Beckhoff at Light + Building 2016

Makes engineering even simpler: TwinCAT Building Automation.

At Light + Building 2016 Beckhoff presents the next milestone in building automation: With TwinCAT Building Automation engineering software and the new eXtendable Room Box now also pre-installed hardware assemblies are available. This means that – in addition to simplifying the configuration of control functions – TwinCAT Building Automation also enables the automatic configuration of corresponding I/O hardware, including a distributor box. The eXtendable Room Box is available with a choice of either an Embedded PC or a Bus Coupler as well as Bus Terminals for all required functions, and in addition offers flexible extension options. For technical planners this means minimised engineering effort combined with greatest possible freedom of design: Maximised individualisation of the completely prefabricated boxes is possible down to a quantity of one.

DALI 2: Beckhoff supports new standard for lighting technology

DALI 2: Beckhoff supports new standard for lighting technology

Edition 2 of the DALI standard extends the range of functions for lighting technology, e.g. for event-controlled communication. With the new KL6821 multi-master terminal, each Beckhoff controller becomes a DALI 2 master. DALI 2 bus circuitry and power supply are integrated within the standard terminal, which is just 12 mm wide. TwinCAT function blocks simplify engineering, for example through a flexible adaptation of the building utilisation by providing software support for the division of the building into room zones with the aid of sensors or light operating devices.

Individually configured and easily installed: the eXtendable Room Box.

Modular, extendable and easily configured in the project planning phase using the box configurator in TwinCAT Building Automation: The eXtendable Room Box covers all hardware functions and allows every degree of freedom with regards to protection class, material and setup. The prefabricated plug-and-play solution is completely preassembled and is optionally available with pluggable or conventional wiring. Fast engineering of PLC and hardware, industrial prefabrication, simple and fail-safe installation, saving of technical space and maximum extendability go all the way to make the eXtendable Room Box a solution that provides security for your investments.

Individually configured and easily installed: the eXtendable Room Box.
TwinCAT IoT: the fast, standardised route into the cloud

TwinCAT IoT: the fast, standardised route into the cloud

With the new TwinCAT IoT, the TwinCAT 3 engineering and automation software provides a complete solution for fast and efficient realisation of IoT and Industrie 4.0 concepts. TwinCAT IoT supports standardised protocols for cloud communication and for sending push notifications to smart devices. TwinCAT 3 IoT is fast and easy to configure. Together with an Embedded PC or Industrial PC used as IoT controller, the software provides a seamless connection between the Internet of Things and the Internet of Services. TwinCAT IoT

BACnet/IP controllers support latest features of revision 12

BACnet/IP controllers support latest features of revision 12

With a large range of BACnet controllers, Beckhoff provides solutions that are precisely scalable in terms of performance for all applications. Particularly suitable are the CX90xx and CX50xx Embedded PC series which directly integrate the modular I/O level. The implementation of BACnet revision 12 in TwinCAT, enabling extended services and additional object types, has increased the execution performance and offers numerous advantages for building automation. BACnet

Transparent energy data management enables cost optimisation

Intelligent energy management makes a significant contribution to optimise efficiency in buildings, properties or plants. With PC-based control, Beckhoff provides an integrated platform for a transparent recording and processing of all energy consumption data. The consumption data is recorded by Beckhoff I/O components and provided to higher-level energy management or cloud-based systems. TwinCAT software enables the pre-processing of measured data via analysis, database logging or visualisation functions. Energy data management

Transparent energy data management enables cost optimisation

Beckhoff Solution Providers

Various Beckhoff partners will present their solutions at Light + Building. Close collaboration with selected solution providers results in the ideal combination of an open, powerful technology platform and solution-specific know-how for the implementation of individual applications.

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Easy Engineering for Smart Buildings
Individually configured and simply installed: the eXtendable Room Box.

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany
13 – 18 March 2016
Hall 11.0, Booth C56

Site Plan Light + Building

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Beckhoff booth:

  • Hall 11.0, Booth C56

Opening hours:

  • Sunday – Thursday:
    9.00 am – 6.00 pm
  • Friday:
    9.00 am – 5.00 pm