Hey all, I have a project I am working on that links the old and the new. I have an EMD 64 diesel engine, yes, its a huge old locomotive engine. Bascially, I want to measure the RPM of the motor, and based on the RPM, control a valve actuator to allow a proportional amount of airflow through the valve. When the RPM peaks, I want the actuator at a full 90 percent, and then at idle, down to 0.
The engine, being as old as it is, does not have all the modern interfaces, but people have built crankshaft sensors for the engine. I am open to purchasing an off the shelf crankshaft sensor and valve actuator, but i think the link between them will likely be an arduino board (or something of the ilk). Anyone have some sage advice for me?