Before I begin this project, I need to see if what I want it to do is actually possible. I have a wood shop in my basement. Stationary equipment includes: dust collector, table saw, router table, CNC router, miter saw, planer, and jointer.
An example of what I want to do; I turn on the table saw the dust collector turns on then sends power to a solenoid that opens an air switch to open the blast gate the table saw is connected to. Then when the saw is turned off the dust collector runs for 10 seconds longer then turns off and closes the blast gate. Pretty simple… but, here is an issue. Let’s say I have the CNC router working on a project. The dust collector needs to remain on and the gate open for CNC router even if I turn the table saw on. So, it needs to disregard the power on of the dust collector and the delay but still close the gate to the table saw when it turns off.
I know I will need something to see power usage from each piece of equipment (hoping someone could point me in the right direction) and use relays to control the dust collector and probably the solenoids for the air valves since they are 48v.
Is this something that is feasible or am I outside of the capabilities of an Arduino? I have limited experience with Arduino, I played around with some LEDs a few years ago but have done some other coding in other languages.
Thanks for any guidance, Matt