Building Automation System
Iconix Technology provide industrial grade building automation systems ranging from room control automation, floor level automation to a complete building control automation systems. Our building automation system offers scalability and modularity for ease of expansion and supports up to 400 types of different I/O data connection points and we support all common actuator and sensors.
Iconix Technology PC-Based building automation systems is flexible and will be tailored to our customers’ requirements. We provide a wide range of building system functions and technologies such as HVAC control, lighting control, access or door control system and remote maintenance system.
To minimise the usage of energy for cooling purpose, we control the room temperature via a schedule-based energy level option. In the case of long absences, the premise is switched to “Idle” at the lowest required energy level to prevent damage from overheating. During working time, the cooling system will be set to “Pre-comfort”, where the temperature is almost at the target temperature. When occupancy is detected or room is scheduled for usage, the cooling system will switch to “Comfort” mode, quickly reaching the appropriate temperature set value.
When the room is occupied, the daylight strength is measured to determine whether to reduce or increase the intensity of artificial lights. If the room is empty, the lights will be switched off. Lightings can also be controlled by demands, occupancy, and also daylight.
Optimising the usage of sunlight is important to reduce energy usage. In the case of strong sunlight, the blades/shades are positioned in such a way that the light strength is met while minimising the need of the artificial lighting.
Security and door access control is essential for any commercial buildings. Doors can be locked or unlocked via various means such as RFID identification systems, remote control systems and scheduler systems. Room or office info can be logged into a separate database for inspection and monitoring purposes.
Remote diagnostic, control and maintenance is needed due to the complexity of building automation systems. For uninterrupted building operation, swift support from specialist is needed and requires instant access to information on process variables, along with warnings and error messages that can be logged and send via e-mails or SMS alerts for example.
All PC-Based building automation systems are programmed and parameterised with TwinCAT. The engineering environment has been designed for all popular programming standards in the IT and automation fields from IEC 61131 to C/C++. Predefined software modules simplify the engineering process, and functional enhancements or modifications are possible at anytime.
TwinCAT support open protocol for communication via ADS through programming language such as:
The Bus Terminal Controllers and PCs communicate right into the room automation level via an Ethernet network. This way, lower level fieldbus technology is not necessary in many projects. Additional gateways for mapping the data from lower-level fieldbuses are therefore not required. Here are a list of supported IO fieldbus and fieldbus systems.