Controllers

Accurate control of greenhouse equipment is essential for creating and maintaining a healthy growing environment. Our controllers provide precise and repeatable automated control reducing labor, reducing chance of human error, and increasing efficient use of water, nutrient, and energy resources.

Nate provides two unique controller modules: An Automation Master and a Relay Output Module. The Automation Master is the process computer that executes recipes and manages communication with sensors, grow lights, the cloud, and one or more Relay Output Modules. The Relay Output Modules provide the hardware interface to control greenhouse equipment.

Both modules are easy to install and maintain and are optimized for horticulture applications. The system architecture is modular allowing hundreds of Relay Output Modules to be connected to one Automation Master. Equipment can be wired to any available physical channel on any Relay Output Module and virtually assigned to the appropriate process output, providing maximum flexibility and customization.

Automation Master

The Automation Master is a powerful and intelligent process computer that faithfully executes user-defined recipes based on time of day and day of grow cycle. It monitors sensors and controller status and manages data flow to and from the cloud. It follows the recipe parameters to perform closed-loop control of the greenhouse equipment by sending commands to one or more Relay Output Modules to regulate things such as air temperature, humidity, CO2 concentration, irrigation times, and nutrients.

Features:

  • Wi-Fi connectivity with optional Ethernet support
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Remote monitoring and alerts
  • Visual status indicators
  • Integrated voltage and temperature monitors
  • Removable terminal blocks for easy wiring and service
  • 2 power ports are provided to allow daisy-chaining of modules
  • DIN-rail mountable
  • Designed specifically for horticulture applications
  • 3-year warranty
  • Proudly designed and manufactured in Austin, Texas

Relay Output Module

The Nate Relay Output Module provides intelligent monitoring and on/off control of up to 12 devices including HVAC equipment, de-humidifiers, CO2 generators, irrigation valves, contactors, pumps, fans, lights, and other greenhouse equipment. It uses wired Ethernet for fast, reliable control and ease of installation.

Features:

  • Two Ethernet ports to allow daisy-chaining of modules
  • Precise and repeatable control
  • 5A, 120VAC load switching capability
  • Remote monitoring of status
  • Visual channel and power status indicators
  • Integrated voltage and temperature monitors
  • Simple “direct to load” wiring configuration
  • Removable terminal blocks for easy wiring and service
  • DIN-rail mountable
  • Designed specifically for horticulture applications
  • 3-year warranty
  • Proudly designed and manufactured in Austin, Texas