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Building Automation

DESIGO™
Building automation and
control system
System description
Version 2.2
The following product names are registered trademarks:
BACnet– American National Standard (ANSI/ASHRAE 135)
LON, LONMARK, LonTalk – Echelon Corporation
OPC
Ethernet
EIB – EIBA
Modbus
M-bus
Citect (Citect Pty. Ltd.)
Grundfos
Wilo
Windows – Microsoft
Contents

The DESIGO building automation and control system:


the powerful, open system ................................................................................ 5
Distinguishing features of the DESIGO system ............................................................... 6

DESIGO system topologies .......................................................................................... 7


System design for small buildings ................................................................................... 8
System design for small to medium-sized buildings ........................................................ 8
System design for medium-sized to large building complexes ........................................ 9
Distributed buildings ...................................................................................................... 10

System functions......................................................................................................... 11
Trend/History ................................................................................................................. 11
Alarm management ....................................................................................................... 12
Scheduler / Calendar ..................................................................................................... 13
Access rights ................................................................................................................. 14
Communication – Networks........................................................................................... 15

The management level: DESIGO INSIGHT ................................................................ 17


Shell and Taskbar.......................................................................................................... 17
Plant Viewer .................................................................................................................. 18
Alarm management ....................................................................................................... 19
Time Scheduler ............................................................................................................. 21
Trend logging................................................................................................................. 21
Log Viewer..................................................................................................................... 23
Object Viewer ................................................................................................................ 24
Web Access................................................................................................................... 26

DESIGO PX: the scaleable automation and control system.................................... 29


A family of programmable automation stations ............................................................. 29
Automation stations: the compact series ....................................................................... 30
Automation stations: the modular series........................................................................ 31
I/O modules ................................................................................................................... 31
Programming with D-MAP ............................................................................................. 33
Libraries ......................................................................................................................... 33
Made-to-measure operator units ................................................................................... 34
Operation via Web client ............................................................................................... 35

DESIGO RXC ................................................................................................................ 36


Range overview ............................................................................................................. 37
The room unit: the key to individual comfort .................................................................. 38
Integration into the building automation and control system ......................................... 39

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Integration using DESIGO OPEN................................................................................40
Some of the current solutions ........................................................................................41

DESIGO TOOLSET and application blocks ..............................................................42


DESIGO TOOLSET .......................................................................................................42
Application blocks ..........................................................................................................44

Technical data ..............................................................................................................45

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The DESIGO building automation and
control system: the powerful, open system
With its modular design, the DESIGO building automation and control
system offers virtually unlimited scope for operation, monitoring and
control. The scaleable system covers everything from small, stand-
alone buildings to large, networked building complexes. DESIGO is
ideal not only for typical HVAC systems, such as heating, ventilation,
air conditioning and sanitation, but also for all other building services,
such as lighting and electricity, or fire and security.

Assicurazioni Generali SpA – Project implemented with DESIGO

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Distinguishing features of the DESIGO system

Open to integration
The open system architecture is widely supported, making it possible to integrate third-
party systems at all three levels of the system. Even for the exchange of information
between system components, DESIGO uses well-established standard protocols,
adopted throughout the world:
the BACnet standard, both for communication between the management and
automation stations, and for communication from one automation station to another,
and LONMARK for room automation. DESIGO also supports components and systems
with interfaces such as OPC, Ethernet, LON, EIB, Modbus and M-bus.

Easy to operate
DESIGO is distinguished by its exceptional ease of operation. The attractive local
operator units offer large fonts, and provide clear user guidance and a graphics-based
display. Operation from the management station is based on the Microsoft Windows
operating system and designed to take account of ergonomic principles.

Innovative Web access


With PX Web operation, and DESIGO WEB, the DESIGO system makes use of Web
technology both at the automation level and at the management level. Fault messages
can be received and acknowledged with cost-efficient standard equipment such as
Web-Pad, PC or mobile phone. The same technology can be used to retrieve data,
trend information, statistics and other HTML reports, irrespective of the location of the
user. In this way, those responsible for the system can be kept up to date at all times.

The scaleable system: for all projects from small to large


DESIGO is the perfect choice for all projects, no matter how small or large. An
extensive, modular range of automation stations, a variety of operator units, modular
application software and a flat system topology all combine to ensure low start-up costs
for small systems. At the same time these systems can be extended at any time, and
expanded into comprehensive large-scale systems.

Economical in every phase


The installation of highly automated building services plant is increasingly taken for
granted. Due to technological advances and improved project handling, costs per data
point are falling steadily. A prime concern in the field of building services, however, is
the overall cost over the life cycle of the plant. With sensible start-up costs, efficient and
cost-effective support during operation, plus flexible service options, the DESIGO
building automation and control system is the right choice for the economy-minded
building operator.

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DESIGO system topologies
The DESIGO system can be divided into three levels: the management level, the
automation level and the field level. By virtue of distributed intelligence, each of these
levels operates both autonomously and in a network.
Within the network, the DESIGO building automation and control system uses
manufacturer-neutral standard protocols for communications, specifically BACnet for
the management level and automation level, and LONMARK for the field level.

The principle DESIGO system components:


• DESIGO INSIGHT, the management • DESIGO RXC, the room automation
station, for higher-level operation and system, for control of comfort conditions in
monitoring, graphics-based display of the individual rooms, including the operation of
process, automatic alarm distribution and a lighting and blinds.
wide range of different data analysis • DESIGO OPEN modules, for the integration
options. of a wide variety of plant at all levels of the
• DESIGO PX, the automation system for system.
local operation and control, and for
monitoring of the primary plant.

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The principle DESIGO system components within the system topology

One of the key benefits of DESIGO is its scope for gradual expansion, from the
smallest system through to large distributed systems. Some examples are shown on
the next few pages.

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System design for small buildings
A small automation system can even be implemented with just a small number of
individual PX modular or compact automation stations. As an option, this system can
be expanded by adding one or more type QAX34 or PXM20 operator units.
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PXM20 PXM20 PXM20

(OPTIONAL) (OPTIONAL)

PXR
QAX34 QAX34
PXC..-U PXC... PXC22
(OPTIONAL) (OPTIONAL)

I/O Module

QAX33.1

DESIGO RXC

A small restaurant ventilation system can be implemented, For individual rooms, a small system with shared HVAC can be
for example, with a PX compact-series automation station implemented for the classrooms in a local authority school, for
example.

System design for small to medium-sized buildings


A number of PX automation stations and RXC room controllers can be interconnected
without difficulty via BACnet over LON and, depending on the size of the system,
monitored and operated with one or more graphics-based, network-compatible PXM20
operator units. For remote operation, the system can be extended to include Web
operation with the PX-WEB software. This Web solution presents the resident engineer
with all the functions of the PXM20 operator unit whenever required, with the advantage
of access from home, for example. In the event of a fault, alarm notification can be
arranged via SMS or e-mail.
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WEB-client

Telephone
Line PXM20

BACnet over LON

PX WEB PXC.. PXR

QAX50 DESIGO RXC

Small system with remote Web operation

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System design for medium-sized to large
building complexes
The DESIGO INSIGHT management station lets you get the most out of your plant.
Even in systems with a hundred data points or fewer, it proves its worth. The plant is
operated using highly informative, animated graphics. Optimum building operation is
ensured with scheduler programs that can be centrally operated, a clear, consolidated
alarm handling system and a wide range of other options. The DESIGO system can be
embedded without difficulty in existing IT Ethernet/LAN infrastructures.
Naturally, DESIGO can be expanded into a multi-user system. Remote operation via
the Web should also be mentioned here: this is an option which can be implemented
with DESIGO WEB and the PX-WEB solution for Web operation.
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Pager
DESIGO WEB
DESIGO INSIGHT DESIGO INSIGHT OPEN
Web client
Mobile
Phone
3rd party

Fax
BACnet over Ethernet / IP

DESIGO INSIGHT DESIGO INSIGHT

BACnet router BACnet router

PXM20 PXM20

BACnet via LON

PXC...-U with PXM20 QAX34


PXC... PX-OPEN PX-WEB PXC... PXR

I/O modules I/O modules


with I/O OPEN

Third-party

THird-party

QAX50 DESIGO RXC

Medium-sized to large systems with the DESIGO INSIGHT management station

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Distributed buildings
Up to 1,000 remote sites can be operated and monitored by telephone from a
DESIGO INSIGHT management station. In the event of a fault, the automation stations
automatically call the higher-level management station, which displays the fault to the
user in a "pop-up" window. The user simply clicks a button to navigate to the
associated graphics. In the case of the "life-safety" feature, the modem connections are
checked at regular intervals.
For remote access, connections can be established not only by modem, but also via
Ethernet/LAN. The management station can be connected anywhere on the in-house
LAN, from where it has access to the automation system via the router.
E-mail 01661

Pager
DESIGO INSIGHT DESIGO INSIGHT

Mobile
Phone

Fax
BACnet via Ethernet / IP

BACnet router

PXM20

BACnet via LON

PXC...-U with PXC...-U with


PXM20 PXC... PXM20 PXC... PXR

I/O module I/O module

QAX50 DESIGO RXC

System for geographically distributed buildings with a central management station

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System functions

Trend/History
Fully integrated trend data processing allows effortless evaluation and analysis of real-
time (online) data and (offline) historical data. The trend feature facilitates the
monitoring and fine-tuning of the plant. In the DESIGO system this feature is
implemented in compliance with BACnet standard. This means that nothing now stands
in the way of displaying BACnet data from other manufacturers.
Data for trend analysis can be logged in a variety of different ways:

Trend logging options:


• Continuous logging • Polling
• Single run • COV polling (Change of Value)
• Transient run • Event-driven polling

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Trend Viewer on the PXM20 operator unit and on the DESIGO INSIGHT management station

Online trend With the Online Trend option, individual data points are registered on a COV basis or
through polling, and displayed immediately. The values are stored temporarily, in order
to observe transient response patterns, for example.

Features of Online Trend:


• Real-time display of process data • COV-driven data
• Short time periods (seconds, minutes, hours) • Temporary data, not normally stored.

Offline trend Offline Trend by contrast, does not depend on a permanent connection between the
automation station and operator unit, because the values in the automation station can
be stored temporarily for retrieval on the operator unit as needed.

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Features of Offline Trend:

• Offline data display, no connection required • Cyclical acquisition of data


• Longer periods of time (days, months) • Data acquisition in the automation system.
The data is uploaded periodically to a
database at the management level.

Graphs can be displayed on both the PXM20 operator unit and the management
station, in the latter case as 2d or 3d graphs and in color.

Alarm management
One of the most important features of a building automation and control system is the
ability to generate alarms automatically in the event of faults; these faults may occur in
the HVAC and other systems or in the automation system itself. The management of
alarms (generation, display and handling) must be simple, efficient and consistent at all
levels of the system. In this context, DESIGO makes full use of the BACnet standard as
a basis, and supports the following three types of alarm:
• Simple Alarms (for alarms not requiring user interaction)
• Basic Alarms (for alarms requiring acknowledgement)
• Extended Alarms (for alarms requiring acknowledgement and reset)
DESIGO also supports the 256 alarm priority levels of the BACnet standard, which can,
for example, be consolidated at the management station into ten priority levels.

Alarm messages When an alarm occurs, it is automatically detected, registered and transferred to
operator units such as the PXM20, to PX Web for Web operation or to the DESIGO
INSIGHT management station. Informative alarm messages are also transmitted to
remote devices such as mobile phones, fax machines, printers, PCs and Web
browsers, via SMS and e-mail. Clear alarm lists provide a view of all pending and time-
stamped alarms at a glance, and permit straightforward processing. Pop-up windows
and audible and visual signals alert operators to incoming and pending alarms.

Alarm routing Alarms are transferred on the basis of time, priority and/or plant type with an
outstandingly powerful alarm routing system at the management station. In this way,
important messages reach their destination 24 hours a day throughout the year,
whether or not there is an operator sitting at the management station. Users are
supported in their work by various overview options which help ensure a fast and
correct response even in critical alarm situations.

Alarm Viewer on the PXM20 operator unit and the DESIGO INSIGHT management station

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Scheduler / Calendar
One of the basic functions of a building automation and control system is time control of
procedures and processes.
Ventilation, heating, air conditioning, lighting, door locks etc, are controlled on the basis
of opening times and working hours in buildings such as offices, banks, restaurants,
department stores and schools.
Scheduler programs ensure that the heating and lighting are switched off automatically
at the end of the working day, that the temperature in the building is reduced at night,
and that the plant is not kept running for longer than necessary. They can also be used
to switch off the air conditioning in certain rooms during holidays.

Saving energy The ideal scheduler programs help save energy and increase the service life of the
plant.

Increasing the service life of Research has shown that scheduler programs are rarely used to best effect to save
plant energy and extend the service life of plant, because the programming operations
required are too complex. This is another area where DESIGO excels with its
straightforward and exceptionally user-friendly operation.

Standard BACnet functions DESIGO is based on the worldwide BACnet standard, in which even complex functions
such as scheduler programs are standardized. Time-switching operations in the
DESIGO building automation and control system are implemented in accordance with
this standard, using the BACnet objects "Schedule" and "Calendar". These powerful
functions can be operated flexibly, from simple 7-day programs for standard operation
from Monday to Sunday, to more sophisticated, recurring exceptions, such as business
opening times every second and fourth Saturday in the month.
With the standard BACnet functions, even BACnet schedules from third-party
manufacturers can now be monitored for the first time via the easy-to-use PXM20
operator unit, the PX Web controller and the DESIGO INSIGHT management station.

Scheduler program in the PXM20 operator unit and on the DESIGO INSIGHT management station

For safety reasons, schedules and calendars are stored in the automation station, so
that in the event of a network or PC failure, the automation level can continue to
operate autonomously.

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Access rights
Access rights can be used to filter information from the plant and system based on the
individual requirements of a user. The resident engineer or the service engineers, for
example, only have access to the information they strictly need. A distinction can also
be made between read access and write access. Certain users may be able to read a
value but not modify it, while other users may have extended access rights, enabling
them both to read and to modify values.

Freely-definable access rights Only authorized personnel are granted access to the system via the operator units and
the management station. When a user enters a user name and password, the system
verifies the associated access rights and enables access to the relevant plant and
programs. Read and write access rights can be defined in detail, down to individual
information points.
These are assigned to one of the seven following access classes.

Internal Advanced service activities


Adaptation
Service Basic service activities
Administration
Expert Extended operation
Standard Basic operation
Customer

In addition to the above, it is possible to enable or disable he use of the various


applications, access to individual graphics pages and access to entire sites from the
management station for specific user groups. The tailoring of the environment to each
user ensures clear areas of responsibility and answerability, so simplifying cooperation
between the various user groups.

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Communication – Networks

Technical designation
Unique addressing of all elements is essential for the identification of the plant and the
associated elements. In this area DESIGO has introduced an innovation, the "Technical
View", which is based on the user's viewpoint. This standardized hierarchically
structured view is based on the needs of the users of the plant. Addressing is thus not
based on the device-focused viewpoint of the automation stations (e.g.
"Controller08/DigitalOutput02"), but on the user's viewpoint, e.g.:
Clear-text designation "Location Kingston/Ventilation, Building 6/Air handling, 3rd floor/Supply air fan/Fan
switch".

Kingston premises
Site

V H

Ventilation plant, Building 6 Plant Plant

Air handling, 3rd floor


Partial plant

T T H

Aggregate
Sched
110013-02-04

Component

Example of the hierarchical classification of the plant elements

Fast location of alarms The hierarchical structure is ideally suited to various types of plant, such as primary
plant, room systems and integrated systems, for example. Naturally, clear-text
designations are used throughout the system, appearing for example in alarm
messages, facilitating fast location of faults.

Communication standards: specifically designed for building services


Building automation and control system projects are increasingly engineered without
recourse to costly gateway solutions for the exchange of information. With the BACnet
open communications protocol, compliant devices can be interconnected at low cost.
The worldwide BACnet standard was developed under the auspices of ASHRAE
specifically for the needs of building services. BACnet networks provide all subscribers
with access to all the data and functions of the connected devices.

BACnet and LONMARK DESIGO uses the two worldwide standard protocols BACnet and LONMARK for the
exchange of information among its own system components. The BACnet
communication protocol is used for the exchange of information between one PX
automation station and another, and between DESIGO PX and DESIGO INSIGHT.
DESIGO uses Ethernet/IP, LON or PTP (point-to-point) as the transport medium. At the
field level, DESIGO RXC uses LONMARK, the standard ideally suited to the
requirements at this level.

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Features of BACnet
The open BACnet communications protocol, a worldwide standard, has the following
special features:
• BACnet supports modern networks such as Ethernet, ARCnet, LONTALK, RS485 and
point-to-point connections.
• BACnet provides 23 predefined standard objects, including special objects for
applications such as trend logging, averaging, alarm distribution, time scheduling
and the connection of fire and safety systems, including fire detection systems etc.
• BACnet systems offer maximum interoperability with minimum engineering.
• BACnet supports decentralized systems with distributed intelligence.
• There are no user fees associated with BACnet – anyone can develop and use
BACnet solutions.

BACnet Application Layer

BACnet Network Layer

IP Dial-up
ISO 8802-2 MS / TP
PTP
LonTalk
ETHERNET ARCNET RS 485 RS 232

Supported by Siemens Building Technologies

In widespread use primarily in USA

BACnet protocol stack

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The management level: DESIGO INSIGHT
The clearly structured, modular, object-oriented software of the DESIGO INSIGHT
management station is based on Windows standard 32-bit technology.
The functional scope and ease of use of the software reduces operating costs and the
time required to become familiar with the system, while at the same time increasing
operational reliability. The DESIGO INSIGHT applications are available in a basic
"Start-feature" package, with other applications available as options:

Start-feature package • Basic shell software via the taskbar: Provides a quick overall view of the system
and is used to start whichever user applications are required.
• System Configurator: Used to configure the general setup of the DESIGO INSIGHT
management station and the associated applications.
• Object Viewer: An efficient tool for navigation through the hierarchical tree-structure
to all the data points in the system. These points can then be read or manipulated,
depending on the access rights of the user concerned.
• Time Scheduler: Central programming of all time-controlled building services
functions.
• Alarm Viewer: Provides a detailed overall view of alarms from between one and
1,000 buildings for the fast location and elimination of faults.
• Alarm Router: Flexible transmission of alarms to printers, fax machines, mobile
phones and e-mail.

Options • Plant Viewer: Realistic plant graphics allowing fast, targeted monitoring and
operation of the system
• Trend Viewer: Convenient analysis of trend data for fine-tuning the operation of
plant
• Log Viewer: Alarms, errors and user activities are logged in chronological order, and
can be displayed for further evaluation, as needed.
• Web Access: Provides access to the Web applications "Web Graphics", "Web
Alarms", "Web Log" and "Web Reports".
• Graphics Builder: Powerful tool for efficient creation of customized plant graphics
• Open drivers such as OPC, EIB, LON etc.: For direct integration of OPC, EIB,
LON and other interfaces into the management station.
• Various alarm receivers
Pagers / SMS, Fax and e-mail

Shell and Taskbar


The shell is the first application to appear when DESIGO INSIGHT is started. It is
displayed with a taskbar. It provides fast and direct access to all the user applications,
and displays important status information.
In systems with several remote installations, it is possible to switch from one plant to
another via the taskbar, subject, here too, to the appropriate access rights. This
ensures clear demarcation lines between the various areas of responsibility and
answerability.
The user's entry into the system is simplified by user-specific start-sequences with
preselected programs and plant.

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Background functions in DESIGO INSIGHT:

• Life Check feature for checking the • Time synchronization between management
connection to the automation systems
station and site. DESIGO INSIGHT can be
• Alarm upload after system start
configured as the time master for the system
• Check for correct running of the other
• Hard-disk memory capacity check
applications of DESIGO INSIGHT V2
• Database availability check

Plant Viewer
Plant Viewer displays the areas of a building and the associated plant in graphical form.
The user works interactively with these views to monitor and control the data points
throughout the building.
Process display Plant Viewer is based on the Citect process display software supplied by Citect Pty Ltd.
Citect is a world leader in the supply of SCADA systems.
Numerous windows of different sizes can be displayed simultaneously (overlapping
or tiled).
Even large graphics, such as floor plans etc. can be accommodated, and the freely
definable page size makes them easy to view.
Setpoints, alarms etc. can be manipulated directly in the graphics. The user can modify
a value or acknowledge an alarm simply by clicking on the relevant object.

Real-time display Measured values, setpoints, operating modes and alarms are displayed on the screen
in real-time, and updated continuously. The form of display is determined in the
engineering phase. Changes are indicated either by the object symbol, e.g. through
animation or a change in shape or color, or by a change in color, shape, text or
movement of the values affected.

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Other features of Plant Viewer:

• Genuine multitasking with fully dynamic • Definition of, and quick access to "Favorite"
functioning of all active pages pages
• Object-oriented plant monitoring and • ToolTips for all dynamic objects, with the
operation option of User, Technical or System
• Freely definable page size option for Designation
versatile handling of several pages in the • Context-specific information such as text,
same screen photos or maintenance information can be
• Page selection via Page list dialog box, or added to each dynamic symbol
context menu or engineered buttons • Black-and-white or color graphics printing
(hyperlinks). Integrated standard page • Import of Windows 32-bit supported graphics
selection features based on the page file formats, such as AutoCad, PXC etc.
naming strategy. Standard functions such as
Last/Next/Top etc.
• Object-oriented navigation between
applications

Alarm management

Alarm Viewer
The Alarm Viewer application displays alarms by type, and provides the user with
helpful information as to the type of action required by the system. With its extensive
filter and search functions, Alarm Viewer facilitates fast and well-targeted access to
the required information.
In larger systems with more than one management station, all management stations
access the same alarm database. An alarm for any given management station is
entered in this database and automatically displayed on all other management stations.

The processing is different from one management station to another:


• Only the management station defined as a destination for the alarm can forward the
event and display an alarm window ("pop-up").
• Pop-up windows are configured specifically in the Alarm Router on each
management station.
• To acknowledge or reset an alarm, a management station must be connected to the
site to which the alarm object belongs.

Functions in Alarm Viewer:


• View, acknowledge and reset single or • Read associated alarm help text with
multiple alarms operating instructions or additional
• Display the associated alarm property information in text form
sheet with detailed data point information • Object-oriented navigation to other
applications, such as Plant Viewer and
Log Viewer

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Pop-up windows
The pop-up window is an important means of attracting the attention of the user in the
event of an alarm. Incoming alarms are displayed in a pop-up window that opens on the
Windows desktop and appears in the foreground of all other applications (including
third-party applications).
If several alarms occur, they are displayed one after the other. To further alert the user
to the alarm with an audible signal, an audio file (.wav) can be added to each alarm
window definition.

Alarm Router
The Alarm Router application provides for highly effective building management:
important messages or events in the building automation and control system are
transferred to specific receivers without the need for any user action at the
management station. Alarm Router is a background application which starts when
DESIGO INSIGHT is started, whether or not a user or site is connected. Alarms and
important system events can be transferred via the following media:
• Printers
• Fax machines
• Pagers
• Mobile phones
• E-mail systems

Criteria for the transfer of Alarms can be grouped according to various criteria. A routing table defines the
alarms conditions under which these alarm groups are to be routed to the assigned receivers.
In the event of connection problems, the alarm messages can be transmitted to
alternative receivers. The criteria include the following, for example:
• Time (e.g. at night, switch to the printer in the night security guard's office)
• Responsibility for the site (e.g. send a fax to the company responsible for
maintaining the air conditioning)
• Urgency of the alarm (e.g. only call resident engineer by pager in the case of high
priority alarms)

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Time Scheduler
The Time Scheduler application in DESIGO INSIGHT can be used for central
programming of all time-controlled functions in the building services plant, including the
individual room control system.
Graphics-based operation The facilities for graphics-based operation of the weekly schedules and exception
programs, the user can modify and optimize scheduler programs at any time and
without difficulty.

Principle functions:
• Graphics-based overview and manipulation • Direct entry of various operating modes
of all scheduler programs in the system (e.g. Comfort, Standby, Energy Hold-Off)
• Easy graphics-based programming of • Storage and processing are independent
switch times of the management station
• Programs invoked directly from the plant • Report printed in different display formats
graphics

System Browser view, and overview of daily profiles in the Time Scheduler application

Trend logging

Trend Viewer
The Trend Viewer application is used to review current process data in real time
(online) and past process data (offline) over a period of time. Trend Viewer is an easy-
to-handle tool used to optimize the operation of plant and reduce costs.

Activities in Trend Viewer:


• Log process values over a period of time • Monitor current plant conditions
• Track energy consumption • Plant optimization and fine-tuning

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Up to ten process values can be displayed in 2D and 3D graphs in a single trend view.
Several trend views can be displayed simultaneously in different, overlapping windows.
Both online and offline data (and even data from the archive) can be displayed
simultaneously in separate windows, enabling the user to compare past and current
situations.

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Objects can be dragged from the System Browser and dropped directly into Trend Viewer

Essentially, trend data can be displayed in three different modes:


• Online trend logging: displays real-time process data which is updated whenever a
change of value (COV) occurs, or as the result of a time-based scan
• Offline trend logging: displays past process data which has been uploaded to a
database at the management level.
• Archive data: displays older data which has been moved from the trend database
into archive files

The trend views can be saved and invoked at a later date. Online trend data is
continuously logged and stored in the trend database.

Advanced Data Processing (ADP), Consumption Control (CC)


ADP and CC are add-on software packages. These add-ons are used for effective
storage, archiving and evaluation of process data, and are especially suitable for
medium-sized and large projects where there is a requirement for long-term storage
and flexible, customized evaluation of data. Process values can be displayed in the
form of lists, reports or graphs (trend views). ADP and CC use their own standard
database, which is fully independent of the DESIGO INSIGHT offline database.

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Log Viewer
The Log Viewer provides a view of the events and user activities archived in
chronological order in the log database. Users thus have access whenever required to
all past events.
Event Handler The data logging system is a background service performed by the Event Handler in
DESIGO INSIGHT V2, which continuously logs reported events as follows:
• Alarm events from the process level such as plant alarms, high priority warnings,
frost alarms etc. The alarm is logged when it occurs, and thereafter upon
acknowledgement, reset and return to normal.
• System events from DESIGO INSIGHT management stations and PX automation
stations. Examples are communication problems, selection procedures, start-up,
shutdown, hard-disk monitoring, battery checks etc.
• User events for reporting user activities on management station. These include
authorized and unauthorized user log-in procedures and the modification of values,
parameters and setpoints etc.
• Status events from the process level, such as plant ON/OFF etc.

The two user interfaces of Log Viewer and Alarm Viewer use tables with the same "look
and feel" and with a versatile range of options for sorting and filtering.

Functions in Log Viewer:


• Query-configurations can be stored and re- • Columns can be flexibly rearranged, re-
used. The status bar displays the current sized or hidden as required
filter and sort status • The events logged for a specific object, such
• The Log Viewer display is divided into five as events associated with a given site,
tabs: All, Alarm, System, User and Status, automation station or data point, can be
enabling the user to pre-select events of a located quickly in the left pane (System
particular category Browser). The System Browser can be
hidden to make more room for displaying
the columns

The logged data is stored on a Microsoft SQL server or in an MSDE database.


Password protection prevents unauthorized access.

Log and trend data archiving


The archiving function serves to remove data from the runtime databases. This is
necessary firstly to create space for new data in cases where storage capacity is normally
limited, and secondly, to store the data in a suitable form for retrieval at a later date. The
removed data is archived in a safe location for later retrieval and display if required.

The criteria for archiving in DESIGO INSIGHT are as follows:


• Automatic archiving at specific time intervals
• Automatic archiving based on the volume of data accumulated
• Manual archiving initiated by a user command

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Object Viewer
Object Viewer helps users of the building automation and control system to navigate
efficiently through the entire structure. The hierarchically organized data objects are
easy to select, view and modify.

Object Viewer supports three different hierarchical views:


• Technical View
The technical view is the plant-related standard view associated with the technical
designation.
• User View
The user view is based on customer-specific user designations (user addresses).
The address structure and contents are defined as part of the DESIGO PX
engineering process. The engineering of a user view is relatively time-consuming,
but does make it possible to combine a geographical and a plant-based structure,
which can be useful in larger projects.
• System View
The system view is a standard hierarchical view, representing the topology of the
BACnet network, whereby a site contains devices and each device contains objects
(Site.Device.Object).

System Browser
The left pane of Object Viewer contains the System Browser, which displays a
hierarchically structured view of the system (in a tree-structure). The right pane of
Object Viewer displays the contents of the currently selected object.

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Functions in Object Viewer:

• Fast navigation through the building • Modification and definition of


automation and control system object-related text
• Fast location of objects and alarms • Find function with wildcarding for quick
• Detailed information on the properties of and direct access to certain objects
each object • Object search in other views by changing
• Display of real-time data from the process. view in context-menu
• Modification of setpoints and parameters, • Read/Write access levels are supported.
and manual override of outputs Users only see objects in locations to which
(assuming that the user has the they have Read access. They can only
necessary Write privileges) modify objects to which they have Write
• Jump functions Back / Forward access
• Object Editor: An exceptionally user-friendly
user interface for editing sophisticated
D-MAP objects

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Web Access
Web Access is an interface to the building, based on a browser and using integrated
Web technology. Web Access can be used for roaming, and for remote access to and
control of important building-related information managed by DESIGO INSIGHT.

Home page

Given the now widespread familiarity with Web browsers, even occasional users can
access the required data quickly. This cost-effective solution reduces the cost of
training, software installation and maintenance. The Web Access software facilitates
and encourages the simple distribution of building information to those who need it, and
at the point where they need it.
Given the modular structure of DESIGO INSIGHT, new and existing DESIGO INSIGHT
systems can be upgraded with Web Access at any time. The principles of Web Access
can be applied in a building network, over the company intranet and on the Internet.
Using technology based on Microsoft Active Server Pages, Web pages work together
with DESIGO INSIGHT to exchange data between the browser and the system. There
are two methods of data exchange:
• Via the Citect interface, for the exchange of dynamic data and for alarm handling
• Via ODBC queries to the SQL databases

Unlike many other Web-based solutions, Web Access does not use any script
components on the client side. All processing takes place on the Web server. This
means that client browsers can work with Web Access without having to download any
browser add-ons. Many customer networks inhibit or even forbid the dowloading of
Active-X or similar scripts.

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User authentication is achieved by integrating Windows network access and the
authorized DESIGO INSIGHT users. Each time a user accesses the system, the
appropriate DESIGO INSIGHT user access rights are automatically assigned to the
Web pages displayed.
Web Access provides access to the system via a browser. This maintains the familiar
format based on the successful operability guidelines of DESIGO INSIGHT.
• Index Page is the equivalent of the familiar "Home Page". From here, the user can
obtain a quick overall view of the system, or start navigating around the site.
• Graphics-based view of the plant at the automation level, including dynamic
updates of status and alarms, and navigation through the hierarchy. Data points can
be operated and alarms can be manipulated directly in the graphics. The pages can
be generated with the standard graphics in Plant Viewer, so retaining the familiar
DESIGO INSIGHT look and feel. No special Web authoring tools are required.
• Alarms from the DESIGO INSIGHT database are collated in tables. "Sort" and
"Filter" procedures can be predefined or carried out dynamically. Users can process
alarms and receive dynamic feedback from the system.
• Log data logged on the management station can be retrieved via a browser. All
activities in the browser are added, with the relevant user name, to the normal
DESIGO INSIGHT entries in the central log database.
• Reports can be displayed dynamically and used for data point control. The limited
performance of some handheld Web browsers can be overcome by use of reports.
• The User information option provides an overview of the Read and Write privileges
of a logged-in user.

Graphical view of the plant

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Alarm handling

Features of Web Access (via the Web browser):


• Fast access to important user functions • The integration of the DESIGO INSIGHT
• Display and edit plant graphics access rights into the Windows network
• Possibility of immediate display and ensures access security based on
processing of alarms predefined access rights
• Logging in the log database of remote users • Cost-effective distribution of information to
and activities for later evaluation in the an even greater number of users is now
browser possible
• Filtering and sorting of data in the alarm • Integration of e-mail and SMS messaging
and log databases, for fast access to the systems permits roaming access to the
information required building system

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DESIGO PX: the scaleable
automation and control system
The DESIGO PX automation system meets all the requirements associated with the
control and monitoring of heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems and other
building services. The most striking features of DESIGO PX are the scalability of the
system with its programmable automation stations and graded range of operator units,
and the system's openness.

A family of programmable automation stations


There are two series of automation stations in the range: compact and modular The
essential difference between the two series is the flexibility of their data point mix,

This strategy ensures optimum adaptability to customer requirements and to the


building services plant.
Cost 00213
PXC128-U

PXC64-U

I/O modules

PXC52
PXC36
PXC12,22/-T
PXC10-TL

Number of inputs and outputs


A family of programmable automation stations

Modular Compact PXR… PXE… system


series series system controllers
(PXC…-U) (PXC…) controllers
User interfaces at the
automation level
Web client • • • •
PXM20 • • • •
QAX3x • •
System functions (BACnet)
Alarms • • • •
Time schedules • • • •
Trend • • • •
I/O and value objects • • • •
Programming with D-MAP • • • •
I/O subsystem P bus Direct LONMARK RS232/485
connection via Programming with
inputs/outputs SCL for specialists
Additional functions
Grouping •
Overview of the DESIGO PX automation stations with various subsystems

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Automation stations: the compact series
The compact series of automation stations is ideal for all control and monitoring
activities in distributed HVAC systems. The compact-series automation stations have
built-in I/O terminals and can be used in packaged-unit (e.g. AHU) control panels and
standard installations, even where space is very limited.
All compact automation stations are freely programmable and incorporate the full range
of system functions.
The operator units are easily connected using standard cables. In addition, up to five
QAX… room units can be linked via a two-wire connection directly to the PPS2
interface.

PXC36-S automation station PXC10-TL automation station

Types Type PXC10-TL PXC12 PXC22 PXC36 PXC52


PXC12-T PXC22-T PXC36-S
I/O Total 10 12 22 36 52
UI 4 6 8 12 16
DI 4 4 12 16
AO 4 4 6 8
DO 2 2 6 6 12
I/O configuration of the compact-series automation stations
UI Universal inputs, which can be connected to passive (LG-Ni 1000) and active (DC 0…10 V)
sensor elements, or to binary volt-free contacts, for signaling functions.
DI Binary-only inputs for signaling and counting functions (max. 4 x 20 Hz counters per PXC…).
AO Analog outputs for the connection of 0 ... 10 V actuators or for binary control. Via the program
structure, analog outputs can also be programmed as binary switch functions and connected to
24 V/20 mA loads.
DO AC 230 V / 2A relay outputs for binary control
Ports/interfaces
PPS2 For the connection of up to 5 QAX3x room units
LON For BACnet communications between automation stations

The PXC36-S automation station also incorporates a manual switch and further LED
indicators. Manual operation via the switch positions Auto/Stop/Manual can be used for
direct switch control of spring-return actuators, and for control of switch functions which
are logically interconnected via the program structure.
The PXC10-TL, PXC12-T and PXC22-T automation stations also have an integral
remote management feature, allowing remote alarm transmission and remote operation
via the public telephone network in conjunction with DESIGO INSIGHT.
Further, the PXC10-TL automation station is optimized for wall mounting and has a
built-in 230 V supply.

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Automation stations: the modular series
The modular series of automation stations is particularly suitable for all control and
monitoring tasks in large and sophisticated systems for HVAC and other building
services. With their graded range of functions, the modular automation stations offer a
high degree of flexibility. A wide range of I/O modules makes it possible to adapt the
data points individually to the field devices.

PXC...-U modular automation stations Extension module PXA30-T

Types
PXC64-U Basic types for 64 load units, LON connection, PPS interface, P-bus
connection and snap-mounting for PXM20 operator unit
PXC128-U Basic types for 128 load units, LON connection, PPS interface, P-bus
connection and snap-mounting for PXM20 operator unit
PXA30-T Extension module for remote management

I/O modules
The I/O modules provide the interface to the equipment at the field level. The I/O
modules are connected to the automation stations via the P-bus bar and can be
interconnected in application-specific configurations.
The I/O modules have LEDs to indicate the status of the plant and, depending on type,
some have controls for manual or emergency operation.
Third-party systems and components can be integrated via the "intelligent" PTM…
I/O modules. For example, when pumps are connected, access to the following
information is available: control of operating mode, setpoint adjustment, fault and status
codes, delivery head, delivery and speed.
Up to 128 modules can be connected to the modular automation stations, depending
on the basic type selected and the total number of load units.

I/O modules with and without manual controls

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Overview of I/O modules

Signal amplitude and Signal type Type

Load units at 12.5


Basic function

Manual operation

Number of I/Os
range and function ASN No.

LED display

mA each
Signaling Volt-free maintained contact Normally-open • 2 2 PTM1.2D10
Normally-open • 4 1 PTM1.4D20
Normally-closed • 4 1 PTM1.4D20R
Normally-open • 8 1 PTM1.8D20E
Volt-free pulse contact N/O or N/C • 2 2 PTM1.2D20S
AC 24 V / DC 42 V Extra low voltage • 2 2 PTM1.2D42
AC 250 V / DC 100 V Voltage • 2 2 PTM1.2D250
Measuring LG-Ni 1000 Temperature, passive 2 1 PTM1.2R1K
LG-Ni 1000 Temperature, passive 4 1 PTM1.4R1K
0…250 Ω / Pt100 / Ni100 Resistance, passive 2 2 PTM1.2P100
0…2500 Ω / Pt1000 / Ni1000 Resistance, passive 2 2 PTM1.2P1K
DC 0..10 V Voltage 2 1 PTM1.2U10
measurement
DC 0…max. 25 mA Current measurement 2 1 PTM1.2I25/020
DC 4…20 mA (fixed) Current measurement 2 1 PTM1.2I420
Counting Volt-free (max. 25 Hz) Counter-value pulse 2 2 PTM1.2C
Switching Volt-free maintained contact Single-stage • 2 2 PTM1.2Q250
1-stage (bistable) • 2 2 PTM1.2Q250B
Single-stage • • 2 2 PTM1.2Q250-
M
Non-floating Single-stage with • 2 2 PTM1.2QD
maintained contact feedback
Single-stage with • 4 4 PTM1.4QD
feedback
Single-stage with • • 2 2 PTM1.2QD-M
feedback
2-stage with feedback • • 4 2 PTM1.4QD-M2
3-stage • • 3 2 PTM1.3Q-M3
Volt-free pulse contact Single-stage • 4 2 PTM1.4Q250-P
Single-stage • 4 2 PTM1.4Q250A-
P
3-stage • 4 2 PTM1.4Q250-
P3
Positioning DC 0…10 V (modulating) Positioning signal • 2 1 PTM1.2Y10S
Positioning signal • 4 1 PTM1.4Y10S
Positioning signal • • 2 1 PTM1.2Y10S-
M
DC 4…20 mA (modulating) Positioning signal • 2 1 PTM1.2Y420
Positioning signal • 2 2 PTM1.2Y250T
Positioning signal • • 2 2 PTM1.2Y250T-
M
Pneumatic (0 ... 138 kPa) Positioning signal • • 1 2 PTM6.1PSI20-
M
Interface modules Grundfos 4 pumps • 8 PTM52.32V01
Wilo 4 single / 2 twin • 8 PTM50.32V01
pumps

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Programming with D-MAP
The D-MAP programming language (= DESIGO Modular Application Programming) for
DESIGO PX ensures efficient programming and parameter setting for building services
plant. The new programming language, D-MAP, based on standard IEC1131, is
optimized for building services. The control strategies required for and best suited to
efficient operation are implemented using graphics-based data flow programming.

Efficient engineering with blocks and compounds


The project-specific HVAC applications are configured, programmed, commissioned
and maintained using the CFC Editor in PX Design. The CFC Editor is a graphics editor
based on block programming and data flow techniques (see also "Commissioning and
engineering with DESIGO TOOLSET").

CFC chart
ntiate
Insta
Blocks

y
Cop

Compounds Compound

Libraries CFC Editor


110013-04-15en

Creating the CFC chart with the CFC Editor

The characteristic features of D-MAP programming are as follows:


• The elements of D-MAP programming are blocks and "compounds" (compound
functional units). These are stored in libraries.
• To create a D-MAP program, the blocks and compounds which provide the required
functions are combined in the CFC Editor. This process involves creating instances
(of blocks) or copies (of compounds) from the libraries.
• The flow of data between blocks is programmed by interconnecting the "pins"
(inputs and outputs) of various blocks.

Libraries
PX Design incorporates libraries in which the functions, function blocks and compounds
are stored. The libraries contain images of actual plant, aggregates and components in
a structure which can be used equally for design engineering, control, operation and
monitoring and display.

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Made-to-measure operator units
The various operator units in the DESIGO PX range more than satisfy all the various
requirements in terms of location and function.

PXM20 operator unit


The PXM20 operator unit allows uniform operation of various building services at the
automation level. The operator unit incorporates buttons for operation, and a high-
resolution display panel for displays in graphics-based and text format. The PXM20 can
be used either locally or for remote access to all the plant connected in a network. The
handheld operator unit can either be installed in a control panel or plugged into an
automation station.

PXM20 operator unit Graphics-based display of the heating curve

The clearly arranged function buttons and fast access buttons ensure correct operation,
even by inexperienced users. Operator functions with the PXM20 include the following:
• Alarm display and acknowledgment
• Overview of plant status
• Display and modification of scheduler functions
• Manual operation, e.g. to change fan speed
• Graphics-based display of trend data

Room units
Up to 5 bus-compatible QXA... room operator units can be connected to the PPS bus of
each automation station. The various options include:
• Digital display options
• Status display
• Plant switching functions

QAX30.1 QAX31.1 QAX32.1(*) QAX33.1(*) QAX34.1(*)

(*) When these devices are connected to the PXC, they display the comfort requirements of the user,
which may not necessarily correspond to the actual room status.

Overview of the QAX... room QAX30.1 QAX31.1 QAX32.1 QAX33.1 QAX34.1


unit functions
• • • • • Measured room temperature
• • • • Setpoint correction
• • • Operating mode switch
• • Fan speed switch
• LCD for room temperature and
operating mode

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Operation via Web client
The PXC, PXR and PXE automation stations can be operated from a Web client by
means of a Web controller.

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Operation and monitoring from a Web client: PXG80-W/WN Web controller


Plant overview

Main functions:
• Depth of operation based on access rights
• Alarms via SMS (to specified telephone number) or by e-mail
• Generic operation via Web browser
• Access to all setpoints, measured values, and to plant status
• Overview of pending alarms
• Overview and modification of 7-day and date programs
(Schedule / Calendar)
• Modification of setpoints and overwriting of measured values
(e.g. temporary adjustment in the event of a faulty sensor)
• Modification of parameters (e.g. heating curve if defined as BACnet object)
• Graphical overview of plant
• Easy creation and modification of plant graphics using standard graphics software.
Trend data logging, with the facility to export data to Microsoft Excel for evaluation
purposes.

PX-WEB type summary


PXG80-W Automatic alarms via SMS
Web browser access via analog or ISDN modem, or null modem.
PXG80-WN Automatic alarms via SMS or e-mail
Web browser access via Ethernet/IP

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DESIGO RXC
The DESIGO RXC room automation system provides individual demand-based comfort
for building users in public buildings, offices, schools, hotels, etc.

The DESIGO RXC equipment controls and monitors defined comfort conditions in
rooms and other enclosed spaces. These functions are finely tuned to satisfy specific
requirements in each room or zone. This makes it possible to take account of individual
comfort requirements while simultaneously saving energy.

Easy control of HVAC, lighting and blinds


The modular design of DESIGO RXC makes it possible to combine the operation of
lighting and blinds with the HVAC control system. Using just one operator unit, room
users can adjust all the room functions to suit their requirements.

Stand-alone operation at field level, or integration into the


building automation and control system
The devices in the DESIGO RXC range communicate with each other and with other
LONMARK-compatible devices using a standard protocol (LONMARK over LON bus).
Seamless integration into the DESIGO building automation and control system makes
available the additional functions of building management.
01715

Integrated operation of HVAC, lighting and blinds

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Range overview
DESIGO RXC is an innovative range of room controllers, extension modules and
room units. Data communications are based on LONWORKS technology.

The DESIGO RXC hardware


The range comprises compact and modular room controllers, easy-to-operate room
units and controllers in room-style housings.
01534de
Electrical

Lighting

Blinds

RXC31.1
VAV RXC40.1
RXC32.1 RXC41.1

Chilled
HVAC

ceiling RXC30.1
RXC40.1
Radiators RXC10.1 RXC41.1

Fan coil RXC20.1


systems QAX3... QAX50.1 RXC21.1
QAX9... QAX51.1 RXC22.1
Controller in
Standard Flexible Compact Modular
room-style
wireless
housing
Room units Controllers

The DESIGO RXC software


Each device is loaded with application software (referred to elsewhere in this section
simply as the "application") which contains the control program for the associated room
or area.
Siemens Building Automation maintains a comprehensive library of applications
covering a wide range of HVAC and electrical applications.

The room controllers


RXC10.1, the controller in a room-style housing:
This controller is a cost-effective combination of a room unit and an HVAC controller.

Compact-series room controllers, RXC20.1, RXC21.1, RXC22.1 and RXC32.1


The input/output configuration and mounting options of these controllers make them
ideal for fan coil applications. The RXC32.1 controller is particularly suitable for
standard single-duct VAV systems. It comes with a built-in volume sensor.

Modular-series room controllers, RXC30/31


The basic units provide flexible control solutions which can be further enhanced with
extension modules (RXC40/41) for lighting and blinds.

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The room unit: the key to individual comfort
The DESIGO RXC range of room units covers the widely differing needs of room
occupants. The designers of these stylish room units also took account of ergonomic
factors.

The HVAC system, lighting and blinds can be operated in various ways:
• In the conventional manner, with standard room units for HVAC and electric switches
to control lighting and blinds

Examples from the QAX3… range ... and the QAX50 range

• The integrated room unit combines the operation of HVAC, lighting and blinds in a
single device. The keypad can be configured with the combination of buttons and
switches best suited to the application.

Applications
A range of predefined, downloadable applications makes DESIGO RXC highly
versatile. The standard applications are available in a library covering various fields of
application such as fan-coil units, radiators, chilled ceilings and integrated applications
incorporating lighting and blinds.

Due to the fact that these applications are largely pre-defined, engineering is reduced
to the definition of a small number of parameters.

Example of integrated applications


The HVAC applications covered by the basic controllers RXC30.1 and RXC31.1 can be
combined with control of lighting and blinds.

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Application HVAC application Electrical function
Lighting zone Blind
On/Off1) Dimming Up/Down2)
control
INT01 CLC 2x
Lux

INT03 CLC 2x 2x
T INT05 CLC 2x 4x
INT15 VAV 2x 2x
INT17 VAV 2x
LON Controller + Extension modules

CLC: Chilled ceiling and radiator-type heating


VAV: Variable air volume system

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Integration into the
building automation and control system

BACnet / Ethernet / IP 01517

Management level
BACnet DESIGO INSIGHT
Router

BACnet / LON

PPS2 PPS2

Automation level
PXM20
QAX... QAX... PXC...-U
PXC...

PXR
LONMARK / LON

PPS2
Field level
QAX...

RXC... RXC... QAX5... LONMARK

Stand-alone operation at field level


The room automation system can operate as a stand-alone system. All the required
functions are achieved through LONMARK communications between the RXC devices.

Integration into the automation level


DESIGO RXC can be integrated into the automation level via the PXR system
controller, making possible a whole range of additional functions. The PXR converts
LONMARK objects into BACnet objects and provides a comprehensive range of grouping
functions.

The PXR system controller makes the following functions possible:


• Concentration of data at room level, and easy manipulation of this data
• Simple definition of groups
• Implementation of system functions (time schedules, trends, alarm generation etc.)
• Coordination with the primary plant

Integration into the management level


Because it is integrated into the automation level, the room level can also be displayed
and operated at the management level.

The control and operation of the RXC devices with DESIGO INSIGHT opens the way to
a range of additional functions including the following:
• Monitoring and operation of rooms, plus trend logging
• Time schedules for building use and room occupancy
• Integration of controller data into plant graphics
• Central control of setpoints, operating modes, lighting, blinds etc.

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Integration using DESIGO OPEN
The integration of third-party systems and equipment by use of DESIGO OPEN covers
a wide range of building services including, for example, HVAC controllers, boilers,
pumps and chillers, VSDs, energy metering and data analysis, fire detection, access
control and security, electrical distribution, hotel booking systems, lighting, SCADA and
many others.

Information can be exchanged as follows:


• I/O-OPEN
• via PX-OPEN system controller (PXE…)
• via DESIGO INSIGHT-OPEN OPC
• via standard BACnet communications (peer-to-peer)

DESIGO INSIGHT

Drittsystem

01807de

BACnet auf LON oder Ethernet / IP

ev. Router ev. Router ev. Router ev. Router

BACnet

Drittsystem
BACnet conform
PXC64-U mit PXM20
PXC22 PXE

RS232
RS485

I/O open

RS232

Drittsystem Drittsystem

Querkommunikation via BACnet

➟ ➠Peer-to-peer communication
Integration of third-party systems

The integration solutions offer numerous possibilities:


• Mapping of data points to BACnet • Uniform operation at the automation level,
• Reporting and alarm functions using the PXM20 and/or PX-WEB
• Time schedules and Calendar • Integration of standard protocols such as EIB,
• Trend LON, PROFIBUS, M-bus and MODBUS
• Interaction with other PX automation • Monitoring and management of third-party
stations and system controllers products with single-seat operation

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Some of the current solutions

Solutions at the management level


INSIGHT-OPEN OPC-Client Integration of numerous OPC Server
applications
INSIGHT-OPEN BACnet-Client Integration of BACnet devices using
OPC
INSIGHT-OPEN EIB-Client Integration of EIB devices using OPC
INSIGHT-OPEN LONWORKS-Client Integration of LON devices using OPC
INSIGHT OPEN S7 Integration of the S7 PLC
INSIGHT-OPEN Cerberus MK8000 Client Integration of the Siemens SBT fire and
security systems
INSIGHT OPEN DEV Integration development kit

Solutions at the automation level


PXE CRS hardware RS232 and RS485 physical connection
PX-OPEN SCL Integration of simple protocols
PX-OPEN Modbus MODBUS Master and Slave
PX-OPEN MONITOR Communication analyzer
PX-OPEN DEV Integration development kit

Solutions at the field level


PTM1.RS… hardware platform RS232 or RS485 physical connection
I/O–OPEN M-bus Integration of M-bus heat meters
I/O–OPEN Grundfos Integration of Grundfos pumps
I/O–OPEN Wilo Integration of Wilo devices
I/O–OPEN DEV Integration development kit

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DESIGO TOOLSET
and application blocks
Professional software tools and a wide range of proven application blocks are available
for engineering and processing the automation stations. The new programming
language, D-MAP, based on standard IEC1131, is optimized for building services.

DESIGO TOOLSET
DESIGO TOOLSET incorporates the following components:
Tool Function
System Design Management of project data, selection and adaptation of
solutions, creation of system topology
PX Design Programming and commissioning
Router Design Commissioning of the BACnet routers

System Design
Project Management Solution Browser System-Topologie Raumautomation

PX Design Router Design


BACnet Generator Libraries Modified views

PXC PXR PXE Graphics Generator PXG

RXT10

DESIGO INSIGHT

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System Design (with Project Management and Solution Browser)
System Design includes project management functions such as the setting up and
archiving of projects and the storage and relocation of project data for the
commissioning phase.
System Design is used to structure and specify plant and partial plant. From the library
of pre-programmed and tested solutions, the engineer can use the Solution Browser to
select and configure the solution best suited to customer requirements. System Design
is also used to define the network topology, and to design any room management
solutions and the integration of third-party systems. The number of automation stations
required for the partial plant is calculated automatically. This is followed by the
addressing of the data points.

PX Design
PX Design is the graphics programming and configuration tool for DESIGO PX.
PX Design supports the downloading of the application programs and the
commissioning of the system.

The compounds, which themselves contain function blocks, represent tested solutions,
selected via the Solution Browser. Where objects have been added or removed in
System Design, it may be necessary to use PX Design to modify the compounds
accordingly.

Router Design
Router Design is used to configure the routers in the system.

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Application blocks
The application libraries contain preconfigured and tested programs which can be used
as the basis for individual customer solutions. The HVAC application architecture offers
an overall view of typical heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems with
distributed applications. It is structured in accordance with the "supply chains" (the flow
of energy and media) in building services systems.
The HVAC application architecture comprises application-specific functional units
(software blocks) specifically designed to provide the user with the same "look and
feel":
• in a wide range of different types of building
• for widely differing building services systems
in conjunction with automation systems from different manufacturers

The building services plant is structured as follows:

1 Plant Examples: ventilation system, heating system


2 Partial plant Central supply air treatment, air distribution, hot water
supply (one or more boilers)
3 Aggregates Heating coil, energy recovery system, heating zone (as
part of the hot water distribution circuit)
4 Components Pumps (motors), dampers, valves, sensors, detectors,
limit switches, contactors, selector switches, remote/local
switches

Room-based structures are as follows:


1 Components Building,
2 Sub-area Building wing, staircase, area
3 Section Floor
4 Room Individual room, hall

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Technical data
System View • Max. number of physical data points in the system 10000 **
• Max. number of sites specifiable in DESIGO INSIGHT 1000 *
• Max. number of DESIGO INSIGHT management stations in the system 5 **
• Max. number of sites connected simultaneously to the 10 **
management station
Date per site: • Max. number of physical data points per site 6000 **
• Max. number of BACnet routers per site 50 **
• Max. number of PXC.., PXE.., PXR.. automation stations per site 50 **
• Max. number of PXM20 operator units per site 15 **
• Max. number of sites addressable from the PXM20 10 **
LON network • Max. number of PXC..., PXE..., PXR... automation stations per LON 30 **
network
• Max. number of physical data points per LON network 3000 **
• Max. number of PXM20 operator units per LON network 10 **
• Max. distance in meters per LON network 900 m*
• Max. number of BACnet routers per LON network 1*
Automation station (PXC…, PXE…, PXR… or third-party device)
• Max. number of physical data points per PXC… automation station 150 **
• Max. number of RXC… room controllers per PXR
– PXR 11 60 *
– PXR 12 120 *
• Max. number of QAX units per PXC… 5*
• Max. number of COVs per PXC…, PXE… or PXR… 400 *
Management station Operating system: Windows 2000
Notebook (typical)
• Pentium processor 450 MHz
• RAM 256 MB
• Hard disk (storage capacity required by DESIGO INSIGHT <200 MB) 2 GB
• CD drive
Desktop computer (typical)
• Pentium processor (700 MHz for PC with SQL server and shared 450 MHz
projects)
• RAM (for PC with SQL server and shared projects 512 MB) 256 MB
• Hard disk >5 GB
• CD drive
• Monitor (17" or 21")
• Back-up device (optional, e.g. MO, ZIP drive, CD RW etc.)
File / Web server • Pentium processor >700 MHz
• RAM 512 MB
• Hard disk >5 GB
• Communication via Ethernet or Token Ring Board
• CD drive
* Hard-coded limitation
** Limitation based on test specifications

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Siemens Building Technologies AG
Building Automation
Gubelstrasse 22
CH-6301 Zug
Tel. +41 41-724 24 24
Fax +41 41-724 35 22

www.sibt.com

Building Automation

Subject to technical alteration • CA1110392en • July 2003