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The Cimetrics B6031, based on the Lantronix XPort, is a physically small BACnet/IP to 4 utility meter interface module that can be built into your product. It brings data from Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP meters to BACnet/IP networks. Configuration is done over Ethernet through onboard web pages, and can be managed from a remote location. The configuration is simple and the meter interface is up and running in minutes.
The B6031 has over 47 templates of well known BTU, steam or electric meters, from numerous manufacturers, where important registers are pre-mapped to BACnet objects. These permanently available meter templates can be selected during the setup procedure using a drop down menu.
Meter data exposed to the BACnet network includes, but is not limited to:
Power: 3.3VDC at 100-270 mA (idle to communication)
Weight: 9.6 grams (0.34 oz)
Material: Metal shell, thermoplastic case
Operating temperature range: Commercial, 0°C to +70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage temperature range: -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
Relative humidity (operating): 5% to 95% non-condensing
Non-operational shock: 500 g's
Non-operational vibration: 20 g's
Dimensions: 33.9 x 16.25 x 13.5mm (1.33 x 0.64 x 0.53 in) without pins and tabs
This module is an elongated Ethernet connector which contains a powerful microprocessor with all memory and software required to support connection to a state-of-the-art Building Automation System network. Design your circuit board so this module can fit in and connect to the serial port of your host microprocessor (TTL level RS232).
Most facilities which have a BACnet Building Automation System also have a large number of Modbus meters which need to be attached to the BACnet system. A B6030 can be used to accomplish this goal. A B6031 acts as a Modbus to BACnet interface - taking Modbus register data and exposing it to BACnet. There is no need to spend time picking and choosing registers to expose on each meter; the B6031 already has templates for more than 45 meters - templates where all important Modbus registers are mapped to BACnet objects. All BACnet objects are meaningfully named and standardized (units, functions) for easier reading and integration into Building Automation System.
Configuration steps include specifying a meter's IP address (if it is TCP/IP meter), meter Modbus ID and template. Configuration can be saved to a text file and then can be reloaded to the device or uploaded to a new device, thus significantly saving time. All the mapping data can be saved to a CSV file and can later be used for analyzing data.
Supported meters are:
Note: The B6031 communicates with meters using Modbus TCP or Modbus RTU. Additional hardware may be required in order for some meters listed above to be able to communicate with the B6031. Please contact us for details.
The documentation for the B6030 is the same as for the B6130.B6130 Data Sheet (384.47 kB)