Automatic motorised Trellis system to shelter you from wet rain and hot sun shine, while you still get the fresh airy breeze. Louvered roof panel system installed with a rain sensor to automatically close the panel when it rains.
Installed Examples of Trellis Roof Shade System
The trellis roof can also be installed for indoor/outdoor balcony to create a spacious cool and relax area.
Feel the outdoor air breeze without too much hot and sunny sun shine. Nice natural lighting and cool open space.
Trellis roof system provides shades for your outdoor pool during a sunny day as well as raining days.
When the weather is good, the trellis can be open up to allow for shine and breeze through the open area.
Enjoy your pool with comfort.
This is an indoor trellis roof canopy structure installation for a corridor inside the house.
Allows outside natural light and air breeze to enter into the house.
Makes the house cooler, brighter while using less energy.
The rain sensing mode will automatically close up the trellis to ensure that your indoor environment is keep dry and clean.
The trellis roof control is simple to operate. One button to open and another button to close the trellis.
The trellis system also comes with a rain sensor. When rain is detected, the trellis shelter can automatic close up itself so that your corridor stays dry.
An optional external buzzer can be install for auditory feedback to the user.
Opening Closing Trellis
A single push and release on the open button, the trellis will open to its preset half opening position. This preset position can be adjusted form the blue color POT on the circuit board. Another push and release will fully open the trellis.
A single push and release to the close button will fully close the trellis.
For controlling of the trellis opening to your preference, you can simply push and hold the button, to open/close the panel, and release the button when the panel reaches the position that you want.
Rain detection mode can be activated to automatic control the trellis when it rains. The trellis will automatically be closed and do not allow to be open until the water gets dry out.
To open the trellis manually while the trellis is still wet, you have to switch off the rain detection mode first.
User can select this rain detection mode via a switch. The rain sensor mode indicator will get light when this mode is selected. When it is in OFF mode, the indicator will be turned off. This indicator will blink when rain is detected. If the rain mode is switched ON, the lighted indicator will starts to blink when rain is detected. Even if the rain mode is switched OFF, the indicator light will still blink when rain is detected, just that the blinking rate is slower.
System Connection Wiring
This section shows how
Low cost rain sensor can be connected to this board to detect raining event. If the rain sensing mode is active, the trellis will automatically close itself to shelter away from the water. If you like the trellis to reacts faster to the rain, you can choose to install optical rain sensor instead. It is more precise in the rain sensing and can react faster to raining and rain stopping. You can order optical rain sensor from PIC-CONTROL.
Trellis Roof Controller Board
This is the main controller board for the trellis automated roofing system. It is the main board for driving the geared DC motor of the trellis system. Design to drive geared DC motor with a rating at about 1A (when it moves), and a stall current at about 8A to 10A.
The following is the description of the controller board.
(01) 230Vac mains incoming power input
230Vac is required for charging of the SLA battery.
(02) Indicator for 230Vac incoming power
Green indicator will gets lighted up when there is power coming from the 230Vac input.
(03) Fuse for 230Vac
Fuse of 1A is recommended for protection from the 230Vac incoming mains power source.
(04) Fuse for Battery
Fuse of 10A to 15A is recommended for protection from the battery.
(05) SLA Battery
Sealed Lead Acid Battery. Recommending 12V 1.3Ah capacity battery (97 x 43 x 51mm). Larger size 12V 7Ah SLA battery (152 x 66 x 94mm) can also be use.
This battery is used for driving the DC motor of the Trellis.
(06) Indicators for Trellis motor
When the controller is driving the Trellis motor to close, Green indicator will gets lighted up. For opening of the Trellis, Yellow indicator will gets lighted up.
(07) Motor Wire polarity (closing the Trellis)
Motor wire polarity for closing the Trellis panel is motor positive terminal on the left (pin 1), and negative terminal on the right (pin 2). Apply this polarity should activate the motor to close the Trellis.
(08) DC Motor output
DC motor output is design for driving a DC motor up to a maximum current of 10A. Typical operating current is about 1A, and can spike up to 8A to 10A when the motor is in a stalled position.
(09) Mounting Holes M3 x 4
Mounting holes available at the 4 corner of the board. Design for M3 screw mounting. Distances between the mounting holes are about 91.5mm apart.
(10) Onboard indicators
Indicators onboard for technician monitoring and troubleshooting use.
(11) Rain Sensor interface
This interface allows a simple resistivity rain sensor to be connected via two wire, signal and ground pins.
It can also connect to a more sensitive and responsive optical rain sensor for a better user experience.
(12) User switches and buzzer interface
Switch buttons for user to control and beep sounder feedback.
Rain Sensing Mode
(13) External Indicators
User indicators for operation and monitoring.
BAY 1 (available in 4 bay controller board)
BAY 2 (available in 4 bay controller board)
BAY 3 (available in 4 bay controller board)
BAY 4 (available in 4 bay controller board)
(14) Debugging port
USB debugging port for monitoring purpose. It is a virtual serial communication port with the following settings,
8 Data bits
1 Stop bits
(15) DIP switches
— Not available —
(16) Test switch
— Not available —
(17) Trellis position adjustment POT
When the open button is pressed for the first time from the Trellis panel closed position, the panel will open to the half open panel position. This half open panel position can be adjusted to your preference by adjusting this (17) Trellis position adjustment POT.
Battery Power and Protection System
The whole system is powered by a 12Vdc SLA Battery (Sealed Lead Acid Battery). A battery capacity of 1.3Ah is enough for typical operation.
The charging of this SLA battery is supplied via the 230Vac power input. This power do not supply power to the trellis. It is only used for charging the connected SLA battery. If the SLA battery is not connected, the system will not be able to operate correctly. This 230Vac do not have enough power to drive the trellis motor. A 1.3Ah SLA battery capacity can drive the Trellis for about 30min to 60min without any charging. It is ok to install a high capacity battery if want the system to operate longer when AC power is not available (A power blackout scenario).
A battery monitoring is designed onto the system. If the voltage level of the battery falls below a healthy level, the ERROR indicator will start blinking. When this happens, the controller will only allow user to close but not open the trellis. This is to protect the battery from over draining itself, and to conserve the energy so that it can have enough power to close up the trellis when it detect rain. If the blinking appears, you can simply wait for a while. The battery will be charged up, and allow for normal operation again. This can happen when someone is operating the trellis for a continuous period of 30min or more, or if the battery becomes faulty after long use.
It is recommended to replace the battery every 4-5 years of operation.
The system ERROR indicator will appeared to blink faster if the battery is suspected to be faulty. If this happens, leave the system alone for 24 hours. If the ERROR indicator blinking persist, please contact for technical support. It could likely be cause by the following…
No incoming 230Vac power supply.
Faulty charging circuit.
Battery is faulty (normal wear & tear).
The technician will diagnose and help you rectify the problem.
Board power consumption is about 1W, up to 12W max
AC Power Input: 230Vac 0.1A (for battery charging purpose)
DC Power Input: Sealed Lead Acid Battery SLA 12Vdc 1.3Ahr (for motor operation)
Output driver support geared DC motor of 12Vdc 1A (10A max rating)
Support low cost resistive, or high precision optical rain sensor.
Cable current capacity for the Battery and Motor can operate peak at about 10A. Cable gauge size of AWG16 is recommended.
Trellis Controller Board Dimension
The physical board size is about 99 x 99 x 36mm.
Propose M3 mounting hole position is 91.5 x 91.5mm. (mounting hole size is 3.2mm, suitable for M3 size screws)
The weight of this board is about 350g.
Deployed Site Installation
This is a installation for a single bay Trellis controller.
The board requires a 12Vdc Seal Lead Acid battery to function and for powering up the motor. Battery as small as 12Vdc 1.2Ahr battery can be use. (can continuously operates for about 45 minutes without the charging 230Vac power mains)
Error Buzz Tone
This is the most common feedback from a user. A low sound tone sounded when the switch is pressed. This can occurred when the Trellis is not allowed to be opened when it is raining and the rain sensing function is enabled.
Error buzz tone will also sound when you are trying to open the Trellis when the battery charge is low or the battery is faulty.
ERROR Indicator Blinking (slow).
Battery voltage is low. Low in charge. This may also happen if 230Vac is not connected, or the charging circuit is faulty. If the system has been operating open/close action for long period of time, this may happen too. To conserve energy during this period, the Trellis can be close but cannot be open. You can wait for 24 hrs for the battery to be charged up before you can operate it normal again.
ERROR Indicator Blinking (fast).
Battery voltage is super low. Battery probably needs a replacement. Please call for technical support.
Cannot open Trellis.
Check if ERROR indicator is not blinking. If it is blinking, read up the possible cause above. You can
If the Rain indicator is blinking. The Trellis will not allow to be open, if battery level is low. You can wait for 24 hrs for the battery to be charged up, and attempt to open again. The trellis will also not open if the rain sensing is enabled and water is detected. You can disable the rain sensing function, and open the Trellis.
If no indicator is blinking and the Trellis cannot be open, please call for technical support.
Cannot close Trellis.
Please call for technical support.
Trellis do not automatically close when it rains.
Please ensure that the rain sensing mode is enable. If rain sensing mode is enabled and the Trellis do not close automatically when it rains, please call for technical support.
Board Voltage Measurement
With reference to the Gnd pin and with the battery disconnected, the voltage measured from the board labelled no. 1 to 4 should be as follows,
This is a 230Vac motorised roller shutter installed in a kitchen of the HDB flat. The shutter is open to allow natural air breeze to come in. When it rains, this shutter is automatically closed with the help of the rain sensor and a controller.
Open shutter door to allow fresh air and breeze into the house.
Shutter is automatically closed when rain water drops is detected by the rain sensor which is installed right outside this shutter.
Wall Switch for Shutter
The user can use the wall switch to manually control the shutter by pressing the up or down switch.
Leaving the switch in the middle will leave the system in the automatic mode. This means the rain sensor will be in control.
When it rains, the sensor will close the shutter. When there is no rain for a period of time, the sensor will automatically open the shutter.
Rain Sensor Controller
A rain sensor controller interface between the rain sensor, the motorised roller shutter, the wall switch control panel and the electricity power.
A simple to use cable-tester. One touch button to learn from your master cable, and another button to test your production cables.
Setting Up for Cable Testing
The following is a guideline to using this cable tester to test your cable or wire harness.
Get ready the cable that you want to test.
Prepare the mating connectors for your cable.
Crimp, solder or attach a wire to each pin of the mating connector.
Connect each of the wire to each of the terminal port on the Cable Tester. (You can connect up to 64 points)
Power up the cable tester via the USB mini-B socket.
Connect your Master cable to the mating connectors that are now attached to the Cable Tester.
To learn the wiring of your Master cable, press and hold the small learning touch button on the Cable Tester device. Hold it for about 3 sec until you hear a double beep or see the PASS & FAIL LED flashing.
The Cable Tester device has learned your Master cable.
Remove the master cable from the mating connectors.
Replace it with the production cable that you want to test.
Press on the “Start TEST” to begin testing the cable. The test result will be available almost instantly within a second.
You should be able to see a green LED PASS lighted up if the cable has the same wiring configuration as your Master cable.
If the cable is not the same, you should see a red LED FAIL light up.
Cable Connection Test Report
This cable tester can also be connected via a USB cable to the computer for the display of the cable test result report.
You can use the following software to view the cable tester connectivity report.
Communication baudrate settings: 115200bps, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity bit, no hardware flow control.
There are a few commands which allow you to measure and generate the cable wiring report.
Generate a test report with reference to your master cable.
Current cable connection report.
Master cable connection report.
Learn cable connection and save the wiring configuration as the master template.
Through this report, you are able to see at a glance how a cable is being wired. A master cable wiring configuration can be saved to this tester. This tester can then base on this master cable wiring pattern and test the rest of your production cables.
Up to 64 connection points can be tested. A1 to A8 …. to H8 represent the 64 terminal points on this Cable Tester device.
Total EEPROM memory required for 64 connection is 4Kbits (64 x 64 connection points).
Test Result Example:
– Correct Connection
– Missing Connection
– Wrong Connection
– Correct No Connection
Fully Automated Test Solution
This cable tester can also be integrated into your production machine for a fully automated test system for your cables.
Looking for a cashless payment system for your automated machines?
PIC-CONTROL provides solution to allow your machines to accept cashless payment in Singapore. We have a simple package plan to help you automate your machine to collect payment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Advantages of a Cashless Payment System
More and more customers are using a cashless card to make payment for their purchase. Customer may not have enough cash notes/coin but they definitely have a cashless card for their daily shopping or transportation in Singapore.
Fast and Convenient
No more collection and handling of cash money notes/coins
Reduce the administration, operation, maintenance and banking cost.
Daily transaction report
Able to accept a variety of payment amount (unlike a notes or coin acceptor).
More robust (no mechanical part)
Customer does not need to look for cash notes/coins for the purchase.
Machine does not need to return change or hold cash.
Contactless payment. (Hygiene from germs, bacterial compared to notes/coins)
More and more customers are carrying less cash (coins and notes) in their wallet. Cashless is more convenient and faster transaction. Improve and automate your sales by using a cashless payment system.
Focus on your business and leave your engineering headache to us.
We have design this package to help businesses cap the cost of maintaining a cashless payment system, as well as lowering the initial engineering cost. Simple to understand price ceiling so that you will not have any price shock.
Technical engineering care support is inclusive in this rental package to ensure that any of your technical problem will be resolved. Free consultation on your machine even if it is not relating to the payment system. This is our support to ensure that your machine will operates smoothly. You success is our success.
Monthly Rental Rate (2 years contract, billed yearly)
 Wired internet connectivity available onsite.
S$170 per month
 No internet connectivity available onsite. or Wireless connectivity.
S$230 per month
** Rental package is INCLUSIVE of integration work. Subjected to our sales engineer’s assessment.
** Typical lead time for the engineering integration work takes about 6-8 weeks time.
** Price package is subjected to our project feasibility assessment.
We would like to make the pricing clear and simple to understand for our clients.
1 year advance rental payment. (assuming Package , this will be S$1800)
3 months rental deposit. (assuming Package , this will be S$450)
The total down payment for Package  is $2250 + GST. Subsequent rental payment will be collected yearly in advance.
Per transaction charges (typically 0.8%, 1.6% to 3%-5%). Depending on your selected payment service provider. Ezlink, Nets and Banks for (Visa, MasterCard)
Opening of account is required for each type of card payment that you want to accept. There is no charges to the opening of the accounts from us. Some banks or service provider may charge a small fee for using their facilities. You can source or negotiate for a better rate.
Not inclusive of
Every project is unique on its own. If your project requires additional complex work there may be additional engineering cost involve. We can waive off simple engineering work. Please contact us for an assessment. The additional cost would probably comes from the following scenario.
Electrical and cabling work.
Complex custom enclosure work.
Complex integration work.
Non-standard vending payment procedure. (Customised payment process, or non-MDB payment process.) Click here to read more about the standard MDB payment process here.
For remote mobile data connection option, check out the standard size dimension of the 3G/4G router modem.
Cashless Payment Mode
There are various card and mobile phone payment available to choose from. Additional charges applies for each transaction. Some providers or banks may charge for opening an account with them. The account offered may change from time to time. So it is good to compare the package offered and negotiate with them for the best rate. We will guide you along for your account opening when you take up our rental package.
The following are the payment mode available to choose from,
Contactless Card Key Switch for
Hotel, Dormitory or Rental Room
This card key switch is designed to be activated by a contactless card. Only a contactless card can activate this switch for powering up the electrical system in a room. A normal card cannot trigger this card key
Blue Glow Indicating Card Key Holder
Card key holder will glow softly in the dark to guide the guest to slot in their contactless card key.
The relay switch gets activated to turn on external power control system. The power system will switch on the electrical system in the room.
Key Card Switch operated by RFID electronic circuit
RFID Switch BMS-RF001-V1
RFID Switch product by PLC Systems Technik, Philippines
Note: Please take note that this is only the key card holder to detect the contactless card. It cannot be used to power up your electrical appliance. External power control system is required to power up the rest of the electrical appliances within the room. The following examples of high current appliances have to be powered up by an external interface.
The custom panel’s user interface buttons is designed with capacitive touch sensors. The touch sensor is embedded directly onto the PCB which enables a user to interact and operates similarly to a physical push button switch.
Elegant Aesthetics Panel Finishing
The simple and elegant panel buttons can be designed to match the look and feel of your product.
Custom sticker, laminate or silkscreen can be designed to overlay on top of the touch button sensors to suit your theme.
Indicator Status Light
LED light indicators are assembled behind the PCB board so that the panel surface is flat and clear for sticker/laminate overlay.
The user is able to monitor the current status of the system with a quick glance.
Feedback from Tone Sound
Tone feedback is design into the touch button panel to enhance the user interaction experience.
A sound tone is a better form of feedback for a user interacting with your product.
This is unlike a visual indicator where the user has to specifically focus their attention on.
Visual Text LCD Display
An additional display panel can be integrate to display more information. Smart device interactive design.
Control Electronics and Connectors
Cost Effective Solution
Compare to a physical push button switch, touch button switch is simple and can be cheaper in the implementation.
It has almost no mechanical wear and tear, or limited operating cycles.