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Hawthorne Gardening Company has partnered with Wadsworth Control Systems to provide custom built controllers tailored to your growing environment. Please review the details below to help you decide the best solution for your needs.

Overview

  MiniStep Step Up EnviroStep VersiStep Seed
Control Options Staged control Staged Control Integrated Control Integrated Control Integrated Control
Number of zones 1 1 1 1 - 8 1 - many
Number of outputs or stages 4 stages
1 heat & 3 cool
6 stages
2 heat & 4 cool
12 outputs 24 outputs 12 -24 expandable to many with Seed I/O
Setpoint Periods 2 setpoint periods Day, night, DIF Day, night, DIF Day, night, DIF 4 setpoint periods
Ramping No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Includes sensors & cables Temperature Probe with solar sheild Aspirated temp sensor; Options RH sensor Aspirated & RH sensors; Additional sensors available No No
Manual override No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Display Backlit screen with current status New bright screen with full menu & LED lights New bright screen with full menu & LED lights New bright screen with full menu & LED lights Highly response touchscreen with Graphic User Interface
Logs & graphs No Yes temp only Yes Yes Yes
Equipment it controls Heating & cooling Heating, cooling, vent & energy curtain Virtually any equipment Virtually any equipment Virtually any equipment
Light Dep No No Yes Yes Yes
Variable speed & modulating equipment No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Track Daily Light Integral No No No No Yes
Factors in outdoor humidity No No No No Yes
Light control No No Yes Yes Yes
Mist control No No Yes Yes Yes
Integration control No No Yes Yes Yes
CO2 control No No Yes Yes Yes
Increments vents No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Optional equipment
  • Weather Guard
  • Weather Guard
  • STEP Up Compass software
  • Alarm Manager
  • Lightning Protector
  • Weather Station
  • STEPsaver software
  • Alarm Manager
  • Sensors: soil temp, light, hot water, CO2
  • Lightning Protector
  • Weather Station
  • STEPsaver software
  • Alarm Manager
  • Sensors: soil temp, light, hot water, CO2
  • 12-output Seed I/O Expansion
  • Weather Station
  • Alarm Manager
  • Sensors: soil temp, light, hot water, CO2, pot moisture content
Complete package
  • Contactor panel
  • Solar shrouded temp sensor
  • 75' cable
  • custom blueprints required
  • Aspirated temp sensor
  • 100' of cable
  • Override or Contactor Panel
  • Includes aspirated temp & RH sensor
  • 100' of cable
  MiniStep Step Up EnviroStep VersiStep Seed

MiniStep Control

Switch from thermostats and save money. Research shows that using a simple, centralized control reduces energy consumption. The MiniStep is an easy-to-use 4-stage control. It offers more energy savings than thermostats because it uses a single temperature sensor. This prevents heating and cooling equipment from operating at the same time.

MiniStep

Example of how a standard MiniStep works:

Stages Equipment Status
Heat Stage
  • Unit heaters ON
  • HAF fans ON
Set Point
  • HAF fans ON
AC 1
  • HAF fans ON
  • Upper-gable louver OPEN
  • Two-speed exhaust fan on Low
AC 2
  • Side vent moves to full OPEN or motorized shutters OPEN
  • Upper-gable louver CLOSES
AC 3
  • Single-speed exhaust fan ON
  • Evaporative pad pump ON
  • Side vent OPEN
  • Two-speed fan on High

FEATURES

  • 1 stage of heat
  • 3 stages of cooling
  • LCD display of current temperature, mode and output status
  • Keypad provides easy operation
  • Set point range: -40º to 220º F
  • Durable corrosion-resistant cabinet: 16″ x 14″ x 6″ (406 x 355 x 152 mm)

BENEFITS

  • Improves crop quality by maintaining a more accurate temperature
  • Reduces fuel costs by centralizing all temperature sensors, which prevents heating and cooling from running simultaneously
  • Increases productivity
  • Preset heating and cooling stages
  • Easy to install and operate

INCLUDES

  • 4-stage electronic control
  • A pre-wind contactor panel
  • Blueprints, control schematics, one-line power, conduit and wiring layouts for installation
  • Solar-shielded temperature sensor with 75' of shielded cable

Step Up Control

Imagine a controller that offers simple, flexible climate management and excellent results. With the STEP Up you’ll see improved performance and increased profits. Like traditional staged controls, it’s simple to use, and we’ve added a brighter LCD screen and an upgraded user interface, both designed to improve your experience.

StepUp

ADVANTAGES

Easy to use
  • It's as simple as pressing a button
  • Wadsworth programs your control to operate your heating and cooling equipment
Improves crop quality
  • 3 setpoint temperatures periods – day night and DIF
  • Reduced night temperature mimics nature
  • Use DIF to reduce stretch growth
  • Accurate temperature improves crop quality and consistency
  • Timed overrides allow you to fumigate Reduces energy costs
Reduces energy costs
  • Government approved energy saving device
  • Ramping allows for gentle transition between setpoint periods and saves fuel
  • Ability to lower the greenhouse temperature at night when 80% of the heating occurs reducing energy consumption
  • Using one central temperature sensor prevents heating and cooling from running simultaneously
  • Solar-guarded, aspirated digital temperature sensor provides a more accurate temperature reading than traditional sensors
  • For every 1º of improved accuracy, you reduce energy consumption by 3% (compiled by the US Department of Energy)

FEATURES

  • 6 Stages: 2 Heating and 4 Cooling
  • Easily adjust the temperature for each stage
  • New and improved back lit LCD screen
  • 3 setpoint temperature periods-day, night, and DIF;
  • auto adjusts based on sunrise and sunset
  • Modulates vents and curtains
  • 1 analog output
  • 1 analog output (0 to 10VDC or 4-20 milliamps) to control variable-speed fans and modulating valves
  • Cycle timer
  • Alarm output
  • Password protection
  • Easy to use push button interface
  • Large menu-driven screen displays current temperature, time, date, grow weeks, equipment status, etc.
  • Records the temperature in 15-minute increments and stores it for 7 days
  • Includes logs and graphs data
  • Logs high, low and average temperatures
  • Timed override switches in addition to the manual over ride toggle switches
  • Stores settings in the event of a power failure
  • Optional humidity sensor
  • Durable corrosion-resistant cabinet: 9.5” x 6.25” x 3.75” (241 x 159 x 95 mm)
  • Removable terminal blocks for easier wiring
  • Requires STEP Up on Contactor Panel, sold separately

INCLUDES

  • Solar-guarded aspirated temperature sensor and 100’ of cable
  • Cable to connect STEP Up to contactor panel

ACCESSORIES

  • Alarm Manager, Wireless Alarm Manager, Weather Guard
  • STEP Up Compass software

EnviroStep

This advanced integrated controller designed to offer flexibility, functionality and a friendly user interface. That's why it's our number one selling control. And it bears the UL (Underwriters Laboratory) mark, your assurance of regulatory approval and saftey.

EnviroStep

REQUIRES

  • Solar-shielded outdoor temperature sensor with 25' of cable

INCLUDED

  • Aspirated Precision solar-guarded temperature and humidity sensor plus 100' of cable

FEATURES

  • Single zone control can connect up to 100 zones
  • New and improved back lit LED screen
  • 4 analog outputs (0 to 10VDC) to control variable-speed fans and modulating valves
  • 3 setpoint periods – day, night and DIF
  • 12 relay outputs with manual override switches
  • Ramping allows for gentle transition between setpoint periods and saves fuel
  • 2 analog input channels for connecting light, CO2, RH and temperature sensors
  • 4 digital detector channels sense precipitation, wind speed and wind direction
  • Records the status of all inputs and outputs in 15-minute increments
  • Alarm outputs: temperature, RH and power failure
  • Replaceable 10 amp DPDT relays can operate a wide variety of equipment. These relays reduce the cost of your contactor panel
  • Cabinet measures 16” x 16”x 5” (406 x 406 x 127 mm) Shipping weight 28 lbs / 13 kg
  • Keypad for easy operation
  • Add STEPsaver software for more powerful data storage, reporting and remote monitoring

VersiStep

Flexible and powerful, this multi-zone control gives you the ability to divide its 24 outputs any way you’d like between one and eight zones, and you can add sixteen additional outputs with the complementary Satellite unit. This is the perfect control for greenhouses with more equipment than will fit on an EnviroSTEP control or for growers with multiple zones.

VersiStep

FEATURES

  • 1-8 zone control
  • 3 setpoint periods — day, night, and DIF
  • 24 relay outputs with manual override switches
  • Replaceable 10 amp DPDT relays, can operate a wide variety of equipment — these relays reduce the cost of your contactor panel
  • 4 analog outputs (0 to 10VDC) to control variable-speed fans and modulating valves
  • 32 analog input channels for connecting light, CO2, RH and temperature sensors
  • 8 digital detector channels sense precipitation, wind speed, and direction
  • Ramping allows for gentle transition between set point periods and saves fuel
  • Records the status of all inputs and outputs in 15-minute increments
  • Alarm outputs: temperature, RH and power failure
  • Large display includes menu-driven choices and graphic functions
  • Keypad for easy operation
  • Durable corrosion-resistant cabinet with locking door protects your control
  • Cabinet size: 32″ x 24″ x 5″

REQUIRES

  • Solar-guarded aspirated temperature and humidity sensor and 100′ of cable

Seed

FEATURES

  • Highly responsive touchscreen technology
  • Graphic interface provides extensive information at a glance
  • Navigate easily with a swipe of the screen
  • Design accommodates beginners and experts
  • Seamless access from multi-zone home screen to detailed settings for individual equipment
  • Color coding indicates each zone’s status, allowing an overview of multiple zones from the home screen
  • Zone screens feature sensor readings
  • Dehumidification Settings
  • Current Conditions screen displays comprehensive information for each zone including:
    • Status listing of each equipment’s current conditions
    • Displays explanation for equipment status and anticipated changes
    • Indoor and outdoor sensor readings with quick access to graphs
    • Zone Screens feature sensor readings
  • Advanced sensing capabilities include dissolve oxygen (DO), electrical connectivity (EC), pH, differntial pressure and soil moisture
  • Individual alarms for each sensor
  • View equipment settings, overrides, lockout and setpoints from a single screen
  • Tracks Vapor Pressure Deficit (VPD) and Daily Light Integral (DLI) in Moles/m2/day
  • Adjust settings in the greenhouse, at the control
  • Charting screen tracks equipment usage and sensor readings over a 7-day period
  • Graph data can be viewed from a single week down to hourly increments, and anything in-between
  • Cabinet’s small size makes for easy installation
  • Modular design allows for easy expansion of inputs/outputs
Seed

Seed Sphere

TAKE A BROADER VIEW

Make your Seed sphere more powerful than ever. Seed Sphere expands Seed's capabilities and gives you a better way to see your growing world.

Seed Chart
  • View and change any setting using Sphere and your PC
  • Save and load images of your Seed control's settings
  • Improved graphing functionality including:
    • Quick Reports (User saved reports for easy access)
    • Multizone graphin (For easy comparison between growing areas)
    • Historical Data beyond 7 days (for long term evaluation)
    • Ability to analyze all zones, sensors, equipment on one chart
  • Export data to excel, database or any analysis tool that is compatible with comma seprated values
  • Mouse shortcuts for navigations (including double click, right click zoom, hover, tabs)
  • Set remote Seed Date/Time

Seed I/O

FLEXIBLE, STRONG AND SUPPORTIVE: THE PERFECT PARTNER

The key to Seed's adaptability is Seed I/O. Custom designed inputs and outputs to meet your needs and your budget. Modular in design, Seed I/O has the msucle to support the powerful Seed control.

  • Ports can be assigned to any zone
  • Add additional Seed I/Os after the project has been installed
  • Easy to wire
  • 0-10v connections
  • Lightning projection on both RS485 ports
  • Overvoltage protection on all sensor inputs
  • Power Supply handles a wide voltage range allowing changes in supply voltages
Seed Internals