At Light + Building 2022, Beckhoff presented solutions for energy-efficient building automation and solutions for building automation across technical systems. The Beckhoff team showed how PC-based control can be used to integrate all building functions on a single platform and control them consistently with TwinCAT automation software – including IoT functions and concepts for intelligent energy monitoring. Find out what other topics were in focus in this edition of the Trade Show TV.
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TF8050 | TwinCAT 3 Lighting Solution
The Beckhoff Lighting Solution offers many advantages, among them the simple commissioning of DALI lighting controllers. With extensive lighting systems, the use of decentralized bus couplers installed in the network infrastructure considerably reduces cabling requirements. The TwinCAT 3 Lighting Solution supports functions such as remote control via web, the import and export of Excel data or simple maintenance measures. The solution also includes functions for the Human Centric Lighting (HCL) concept and the integration of DALI-2 sensors. All these functions are easy to configure without specific programming skills.
TF8020 | TwinCAT 3 BACnet
BACnet (Building Automation Control Network) is a standardized, manufacturer-independent communication protocol for building automation. Areas of application include HVAC, lighting control, safety and fire alarm technology. Implementation of this protocol can be carried out as a server as well as a client and can be run on all Beckhoff Industrial PCs and Embedded PCs. All services of a B-BC (BACnet Building Controller) are supported such as for example, common data use (DS), alarm and event processing (AE), time-tabling (SCHED), trend recording (T) as well as device and network management (DM).
TF8040 | TwinCAT 3 Building Automation
The TF8040 TwinCAT 3 Building Automation is the latest and most comprehensive software package for building automation applications. The library contains around 180 function blocks. The wide range of functions covered by this library enables system integrators to implement all conceivable heating, ventilation, air conditioning and room automation projects. Extensive templates offer support for system integrators in familiarization and application.
TF6735 | TwinCAT 3 IoT Communicator App
The TwinCAT 3 IoT Communicator App provides a simple solution for monitoring and analyzing TwinCAT process data on mobile end devices. In addition, widgets for lamps, fans, air conditioners and other components enable specific data from building automation to be displayed. To receive, send and display selected TwinCAT messages, apps can be downloaded from the app stores free of charge.
CX7000 Embedded PC series
The CX7000 Embedded PC can be used as a high-performance and cost-effective compact controller with the TwinCAT 3 software generation.
Our MX-System combines all the technological innovations of automation technology in an IP67-capable modular system.
PC-based control from Beckhoff integrates all building automation functions on one control platform.