Solutions for Building Automation and Energy Savings
Today, buildings and building automation systems are critical assets of any business. And no one knows that better than us. Our systems deliver workplace comfort and energy savings by controlling HVAC, lighting, central plant and critical processes. Our software integrates environmental, energy, security and safety systems into powerful management tools. And our web-based technology provides building managers with global access to building performance information – any place at any time.
Automated Logic (ALC) has been the system of choice for HVAC applications of all types, many times going beyond the conventional to address the unconventional controls application.
From the smallest VAV box to campus-wide energy system, WebCTRL, our premier building automation system, has the speed, power, and flexibility to keep systems running at peak efficiencies.
These same qualities make ALC the system to use when there is something unique to accomplish.
As the central point of control, it is logical for the building automation system to incorporate and assume control of other building systems. Having dealt with over 100 different manufacturers, Automated Logic is the leader in third party integration.
Data Centers, noted for their mandatory uptime and critical control, depend on Automated Logic to control everything from mission critical switchgear and cooling to power quality metering and emergency generators.
When you combine the power of Automated Logic products with the ingenuity of our field offices, your building control and energy management options are virtually unlimited.
Automated Logic was an early adopter of the ASHRAE BACnet® protocol. Our controllers utilize the industry communication standard to deliver fast, powerful, and fully distributed control, which allows complete independence from any other system devices (i.e. central computer, master panel) in order to provide proper sequencing and trend gathering. This makes our system extremely robust. ALC has never subscribed to the "all eggs in one basket" or the "single point of failure" philosophy utilized by many in our industry that use a master building controller/multiple slave controller architecture. Our controllers have the intelligence where it's needed.
Ultimately, controllers are networked to make a system, delivering high speed response when you need it. The nature of our network using BACnet over Ethernet and ARCNET provides the highest speeds and responsiveness in the industry. The values to you: 1) no limits on the amount of trending you want to do, and 2) notification within seconds of any system activity.
EIKON®-LogicBuilder Graphic Programming
If you know controls and systems, you know our programming.
Our object oriented EIKON-LogicBuilder tool provides complete flexibility for any custom sequence you need. Whether you want to use set point calculations in a tricky sequence, or assemble the logic to manage a complex thermal storage plant, the flexibility is there.
Is your sequence a "one-off?" Play what-ifs to your heart's content with our simulation feature that allows you to take a sequence from start to finish, ensuring confidence and buy-in before its field application.
A popular aspect of our system with building engineers is the live, visual display of control logic, which uses real time operational data. This is an invaluable tool for optimizing or troubleshooting your system operations.
Recognized as the greatest opportunity to save energy, scheduling has to be intuitive and easy. The alternative is high energy bills and no control.
With the flexibility we deliver, a single schedule entry can:
Your opportunity to manage your energy costs is directly related to the scheduling tool that you have, and Automated Logic has proven for years that we deliver.
It's as easy to create a schedule for an entire campus as it is for a single room. Holidays, multi-level lighting, group schedules? No problem. No matter what your scheduling need is, we have you covered.
Load-based equipment control
Traditional control systems schedule primary equipment, no matter what conditions exist in the space being served. That means that many times, equipment runs unnecessarily, wasting energy.
The Automated Logic approach is to recognize occupied conditions in your building, and only bring on necessary equipment and provide conditioning for as long as those conditions exist. How does that work? For example:
The Automated Logic WebCTRL system is ideally suited for energy management in all types of building control applications.
For more information, visit our Energy Savings and Sustainable Operations section which is dedicated to our extensive capabilities in that area