Engineered Systems Magazine

BAS modules: WAGO

February 4, 2013

WAGO-020413-body.jpgThe company has released its LON®-FTT module for BAS.

WAGO Corporation’s 753-648 LON®-FTT Module networks Local Operation Network (LON®) sub-networks to BACnet IP and other building automation fieldbuses. A cost-effective LON® gateway, the 12mm wide 753-648 drops directly into standard I/O nodes. It provides a freely configurable LON® Network interface for tailoring devices to building requirements.

Further enhancing networking flexibility, 753-648 is compatible with Modbus TCP Ethernet networks, as well as DALI and SMI protocols. As part of the fieldbus-independent WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM, 753-648 is compatible with 450+ digital, analog and specialty modules. This enables users to integrate only the I/O needed for specialty automation, such as three-phase power measurement that optimizes energy usage.

WAGO LON®-FTT Module Programming:

753-648 is IEC 61131-3 compliant, enabling users to select from six major programming languages. The module’s freely definable network interface can manage up to 249 variables, streamlining communications. Network variables, configuration properties and LonMark®-compliant objects can be directly programmed via WAGO-I/O-PRO software. Automatic creation of programming structures and function blocks simplifies and streamlines workflow. The node's Ethernet controller stores the module's configuration and loads this data into the module.

In addition to network interface function blocks, WAGO provides other function blocks for processing network management commands. This enables subordinate LON® devices to be accessed from the programming tool, while providing automatic device integration into recurrent applications.

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.