This product converts data from any Modbus RTU or TCP devices like meters, controllers to BACnet.
This product features VERY EASY browser-based setup, included Windows Modbus Template Creator tool to create templates and great compatibility.
Most facilities which have a BACnet Building automation system also have a large number of Modbus devices which need to be attached to the BACnet network. To address that need, Cimetrics offers a range of templatized protocol converters , the latest of which is our B6130. The B6130 acts as a Modbus to BACnet interface - taking Modbus register data and exposing it to BACnet, just as Cimetrics’ B6030 device. It also includes sample templates from the range of known meters so there is often no need to spend time choosing what registers to expose from each device. In addition the B6130 allows the users to create their own loadable templates to map a Modbus RTU or Modbus TCP device into BACnet/IP. B6130 includes examples of some Modbus devices templates to give first time user best practices when choosing names, units and descriptions. All BACnet objects are meaningfully named and standardized for easier reading and integration into Building Automation Systems.
Configuration steps include using a Windows tool to create a template (the tool has drop down menus for easier name creation and choosing units), specifying a meter's IP address (if it is a TCP/IP meter), specifying the device’s Modbus ID, and loading a template created/supplied with the tool. The configuration can be saved to a .csv file for record keeping and data analysis.
The B6130 provides an interface for data between Modbus RTU and/or Modbus TCP devices to BACnet/IP networks. The B6130 configuration is done over Ethernet through onboard web pages of the product and can therefore be managed from a remote location. The B6130 configuration is simple and the device is up and running in minutes.
Template creation steps include using the Windows tool to create templates (the tool has drop down menus for easier name creation and choosing units), specifying a device’s IP address (if it is TCP/IP device) and the device’s Modbus ID, and loading a template created/supplied with the tool.
Main feautures and benefits:
• Professional BACnet/IP connectivity• Interfaces to 2 Modbus RTU/TCP devices
• Easy to use tamplate builder Windows Utility
• Build-in web server with secure login• Status page for diagnostics• Easy & Informative naming convention• BACnet Device Object support
• Multi-vendor device support
B6030 can be mounted standalone, on a wall using wall bracket kit or on a DIN rail. It has one RS485 connector for connecting up to 2 Mobus devices and one Ethernet 10/100 RJ45 connector.