Beckhoff Building Automation
Beckhoff Building Automation

PC-based control technology from Beckhoff, which has already been used successfully for almost three decades in all areas of industrial automation, has become an integral component of intelligent building automation. The demands on the intelligence of buildings have increased constantly in recent years, such that the energy efficiency as well as a good “return on investment” is the priority.

The idea of a “green building” based on sustainable, energyefficient construction and building use can be realised with intelligent, integral building automation. Beckhoff offers a universal, scalable building automation control system covering PC- and Ethernetbased controllers and a modular I/O system for logging all data points in buildings.

Advantages of integrated building automation

System Integrators

  • ƒƒƒƒOpen, PC-based control system
  • ƒƒƒƒConsistent software for all building systems
  • ƒƒRecording of all data points in one system
  • ƒƒSimple, fast engineering according to VDI (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure) guidelines
  • ƒƒƒƒHighly-scalable performance of software and hardware
  • ƒƒƒƒCompliance with common standards ensured via software libraries

Specialist Engineers

  • Integration of all building systems in one platform
  • ƒƒƒƒReplacing hardware with software functions enhances flexibility
  • ƒƒInteroperability with standard products
  • ƒƒƒƒDirect integration of all fieldbus systems and protocols
  • ƒƒƒƒMaximum freedom in designing
  • ƒƒIndependence in terms of product/device manufacturer/integrator

Architects

  • PC-based control of all building systems
  • ƒƒAdding functionality in software while reducing hardware ensures flexibility
  • ƒƒHigh functionality and process reliability
  • ƒFreedom of creative design
  • ƒƒImplementation of innovative building and room concepts
  • ƒSupport for highest energy effi ciency classes

Operators

  • Replacing hardware with software functionality enhances flexibility
  • PC-based control of all building systems
  • Convenient central monitoring
  • User-friendly operating concepts
  • Ongoing efficiency optimisation
  • ERP and “IoT-ready” – connectivity for future operating models

Investors

  • Increased user comfort and quality of the property
  • Increased savings potential through reduced investment costs
  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Fulfilment of sustainability parameters
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Flexible changes in property usage optimises saleability
  • Sustained and increased value of real-estate