As technology evolves and different industrial and manufacturing industries adopt it, automation is growing to become more important as time moves on. Automation can be found in many industries now, playing a huge role in processes and applications of all kinds. Building automation is just another that is benefitting from the evolution of technology and automation. So, what is building automation? Continue reading our helpful guide to find out.
What is building automation?
Building automation and control systems are often referred to as a building management system or a building control system. The main role of the system is to control a variety of electronic and mechanical systems throughout a building.
It’s a distributed system that integrates different types of systems together into one single system. Building control systems are mainly used to control the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) of a building, but can also be used to control lighting, security, and more.
Building automation provides a means for separate systems to communicate across platforms, providing more efficiency and ease of use.
Benefits of building automation
An efficient and dependable building automation and control system is extremely beneficial to the building it’s working for. Due to its ability to control so many aspects all at once, it creates a high efficiency for the user. Here is a list of the benefits of building automation:
- Building automation and control systems can control many systems at once, such as fire and flood safety, ventilation and security, thus reducing the chances of human error.
- It monitors the performance of various systems at once.
- Can provide fail-safe mechanisms to switch on or off when electronic or mechanical failures are spotted, which is incredibly important in potentially high-risk environments like a manufacturing plant.
- Improves the efficiency of the other systems.
- Building automation can also work as an energy management system, which reduces energy consumption and, subsequently, any expenses that other systems may involve.
- Extends the life cycle of a wide variety of utilities and components, which also helps with maintenance.
- Provides a consistent level of comfort for occupants and users.
- Building automation and control systems can monitor temperature, pressures, flows, and more, over various systems all at the same time.
Components of building automation
What are the components of building automation and a control system? You can find exactly what you’re looking for at Hitaltech. Here’s a list of the components we can supply for building automation and control systems:
- Enclosures – Hitaltech provides a range of high-quality enclosures, including DIN rail, wall and control panel enclosures. Many of our building control system enclosures are available ‘off-the-shelf’ or can be customised to meet your individual specifications. They’re tailor-made for HVAC, building automation and energy metering markets, featuring innovative ways to pack more features into smaller housings.
- Board-to-board flexible interconnect systems – Space is always a constraint in developing building automation products. Our connectors are ideal for small spaces and compact components. Our building control system solutions deliver safe, stable connections in a wide range of configurations.
- Flexible flat cables – We have highly flexible flat conductor connectors that are designed with safety and efficiency in mind. We have a wide range available, including CRIMP, SMD and FLL.
- Terminal Block Connectors – We have a wide range of available terminal blocks including plug and socket and screwless terminal blocks.
Building automation solutions at Hitaltech
At Hitaltech, we pride ourselves on our ability to supply an array of tailored, connected components for building automation solutions, industrial control, energy metering, HVAC and lighting applications.
Our building control systems are designed to meet the requirements of IIoT. Our exceptional enclosures, board-to-board interconnect systems, terminal blocks, and value-added services are sure to make product design and manufacture quick, efficient and successful.
If you’d like to speak to a qualified professional about your building automation needs, don’t hesitate to contact us at 01253 899910 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.