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Donald Puryear

Has anybody tried controling electric solenoid valves with lor controlers. For halloween I have many decorations that are air operated, was thinking about using lor to control them this year.

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Brian Mitchell

Contact Bill Foley. I'd say he is one of the resident experts on pneumatics.

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I'm useing LOR to control my pneumatic displays. I am using the 110v solenoid valves from ASCO Red-Hat though, so mine is a simple plug into LOR and toggle the circuit just like a light switch. ... Maybe next year I will switch over to the 24v solenoids if I get me the DC board.

I have heard of someone on a holloween board that was using a 24 V.A.C transform and wired it up to be triggered. He wired one connector from the 24v tranformer to the solenoid valve, and than connected the other line with a passive IR switch in line between the transformer and the valve. This allowed the prop to be activated via the sensor when someone walked by.


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Donald Puryear

I've used motion sensors for years. Now I use software called "haunt Controller".

This allows me to trigger several actions with one Sensor. Want to try a musical seq. with pumkins and Pneumatic skulls.

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Donald Puryear wrote:

Has anybody tried controling electric solenoid valves with lor controlers. For halloween I have many decorations that are air operated, was thinking about using lor to control them this year.


Yes. I purchased a surplus bank of 7 solenoids that needed 24v DC. I used the LOR CMB-16D card (the new DC controller) with a 24v DC power supply. Worked great!



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I've been using LOR to control the pneumatics on my piano playing skeleton for the past couple of years. I use 110v valves and have not had any problems with them except for my sequencings skills!

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