Threshold switch

With this program block you can prevent too frequent switching of pumps etc by using hysteresis

Loxone Musterkoffer

Functions

First connect an analogue sensor to the input AI. If this analogue sensor value is below the value of the parameter Von then the output Q is on. Q remains on until the analogue value has risen above the value of parameter Voff. 

This can prevent frequent switching on/off which can damage pumps etc. The range between Von and Voff is called hysteresis or the deadband.

Example

In this example the pump would be turned on when the water level is less than 5 (switch on Von). The pump will then stay on until the water level has risen to a value of 8 (switch off Voff), and then the output will be turned off. 

In this example, the pump would be turned on when the level is less than 5 (from). The pump then stays on until the analog value has risen to a value of 8 (V off) and then turns off again.

More uses:
Heating control, flow control, climate control.