The Horticulture Control Unit, the heart of the Climalux full-LED grow light system

Analogue and digital link between the horticultural process computer and grow light system

The Horticulture Control Unit is the heart of the Climalux full-LED grow light system. This control unit creates an analogue and digital link between the horticultural process computer and grow light system. It enables the user to quickly adjust the lights and fans to the required level, as well as anticipate changing weather conditions.

It also facilitates increasing the number of groups. For example, a primary grow light group can be made per section, complemented by a secondary group for walkway lighting, work lights, etc.

A suitable HCU for every project

Climalux offers two HCU series. Climalux can monitor, adjust and upload software updates to both series remotely.

CTR-series

The CTR series, with a maximum capacity of eight light group units, is suitable for an area of approximately five hectares. The control unit is positioned centrally in the greenhouse and can be flexibly controlled and operated.

MOD-series

The MOD series is a more compact control unit, with a separate digital interface for the user. It is suitable for areas of up to two hectares and can be connected limitlessly to realise larger scale projects.

Gain insight into your specific lighting needs

No two lighting plans are the same The grower’s cultivation vision, the crop, and specific location are key factors in determining the right lighting plan. This plan is geared towards optimal production and maximum savings.

By completing the ‘lighting plan form’, you will gain insight into your lighting needs. This is based on your own situation and supported by an obligation-free quote. It serves primarily as the basis for further discussions, in order to realise an optimal plan.

Technical specifications Horticulture Control Unit (HCU)

  • Series: CTR
  • Type: HCU CTR1
  • Input: 230 V and (W)LAN or 5G
  • Communication: Modbus-TCP, analogue 4-20 mA or Time-based program
  • Operating modes: Automatic, Time-based, Manual, Service
  • Manual control: Rotary knob
  • Dimensions: 880 x 600 x 250 mm
  • Weight: 44 kg

 

  • Series: MOD
  • Type: HCU MOD1
  • Input: 230 V and (W)LAN
  • Communication: Modbus-TCP and analogue 4-20 mA
  • Operating modes: Automatic, Manual, Service
  • Manual control: Touch screen
  • Dimensions: 550 x 440 x 220 mm with separate 9.7” touch screen
  • Weight: 17,5 kg

Operating modes

AUTOMATIC
This mode automatically connects the system to your horticultural process computer, using either analogue (4-20mA) control signals or via a digital Modbus-TCP connection. We are also compatible with the standardised Horti Lighting Protocol (HLP) module I and II, for easy connection with Priva, Hoogendoorn and Ridder climate computers. Your familiar horticultural process computer will then control the unit.

TIME-BASED
Offers the option to upload a time-based lighting plan to the HCU. This control method makes it possible to apply a grow light system to small-scale projects or trials without daylight; no connection to a horticultural process computer is required.

MANUAL
Control method via rotary knobs or touch screen. This enables the settings of the grow light system to be adjusted manually during work activities, maintenance or malfunctions. Meaning you always stay in control.

SERVICE
This mode, for use by technicians and service engineers, is intended for system configuration. This enables the service settings of the grow light systems to be adjusted, including starting times and maximum light intensity.

Both series are compatible with the Horti Lighting Protocol module I and II, for easy connection with Hoogendoorn, Priva and Ridder climate computers.

General system conformity

  • CE
  • Low Voltage Directive:
    • LVD 2014/35/EU 10, IEC 60598-1
    • Electromagnetic Compatibility:
  • EMC 2014/30/EU
  • Harmonized standards:
    • EN 55015 (2013)
    • EN 61000-6-2 (2005) + AC (2005)
    • EN 61000-3-2 (2014)
    • EN 61000-3-3 (2013)
  • RoHS 2011/65/EU Directive

Application for different crops

Every situation and every crop requires specific lighting. The full-LED grow light system with integrated vertical ventilation is suitable for every crop and is customised for every client.

A grow light system customised to the cultivation vision and requirements of every grower

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Experience how Climalux can make the difference

Curious to know what Climalux can do for you? Please contact us for an illuminating conversation, or request our free lighting plan.