Automatic Blinds Integrated

This block is used to automate your GEIGER and Internorm based blinds using a Loxone Smart Home system.

Basic functions
Basic programming
Automatic Shading
Parameters and Inputs

BASIC FUNCTIONS

You can implement blind control with the Automatic Blinds Integrated block.

In addition to the manual operation, a fully automated shading system is also integrated into the block. The aim of the automatic function is to assist in temperature control by blocking out sunlight to minimise solar gain and to also control brightness levels in the room alongside the lights.

There are a lot of functions that allow extra control with this block, at its core, it is very simple to use and to setup.

 

BASIC PROGRAMMING

Much like the Automated Blinds block, the Automatic Blinds Integrated has the same inputs and utilizes the same features. If you have a touch switch for blind control, you can utilize the Touch outputs via the T5 input on the block.

This allows you to control the blinds through the top left and bottom left corner buttons of the switch. If you do not have a Touch switch, you can control them through other digital inputs. For more information on how to do this please see that section on the Automatic blinds block.

Once this has been saved in, the blinds can then be operated via your switch or through the Loxone app.

You can allocate which blind motor is controlled by which block by using the “Assigned motor” drop down. This will drop down and allow you to pick from a list of learned in motors.

AUTOMATIC SHADING

In addition to the basic programming, the compass orientation of the window must now be specified with parameter in a bearing from north format (0/360 north, 90 east, 180 south and 270 west). This is required as the blinds will only shade if the Sun is within the shading period of the window. The Miniserver will figure this out with the location and time settings alongside parameter D. For some more information about this, see the section below on parameters.

Using the input AS to activate the automatic shading mode of the block. This is where you would connect the shading output from the Intelligent room controller so that when the room gets too hot the blinds close.

Finally, AD is the input that disables the blinds for the duration it is on for. This can be used for protecting external blinds for when windows are open, a contact breaks and then the blinds don’t go down to avoid damage, or when it is stormy outside, to stop them blowing around (referred to as Storm protection).

PARAMETERS AND INPUTS

Different motor types will provide different inputs. For example, the GEIGER SOLIDline motor Air will not have an AIl input because this is for slats and that motor is designed for roller blinds. On the other hand, the GEIGER GJ56 will have the AIl input, because that motor is designed for external Venetian blinds.

Icon Exclamation Mark LoxonePlease bear in mind that if you are adding a 3rd party blind motor to use with the automatic blinds integrated block, it will have all the inputs and outputs as it will not know whether or not the motor can control everything on a blind, so it will provide you with all of them.

INPUTS

Abbreviation Summary Description Unit Value Range
Tr Trigger Trigger for single button control. Digital 0/1
Up Trigger Up Blinds Up Digital 0/1
Dw Trigger Down Blinds Down Digital 0/1
Cu Complete up Single pulse opens blinds (on selected Automatic Blinds controllers) Digital 0/1
Cd Complete down Single pulse closes blinds (on selected Automatic Blinds controllers) Digital 0/1
S Shading Single pulse closes blinds and opens slats (on selected Automatic Blinds controllers). Second pulse stops action. Blinds come down completely and then drive back to put the slats horizontal Roller Blinds, Awnings and Curtains go directly to the Shading Position. Digital 0/1
AS Automatic shading Activates the automatic shading with a permanent on signal at the start of the shading period or a pulse during the shading period. Digital 0/1
AD Disable Automatic shading Automatic shading not allowed when ON Digital 0/1
AR Reenable automatic shading Pulse activates automatic shading again Digital 0/1
Sp Safety shutdown When ON initiates storm protection for example for storm or frost protection Move to safety shutdown position defined by parameter SO and lock blind controls to prevent accidental damage Digital 0/1
St Stop Single pulse stops movement of blinds Stops the blind and blocks any further operation (also applies to safety shutdown) Digital 0/1
AIp Position of blinds Position of the blinds % 0…100
AIl Position of slats Position of the slats % 0…100
T5 Combined button input Drive completely up or down using top left and bottom left buttons on T5 switch respectively May only be connected to the T5 input of a Touch Air, Remote Air or Touch Tree
Dis Disable When ON disables inputs (Up, Dw, Cu, Cd, S, T5) (child lock) Digital 0/1

Outputs

Abbreviation Summary Description Unit Value Range
AQp Position Blind Position (0 = Fully Open; 1 = Fully Closed)
AQl Slat position Analogue Output – Value indicating the position of the slats
Qm Blind in Motion Blinds in motion Digital 0/1
Qb Motor stuck Digital Output – ON when motor is stuck Digital 0/1
Qo Obstruction output Digital Output – ON when an obstruction has been detected Digital 0/1
Qa Digital Output – ON when automatic shading is active Digital 0/1
Qs Digital Output – ON when safety shutdown is active Digital 0/1
Ql Digital Output – ON when blinds are locked in position Lock is active as long as input St is ON Digital 0/1


Parameter D, DT and DTe

Parameter Function Description
D Direction The Window Is Facing Direction the window is facing regards to North. Is a compass bearing.
DT Orientation Tolerance Start Directional tolerance of incoming sunlight for automatic shading. The tolerance angle is given relative to the normal (shown on the above diagram).

A protruding part of the house may block sunlight from reaching the blinds at a certain time of day; the directional tolerance parameter lets you allow for this, and disables the automatic shading when there is no sunlight falling on the blinds.

DTe Orientation Tolerance End Directional tolerance in the other direction (see description for DT and the diagram above).

 

Parameters AZ, AT1 and AT2:

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A: start time, b: end time

parameter description unit value range
AT Tracking interval The tracking interval specifies how often the position of the slats is corrected by means of Sun positioning during active shading. Example: With a set value of 30, the blinds are moved every 30 minutes to prevent solar gain. min 30 min.
(Default)
AT1 Start time shift of the automatic shading at sunrise. The start time of the automatic shading is calculated using the sky direction (D) and the directional tolerance (DT). With the help of the start time offset, you can move the start time by the minutes entered on parameter AT1. Example: AT1 = 30 minutes – The shading starts 30 minutes after the calculated Sun entry. min 30 min.
(Default)
AT2 End time shift of the automatic shading at sunset. The end time of the automatic shading is calculated using the sky direction (D) and the directional tolerance (DTe). With the aid of the end time shift, you can move the start time by the minutes entered at parameter AT2. Example: AT2 = -30 minutes – The shading ends 30 minutes before the calculated setting of the Sun min -30 min.
(Default)

 

General programming of automatic blinds

Commissioning tubular motor Solid Line Air

Commissioning Internorm I-tec shading