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Reduced wiring and more flexibility with wireless and battery-less devices for intelligent buildings
BURNSVILLE, Minnesota, February 2, 2012 – In order to adapt leading edge building automation solutions (BAS) for the North American markets, Beckhoff Automation has released the new KL6583-0100 and KL6581 EnOcean modules. In conjunction with the KL6583-0100 EnOcean transmitter and receiver module, the Beckhoff KL6581 EnOcean master terminal offers greater flexibility in terms of planning and bidirectional communication. The FCC-compliant KL6583-0100 is designed for the 315 MHz frequency band, making it ideal for use in North America.
A groundbreaking innovation for modern intelligent buildings, EnOcean
technology facilitates the use of wireless and battery-less sensors,
switches, energy harvesters and more for building and home automation.
The range of the battery-free transmitter and receiver is extendable up
to a maximum data bus length of 500 m (1,640 ft) with the connection of
up to eight EnOcean modules to the master terminal. That not only
delivers cost advantages, but also makes the planning and
implementation of building automation systems significantly simpler and
Previously, only the reception of EnOcean data was possible via the Beckhoff wireless adapter; now all of the EnOcean sensors and actuators can be connected using the new KL6581 EnOcean master terminal and the KL6583-0100 transmitter and receiver module. With a radio signal range of at least 30 m (98 ft), the wiring of buildings can be simplified significantly.
EnOcean radio technology is integrated into the Beckhoff Bus Terminal system via electronic terminal blocks. Higher-level Bus Couplers for all common bus and Ethernet systems enable a flexible connection to higher level controllers. The KL6583-0100 modules are connected to the KL6581 master terminal via two wires for the power supply and two wires for the data bus. The sub-bus employed by Beckhoff is CAN, an economical and interference-resistant bus system with high data security that relays the EnOcean telegrams using an event-controlled method.
The EnOcean transmitter and receiver module can be installed in visible locations within buildings thanks to its simple, yet elegant appearance – a plain, round housing with a diameter of 72 mm and a height of 57 mm (2.8 in x 2.2 in).
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