NOTE: ION Director units are now in production and shipping, starting with pre-order customers. New orders may take up to 4 months to be delivered.
This set consists of an ION Director and a GHL Slave Doser 2.1, with 4 pumps, stepper motors, and power supply. With MUI sensor, reference fluids A+B 500 ml each, Flex PVC tube 8 m and PAB-cable 0.5 m. With this option, an additional required ProfiLux Controlleror a GHL Doser 2/2.1 Stand Alone (both not included) has full control over the measuring process and behavior of both the GHL Doser Slave and ION Director. The respective device will control the dosing pumps in the GHL Doser Slave and the valves in the ION Director. This will allow the controller to evaluate the measurement results and calculate the values.
This set additionally requires a ProfiLux Controller from version 3 or a GHL Doser Stand Alone 2 (2.1) for operation.
Available on backorder. This item ships directly from the manufacturer/supplier.
The ION Director is a measurement device for the automated monitoring and control of Ca, Mg, K and NO3.
The ION Director® (IOND for short) uses state-of-the-art ion-selective technology to automatically and accurately measure essential water parameters – calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium and nitrate – with maximum comfort and affordable operating costs.
The precise and durable multi-ion sensor, specially developed by GHL for seawater analysis, requires no reagents, cost-effective calibration liquids are used for the automatic calibration. Inaccurate, time-consuming and costly measuring methods, such as test kits, are a thing of the past.
In addition to measurement, the ION Director® System offers many other functions:
Control: Automatic readjustment of dosing pumps to keep a value stable
Monitoring: Alarm when the value is outside an adjustable range
Combine the ION Director® with the KH Director® and measure and control the KH value in addition to Ca, Mg, K, Na and NO3
ION Director® Features
Unique Multi-Ion sensor
No reagent liquids required
Cost-effective and harmless reference liquid
Measurements per day adjustable
Value display via host device
Automated liquid supply
Low maintenance design
Seamless integration w/ GHL system
WLAN, USB und cloud-service access via host device
Large LED status indicator
Convenient to program via
Our app, web, and cloud service and free PC softwareGCC
Professional CAN Bus System ensures reliable and interference-free networking of all network devices. The LED–backlit GHL Logo in the housing cover serves as a status indicator. Various colors show you at a glance, the condition of your system.
How does the ION Director® work?
The IOND was designed as an accessory device and requires either a GHL Doser 2 Standalone or a ProfiLux aquarium controller (3 or 4) with GHL Doser 2 Slave to operate, see configurations below.
3 pump heads are required to perform the measurement.
To achieve the highest possible measurement accuracy, each test is performed with a freshly calibrated sensor. Two pump heads are used to convey the reference fluids required for this. After automatic calibration, a sample of the aquarium water is pumped into the ION Director®.
After the measurement has been completed, the sample water is pumped out again and collected in a separate container for later disposal.
How can the measured parameters be controlled?
Thanks to the innovative technology of the ION Director®, each parameter can be accurately measured and automatically regulated. If a parameter is too low or too high, the IOND can automatically calculate the amount by which dosages need to be changed to maintain stable values. It is therefore also suitable for different systems such as Balling® (Light) or Triton® .
Choose the optimal control mode for your aquarium and adjust it individually.
After a measurement, the deviation of the real value from the desired value (setpoint) is known. The following control modes operate on the basis of this deviation.
Add-On Control Mode
The set dosing quantities of certain dosing pumps are readjusted depending on the deviation determined, the user sets the quantity (in ml) by which the dosing quantity should change in the event of a certain deviation.
Adaptive control mode
Works similar to the Add-On control mode, but here the user determines the percentage change of the set dosing quantity for a certain deviation.
The ION Director® can be operated in two ways:
The ION Director® is connected to the GHL Doser 2 (2.1) Standalone via the ProfiLux Aquatic Bus (PAB).
In this configuration, the GHL Doser has control over the measuring process: It controls the dosing pumps and evaluates the measuring results.
The ION Director® is connected to the ProfiLux (3 or 4) and a GHL Doser 2 (2.1) Slave via the ProfiLux Aquatic Bus (PAB).
In this configuration the ProfiLux has control over the measuring process: It controls the dosing pumps in the Doser and evaluates the measuring results.
Choose the combination that suits your needs best
Whether you prefer the GHL Doser 2.1 or the P4-Slave Doser combination: thanks to the ingenious design, all devices will fit perfectly with each other no matter if stacked or positioned side-by-side. We also offer attractive sets for the ION Director® and GHL Doser combinations.
The ION Director® is designed to work in conjunction with a GHL Doser 2 (2.1) Standalone or a ProfiLux® Aquarium Controller 3 or 4 with a Doser 2 (2.1) Slave for operation.
Color: Black or white Dimensions: 220 x 150 x 75 mm (without MUI-Sensor)
Scope of Delivery:
GHL Slave Doser 2.1 with 4 Pumps
24V power supply
Power supply splitter cable
PAB cable 0.5m (19.6″)
MUI sensor, especially designed for the ION Director
Reference fluids A+B 500 ml each
Flex PVC tube 8m (26.2 ft)
Inline water filter
About GHL Doser 2.1
Thanks to the high quality technology inside the compactandmodernGHLDoser2.1, itnot only providesprecise and simple dosing, but it also includes many more features.With the freeGHLContolApporthecloud servicemyGHLyou can accessyourDoser from anywhere in the world tostartdispensing programs orcheck the levels of your metering liquids.
Its 24V stepper motors allow precise dosing even at the smallest flow rates (0.1 ml). The device is comfortably operated from your smartphone oryour PC. The connectionis possible viaWiFi, LANandUSB. TheLEDilluminatedGHLLogoin the housingserves as astatus indicator. It displays the condition of your aquarium by displaying various colors and tells you when something requires your attention.
TheGHLDoser2.1isavailable as a Stand Alone Unit, as well as a Slave Unit.
GHL Doser 2.1 Stand Alone:
The GHL Doser 2.1 Stand Alone has integrated control electronics and works on its own.
It includes two PAB-ports for connecting additional GHL Doser 2.1 Slave, Maxi Doser Slave or KH Director devices via ProfiLux Aquatic Bus.
PAB is an interference free CAN-Bus-System which allows for extremely secure data transfer between all PAB devices such as additional GHL Doser 2.1, KH Director, GHL Doser Maxi Slave devices. The range can be up to 100 m (300 FT).
PAB cables are not included and must be purchased.
OneGHLDoser2.1 SA is able to control 3 additional GHL Slave Dosers (GHL Doser 2.1 Slave or GHL Doser Maxi Slave) and can thus be extended to a dosing system with a total of 16 pumps.
GHL Doser 2.1 Slave:
The GHL Doser 2.1 Slave needs to be controlled via a ProfiLux Controller or a GHL Doser 2.1 Stand Alone (with integrated control electronics).
Stand Alone + 3 Slave Doser
ProfiLux Controller + 4 Slave Doser
Milliliter precision and automated dispensing of liquids such as
Integrated evaporated water refill (Auto Top–Off)
Water exchange of small water volumes
Expandable to 16 pumps respectively metering channels
Stainless steel motor shafts (also suitable for the dosage of Iodine)
Chemical resistant tubing (Norprene®)
Manual operation of each individual pump is possible
Pumps can be retrofitted
Individual parts can be replaced (tubes, pump head, motor)
24V stepper motors allow micro doses of 0.1 ml
Up to 150 doses per day
Easily chose dosing times via software (GHL Control Center).
Automatically: Up to 150 individual doses per day automatically distributed
Individually: Up to 8 doses per day individually set
Each pump can be set separately
Conveying capacity and dosing: 8-45 ml / minute (precisely adjustable to 0.1 ml)
Or over our app, web, and cloud service, also free of charge
Professional CAN Bus System ensures reliable and interference-free networking of all network devices. The LED–backlit GHL Logo in the housing cover serves as a status indicator. Various colors show you at a glance, the condition of your system. Each pump can be operated manually via the push buttons on the front panel. This allows you to quickly post-dosing, deflating the tube vent or suctioning liquids.
Ample accessories available.
GCC, GHL Connect App, Cloud Service
GHL Devices are easily accessible via the free PC software GCC , GHL Connect app and cloud service myGHL. (> learn more).
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