At Light + Building 2018, taking place in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Beckhoff will present its new software generation for building automation: TwinCAT 3 Building Automation meshes with TwinCAT 3 modules for HMI and IoT, along with Analytics and Scope and bundles all important functions for building automation in one tool. Handling the engineering and control of all building systems on a single software platform uncovers significant benefits, such as simple IoT communication, cloud-based analysis of building data or the rapid creation of individualised operator interfaces.
With TwinCAT 3 Building Automation, users can now utilise the wide range of benefits of the TwinCAT 3 automation platform for building control: full Visual Studio® integration, an integrated engineering environment, eight programming languages with interacting modules in a single runtime, simple reusability of source code, and scalability to suit different controller platforms. The meshing of TwinCAT 3 Building Automation with the numerous software modules available in TwinCAT 3 provides the system integrator with a comprehensive toolbox that covers all functions and systems found in building automation, improving system quality while reducing engineering work.
Using TwinCAT HMI software, users can quickly create customised operator interfaces and benefit from the simple orientation and intuitive navigation during operation. With TwinCAT IoT, cloud connectivity can be easily implemented from PC-based controllers in order to outsource individual building automation components to the cloud or to use cloud services. The analysis of cloud-based building data can also be integrated directly in PC-based controllers using TwinCAT Analytics. This offers maximum transparency, simplified predictive maintenance and increased security against potential failures. As a big data oscilloscope integrated in the controller, TwinCAT Scope facilitates the clear visualisation of large data quantities and increases data transparency through fast comparison and evaluation of measured values.
The new software generation of building control: TwinCAT 3 Building Automation. In combination with TwinCAT HMI, IoT, Analytics or Scope modules, this solution bundles all software modules needed for building automation in one universal tool, creating possibilities for engineering and control of all building systems.