Engineered Systems Magazine

Controllers: WAGO Corporation

September 17, 2012

WAGO-091712-body.jpgThe 750-830 BACnet controller now has new software functions.

WAGO Corporation’s 750-830 BACnet Controller features innovative software with extended functionality and simplified system-wide integration/configuration. New functions include text messaging support (plain text on the management level) to provide facility managers with alerts. New features: “Loop” (control algorithms), “Event Enrollment” (alarm queries) object types and creation of a “Trend Log” and “Calendar” dynamic objects during runtime — no system reboot or external integrator. A new device manager eases object configuration and allows tabular data processing. 

The 750-830 BACnet Controller's native operation, which automatically generates a BACnet object for each standard I/O signal, has also received significant enhancements. I/O modules can now be subsequently added or removed from a fieldbus node without shifting object entities. Physical values are now scaled directly in the form of analog input/output objects. Additional analog value objects are no longer required in CoDeSys, simplifying mass-processing of data points and integration into external systems.

Part of the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM, 750-830 can pair with a 750-493 3-Phase Power Measurement Module for comprehensive energy monitoring and data collection options. The two collect data on transformer, draws from power-intensive devices (e.g., compressors), as well as HVAC and lighting trends. This enables facility managers to optimize building efficiency, create accurate budgets and revise maintenance schedules.


BACnet in the Boardroom:

Utilizing building automation protocols, such as EnOcean, 750-830 can wirelessly provide novel features. Example: When tied to appropriate sensors/actuators, 750-830 oversees raising/lowering of projectors in boardrooms. Because 750-830’s software supports text messaging, a confirmation/alarm can then be texted to a facility manager.

WAGO is the leader in spring pressure connection technology that eliminates loose wires resulting from vibration and temperature cycling, while providing highly reliable, corrosion-resistant and maintenance-free connections. Products: DIN-rail, PCB and chassis mount terminal blocks; signal conditioners; the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM and more.