• Compact, feature-laden M-Bus solution eliminates special energy monitoring hardware

    Gathering energy consumption data is, of course, at the core of modern building automation solutions designed for high energy efficiency. Bus Terminals from Beckhoff enable the measurement of all relevant electrical supply network data directly in a standard, cost-effective I/O system. The KL6781 M-Bus master terminal extends the range of energy measurement terminals: electricity, water, gas or energy meters with M-Bus interfaces can be simply integrated in the “fieldbus-independent” Bus Terminal system, rendering external M-Bus gateways unnecessary.

  • Manual operating modules for installation in control cabinet doors feature universal fieldbus connection

    Manual operating modules for installation in control cabinet doors feature universal fieldbus connection

    Beckhoff is extending its vast portfolio of Bus Terminal solutions with manual operating modules for mounting on the outside of control cabinet doors. These digital and analog I/O modules enable the convenient operation and observation of process data as well as easy manual intervention without opening the control cabinet. The manual operating modules can be integrated into the overall Bus Terminal system via K-Bus extension technology from Beckhoff and are available for all common bus systems using corresponding Bus Couplers.

  • Ferry Porsche Congress Center, Austria: State-of-the-art energy and space management

    Ferry Porsche Congress Center, Austria: State-of-the-art energy and space management

    The Ferry Porsche Congress Center in Zell am See, Austria is an excellent example of how buzz words like comfort factor, energy efficiency and sustainability are not always empty promises. The multi-functional building has room for up to a thousand visitors and impresses event and conference managers with its almost unlimited flexibility in space configuration. The prerequisite for this is an innovative building control system, which was implemented with intelligent, integral building automation technology throughout from Beckhoff.

  • PC-based Control: Ready for Smart Grid

    PC-based Control: Ready for Smart Grid

    Energy costs are obviously becoming an increasingly important factor for companies. Intelligent Energy management systems (EnMS) are required in order to increase energy efficiency and lower manufacturing costs. As such, as an example, the government of Germany intends to decide soon whether the reimbursement of tax on electricity and energy for the manufacturing industries is to be coupled to the introduction of an EnMS.