BACnet/IP Fieldbus system

What is BACnet/IP?

BACnet (Building Automation and Control network) is a manufacturer-independent protocol that is used for building automation. BACnet enables communication between devices from different manufacturers without special interface adaptations. The high level of interoperability due to standardized, detailed rules and structures for communication exchange is the most important advantage over other communication protocols in the building automation sector. BACnet is often used when it comes to networking smart buildings.

BACnet/IP Gateways

ASi BACnet/IP Gateway

The ASi-3 BACnet/IP gateway in stainless steel provides an interface for a BACnet/IP fieldbus. All gateways also have an Ethernet diagnostic interface for convenient diagnostics. They also include an OPC UA server, which can be used to transfer all process data and additional information to the IT world. One product variant offers data decoupling integrated in the gateway.All gateways also have an Ethernet diagnostic interface for convenient diagnostics. They also include an OPC UA server, which can be used to transfer all process data and additional information to the IT world. One product variant offers data decoupling integrated in the gateway.

BACnet/IP ASi

Figure Model

Communication interface between fieldbus and gateway:

interfaces for standardized fieldbus systems in industrial automation. Bihl+Wiedemann offers a wide range of gateways for common fieldbus interfaces:

 

  • PROFIBUS
  • PROFINET
  • EtherNet/IP+ Modbus TCP
  • BACnet/IP
  • DeviceNet
  • ControlLogix
  • Compact-/MicroLogix
  • EtherCat
  • POWERLINK
  • CC-Link
  • CANopen
  • RS 485 Modbus
  • OPC UA server

 

Fieldbus interface

The device communicates via the standard ASi-3 and/or ASi-5.

ASi-5/ASi-3
Standard devices

"Single Master":

1 ASi network, 1 ASi-5/ASi-3 Master.

1 ASi network, 1 ASi-3 Master.

"Double Master":

2 ASi networks, 2 ASi-5/ASi-3 Masters.

2 ASi networks, 2 ASi-3 Masters.

Safety devices

"Single Master" :

1 ASi network, 1 ASi-5/ASi-3 Master.

1 ASi network, 1 ASi-3 Master.

"Double Master" :

2 ASi networks, 2 ASi-5/ASi-3 Masters.

2 ASi networks, 2 ASi-3 Masters.

"Optional ASi Safety coupling circuit" :
2 ASi networks, 1 ASi-3 Master.

Number of ASi networks, number of ASi Master

" yes, max. 4 A/ASi network ":

Data decoupling integrated in the gateway. Cost-effective power for 2 ASi networks with 1 power supply (optionally supply of multiple Single Gateways by 1 power supply).

Operation with short cable lengths with standard 24 V power supply possible.


" yes, max. 8 A/ASi network ":

Data decoupling integrated in the gateway. Cost-effective power for 2 ASi networks with 1 power supply (optionally supply of multiple Single Gateways by 1 power supply).

Operation with short cable lengths with standard 24 V power supply possible.


"yes, optimized for 2 x NEC class 2 power supplies"

Data decoupling integrated in the gateway. Optimized for use with 2 x UL certified 30 V/3 A power supplies with power limitation <100 W (BW4223). In combination 2 separate NEC Class 2 compliant ASi circuits are created.


"no, max. 8 A/ASi network, redundant supply ":

1 ASi power supply per ASi network. Gateway is powered in normal operation from one of the two ASi power supplies.

Should one ASi power supply fail, switching to the other ASi power supply allows all the diagnostics functions to be maintained and the unaffected ASi network continues to operate.


" no, max. 8 A/ASi network ":

1 ASi power supply per ASi network.

Integrated decoupling, ASi current measurement in the gateway

Access to ASi master and safety monitor via own software from Bihl+Wiedemann using the diagnostic interface (e.g. USB, RJ45, RS232). For certain devices with Ethernet-based fieldbus (PROFINET, EtherNet/IP), there is also the option of diagnostics and configuration directly via the fieldbus interface.

 

The latest version of the device description file of the gateway/gateway with integrated safety monitor (GSD, GSDML, EDS, etc.) is available in the "Downloads" section of the respective device.

Diagnostic and configuration interface

Detects whether the same address has been assigned to two ASi nodes. Frequent error when using a handheld addressing device.

Recognition of duplicate ASi addresses

Checks the ASi line for interference effects such as noise, external voltages, ...

ASi fault detector

Using a C-program offers the possibility to run mini-PLC functions with a gateway.

Programming in C
Article No.
BWU4778
Gateway
BACnet/IP, OPC UA
ASi-3 compatible
2 ASi networks, 2 ASi-3 Masters
yes, max. 8 A/ASi network
Ethernet fieldbus + Ethernet diagnostic
yes
yes
optional
BWU3356
Gateway
BACnet/IP, OPC UA
ASi-3 compatible
2 ASi networks, 2 ASi-3 Masters
no, max. 8 A/ASi network, redundant supply
Ethernet fieldbus + Ethernet diagnostic
yes
yes
optional

 

 

Safety, BACnet/IP ASi Gateways with integrated Safety Monitor

The certified ASi gateways with integrated safety monitor are available in different versions with protection class IP20. All gateways feature the Safe Link technology, which makes it possible to connect different system components easily and flexibly. In addition, they all offer an OPC UA interface that transmits sensor data to the IT system.

Safety, BACnet/IP ASi Gateways with integrated Safety Monitors

  • Safety, BACnet/IP
Figure Model

Communication interface between fieldbus and gateway:

interfaces for standardized fieldbus systems in industrial automation. Bihl+Wiedemann offers a wide range of gateways for common fieldbus interfaces:

 

  • PROFIBUS
  • PROFINET
  • EtherNet/IP+ Modbus TCP
  • BACnet/IP
  • DeviceNet
  • ControlLogix
  • Compact-/MicroLogix
  • EtherCat
  • POWERLINK
  • CC-Link
  • CANopen
  • RS 485 Modbus
  • OPC UA server

 

Fieldbus interface

The device communicates via the standard ASi-3 and/or ASi-5.

ASi-5/ASi-3
Standard devices

"Single Master":

1 ASi network, 1 ASi-5/ASi-3 Master.

1 ASi network, 1 ASi-3 Master.

"Double Master":

2 ASi networks, 2 ASi-5/ASi-3 Masters.

2 ASi networks, 2 ASi-3 Masters.

Safety devices

"Single Master" :

1 ASi network, 1 ASi-5/ASi-3 Master.

1 ASi network, 1 ASi-3 Master.

"Double Master" :

2 ASi networks, 2 ASi-5/ASi-3 Masters.

2 ASi networks, 2 ASi-3 Masters.

"Optional ASi Safety coupling circuit" :
2 ASi networks, 1 ASi-3 Master.

Number of ASi networks, number of ASi Master

" yes, max. 4 A/ASi network ":

Data decoupling integrated in the gateway. Cost-effective power for 2 ASi networks with 1 power supply (optionally supply of multiple Single Gateways by 1 power supply).

Operation with short cable lengths with standard 24 V power supply possible.


" yes, max. 8 A/ASi network ":

Data decoupling integrated in the gateway. Cost-effective power for 2 ASi networks with 1 power supply (optionally supply of multiple Single Gateways by 1 power supply).

Operation with short cable lengths with standard 24 V power supply possible.


"yes, optimized for 2 x NEC class 2 power supplies"

Data decoupling integrated in the gateway. Optimized for use with 2 x UL certified 30 V/3 A power supplies with power limitation <100 W (BW4223). In combination 2 separate NEC Class 2 compliant ASi circuits are created.


"no, max. 8 A/ASi network, redundant supply ":

1 ASi power supply per ASi network. Gateway is powered in normal operation from one of the two ASi power supplies.

Should one ASi power supply fail, switching to the other ASi power supply allows all the diagnostics functions to be maintained and the unaffected ASi network continues to operate.


" no, max. 8 A/ASi network ":

1 ASi power supply per ASi network.

Integrated decoupling, ASi current measurement in the gateway

Access to ASi master and safety monitor via own software from Bihl+Wiedemann using the diagnostic interface (e.g. USB, RJ45, RS232). For certain devices with Ethernet-based fieldbus (PROFINET, EtherNet/IP), there is also the option of diagnostics and configuration directly via the fieldbus interface.

 

The latest version of the device description file of the gateway/gateway with integrated safety monitor (GSD, GSDML, EDS, etc.) is available in the "Downloads" section of the respective device.

Diagnostic and configuration interface
Safety communication Inputs Safety, SIL 3, Cat. 4 Outputs Safety, SIL 3, cat. 4

Detects whether the same address has been assigned to two ASi nodes. Frequent error when using a handheld addressing device.

Recognition of duplicate ASi addresses

Checks the ASi line for interference effects such as noise, external voltages, ...

ASi fault detector

Using a C-program offers the possibility to run mini-PLC functions with a gateway.

Programming in C
Article No.
BWU4780
Gateway with integrated Safety Monitor
BACnet/IP, OPC UA
ASi-3 compatible
2 ASi networks, 2 ASi-3 Masters
yes, max. 8 A/ASi network
Ethernet fieldbus + Ethernet diagnostic
Safe Link
3 x 2 channels
6 release circuits, 6 x electronic safe outputs
yes
yes
optional
BWU4001
Gateway with integrated Safety Monitor
BACnet/IP, OPC UA
ASi-3 compatible
2 ASi networks, 2 ASi-3 Masters
no, max. 8 A/ASi network, redundant supply
Ethernet fieldbus + Ethernet diagnostic
Safe Link
3 x 2 channels
6 release circuits, 6 x electronic safe outputs
yes
yes
optional

 

 

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