp, an auxiliary 2 temp, the barometric pressure, and indicators for the syrup, stack, and sap alarms. Also included on the main display screen is a switch to manually open the auto valve. The display menu allows for the selection of a larger display of each temp. reading. There is also an alarm screen to allow the user to turn on or off the alarms as needed.

The unit features barometric compensation to adjust the draw point based on barometric pressure.

The unit has two auxiliary 120v plugins, one is controlled by the syrup alarm, the second is controlled by the stack alarm.

Three temperature probes are used to measure the Draw temp, Aux1 temp, and Aux2 temp.

A high temperature thermocouple is used to measure the stack temp.

A float sensor is used to monitor sap levels the the sap/head tank.
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I got to say that this is the coolest auto draw off I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing I hope it goes into production to be available for sale. There already is talk going on about this one and you got some of us non auto draw off guys interest peaked.
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Thanks for the comment 3rd.
My plan is to test the unit this season and have them ready for sale for next season.
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The draw off really looks nice. You have incorporated a lot of nice features.
Great workmanship.
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Very interesting! Keep us posted on your progress.
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I like it and I'm not an autodrawoff guy
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Thanks a lot for the comments guys.
My idea was to design a auto draw setup that would be able to grow with the user. The unit will come with all the sensors and the user can add them to the system whenever they wish.
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I got to say that this is the coolest auto draw off I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing I hope it goes into production to be available for sale. There already is talk going on about this one and you got some of us non auto draw off guys interest peaked.
I think you need a min of two ADU just so you can sit and watch the screen as there is no other task to due when boiling but watch the digital #'s.
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