KNX consists of a twin-core bus line and bus-compatible installation devices such as sensors, actuators and system components, that are connected to it.
Actuators receive data telegrams and convert these e.g. into switching or dimming signals. Actuators are selected depending on the required application and consist of a bus coupler and an application module with the corresponding application program. The application programs are part of the Schneider Electric product database.
They are loaded into the devices together with the project design and commissioning software ETS via the serial interface of a PC and the bus.
For detailed information, please see "Technical Paper" under the "Downloads & Documents" for each product reference
At KNX all devices are connected to a common bus line (2 wires) which will be installed parallel to the mains circuit. Each device is mainly able to communicate with all the others. When a sensor is activated, the actuator carries out the desired orders and acts. All functions can be parameterised and extended constantly without damaging the building.
The KNX range from Schneider Electric offers:
- System components
- Binary inputs
- Movement detectors
- Environmental sensors
- Switch actuators
- Blind/switch actuators
- Dimming actuators/control units
- Control and display devices
- Room temperature control units
BenefitsKNX from Schneider Electric proposes one comprehensive system embedded in an international standard and many product solutions covering various technical branches with a maximum of flexibility, comfort, safety, and profitability especially for new buildings.
The idea behind KNX is as simple as it is ingenious. KNX combines all main building functions like lighting, heating, air-conditioning or shading into one intelligent system, which helps to lower operational costs resulting in considerable energy savings, to save installation time as well as to increase flexibility and adaptability to future developments.
KNX solutions from Schneider Electric address buildings as well as top-of-the-range residences :
- Office buildings
- Public buildings
- Shops and stores
- Luxury houses
KNX building control is one of the most effective options to reduce consumption and use energy efficiently. Particularly in office complexes, KNX proves its potential.