Geiger Solidline Air

Instructions for commissioning the Geiger SolidLine Air
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Installation Instructions

Mounting instructions of the Geiger Solidline Air.

The required engine torque can be calculated as follows:
Torque = 0.6 x blind weight

As an example:

  • Blinds weighing 16.5kg require 10Nm torque
  • Blinds weighing 33.0kg require 20Nm torque

Commissioning

In order for the Geiger SolidLine Air to be programmed, it must first be put in to learning mode.

Initial start-up:

When the power is turned on, the learning mode is automatically started for 30 minutes.

Re-learning process:

Exactly as in inital start up: Briefly disconnect the power supply, after power is restored, the device will be in learning mode for 30 minutes.
To turn on the Air Monitor, click to the Air Base Extension and then activate the checkbox " Air Monitor " .
 
 
 
By clicking on "Start search" all devices in learn mode will be listed.
 
 
 

Now select the specific device , enter a name and click on " create device " .
 
 

 

The device will now be listed in the periphery tree. The following inputs and outputs are available in the configuration:

 

Motor position status 
Analogue Input
Current position of shading ( is updated always after completion of the motion ) Range: 0.000 (open) to 1.000 (closed)
Motor position
Analogue Output
Desired target position of the shading region: 0.000 ( fully open ) to 1.000 (Fully open) , -1 = Stop
This output is not used with the automatic blinds block .
Command output
Analogue Output
This output is used with the automatic blinds block.
Motor in motion Digital Input
A = motor in motion.
Motor blocked
Digital Input A - Motor stopped.
Obstruction detected Digital Input A - Obstruction detected.
Set CW Digital Output
Sets rotation of motor clockwise.
set CCW Digital Output
Sets rotation of motor counter-clockwise.
Check Position Digital Output
A pulse on this output polls the current position of the motor. This updates the analgue input for motor position.
Set end stops
Digital Output
Output for learning  the end positions
 
 
In the Device properties it is possible to determine what type of blinds/curtains are being used.
 
 

Setting End Positions

After the motor has been connected and learnt in, the end positions have to be set to ensure correct opperation.

Depending on the installation position of the tubular motor the direction of rotation may be different to drive the blinds up / down. For this reason the outputs are labled CW and CCW (clockwise and counter clockwise), when learning the end positions the blinds should initially be put in a central position, so that they can be driven in either direction without encountering an obstacle and potentially damaging the blinds.

To configure the end stops 3 digital outputs have to be used. These are: 'Set CW' or 'Set CCW' and 'Set End Stops'.

To trigger them add 3 virtual inputs and by ticking then "Use" checkbox in the properties of each ensure they are shown on the user interface. If unsure please refer to further infomration about virtual inputs here . Connect the inputs wto the outputs, as shown in the screenshot.

Now save the program in the Miniserver and connect to it with the Loxone App. Using the virtual inputs you can now adjust the end positions.

It is important to note that the bottom end position must be set first, then the top one. 

Each end position can be learned in either using torque detection in the motor or manually. For using the torque detection simply use the your "Drive CW" or "Drive CCW" inputs on the App to drive the blind so it goes past the end position, i.e. starts to touch the bottom of the window or is pulled all the way to the top. The motor will use the change in torque to detect this and set the end stop. 

If you do not want to rely on the torque detection or want to ensure the the blinds never touch anything when in the end position, then move the motor using the "Drive CW" or "Drive CCW" to the desired position and briefly press the "Set Endstops" button to store the end stop. Please remeber the lower end position has to be set first, then the upper one. 

The motor confirms the learning of the lower end position with a two clicks (i.e. click-click). You can now repeat the process for the upper end position. The learning of this is confirmed with 4 clicks (i.e. click-click-click-click). You have 2 minutes to move the motor between then lower positon and the upper position. If you do not learn in the upper end position within 2 minutes the learning is aborted and the previously stored values are restored. The motor will notify you with this with 5 clicks (i.e. click-click-click-click-click).

Once the end positions have been set the outputs "Set CW" and "Set CCW" are without any further function.  

If you want to learn the end positions in anew, then you can do as follows:

  1. Remove motor from power for 10 seconds and then power up again.
  2. Press and hold the "Set Endstops" button in your app for at least 5 seconds. (You can do this within 30 minutes of powering up the motor
  3. You can now adjust the motor again using the "Set CW" and "Set CCW" outputs. 

 

Please note that on delivery no end positions are set in the motor.

Programming in Loxone Config

Within the configurator use the solidline air with the automatic blinds block.
 
The only output required is AQpp connected to the command output of your solidline air. All necessary information is sent to the blind via this output. What appears in the app can be defined using the T parameter in the automatic blinds block. i.e. curtains, blinds or shutters. More information about the automatic blinds program block can be found here.
 

Replacing a Unit

Replacing a device can be done easily through the air monitor in loxone config.

Install new device and connect power, then search for the air device which should now be in learn mode (See commissioning). Click on the device in the search results, select the device which needs replacing in drop down menu and cluck 'replace device'.
 
Ensure this is now saved in to the miniserver.

Update

Updates of air devices are performed automatically in the background. These do not hinder normal operation. If the miniserver or airbase extension is rebooted during the update, the whole process will be restarted.

The update may take up to an hour to complete.
 
The version of the device can be checked with the 'device status' button. If the version number is highlighted green - no update is required.
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