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This block allows you to integrate your garage doors or gates into Loxone.

INTRODUCTION

The garage/gate block allows you to connect the motor outputs that drive your garage or gate to the block so that the gate can be controlled either through the user interface or by switches that you directly connect to the block as well.

It is also possible to trigger a separate Gate Controller.

The garage/gate block is shown on the user interface and there are different animations for the different types of doors that the block can be used with (garage doors, single gates, double gates, folding doors).

BASIC SETUP

First add the Garage / Gate function block to your program (“F5”-Key). By clicking on the block you can choose in the properties if you want to create your own gate controller or just trigger a separate gate controller.

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Direct:

Choose this option, if you create your own Loxone gate controller without any other controller. That means that the motor and the sensors are connected directly to the inputs and outputs of Loxone devices. A mutual locking of opening and closing is ensured by the program block. The outputs Qo (Open) and Qc (Close) will be activated for the respective duration.

Separate Controller:

Choose this option if your gate controller already exists and you want to integrate it into your Loxone system. The outputs QTr (open / close combined), Qo (Open) and Qc (Close) only output pulses . The locking is ensured by the external controller.

DIRECT: MINISERVER AS GATE CONTROLLER

If all the logic of the gate control is configured with Loxone, take a look on the programming example below. The open/close duration can be defined via the parameters To and Tc. End switches or light barriers are linked to the inputs of the program block. Moreover, there are different animations for the different gate types in the user interface which can be adjusted by parameter T.

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SEPARATE CONTROLLER: SINGLE TRIGGER INPUT

If a gate controller (which has only a single pushbutton input) is triggered by loxone, take a look on the programming example below. To get a correct animation, the open/close duration can be determined by the parameters To and Tc. In addition, the type of the gate can be adjusted by parameter T. Moreover, end switches or light barriers can be linked to the inputs of the program block.

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SEPARATE CONTROLLER: TWO TRIGGER INPUTS

If a gate controller (which has separate pushbutton inputs for open/close ) is triggered by loxone, take a look on the programming example below. To get a correct animation, the open/close duration can be determined by the parameters To and Tc. In addition, the type of the gate can be adjusted by parameter T. Moreover, end switches or light barriers can be linked to the inputs of the program block.

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OVERVIEW

Inputs

Description

TrTrigger inputInput for one button control:

If gate is not moving, an impulse on Tr will trigger:

  • Impulse on QTr
  • Impulse on Qo or Qc, depending on the previous moving direction (open and close are alternating)

 

If gate is moving, an impulse on Tr will trigger:

  • Impulse on QTr
  • Impulse on Qc (if gate is closing ) or Qo (if gate is opening)

 

IoOpenInput for opening:

If gate is fully closed, an impulse on Io will trigger:

  • Impulse on QTr
  • Impulse on Qo

 

If gate is moving, an impulse on Io will stop the gate and triggers:

  • Impulse on QTr
  • Impulse on Qc (if gate is closing ) or Qo (if gate is opening)

 

If gate is not moving, an impulse on Io will trigger:

  • Impulse on QTr (if previous moving direction was closing)
  • Three impulses on QTr (if previous moving direction was opening)
  • Pulse on Qo
IcCloseInput for closing:

If gate is fully opened, an impulse on Ic will trigger:

  • Impulse on QTr
  • Impulse on Qc

 

If gate is moving, an impulse on Ic will stop the gate and triggers:

  • Impulse on QTr
  • Impulse on Qc (if gate is closing ) or Qo (if gate is opening)

 

If gate is not moving, an impulse on Ic will trigger:

  • Impulse on QTr (if previous moving direction was opening)
  • Three impulses on QTr (if previous moving direction was closing)
  • Pulse on Qc

 

DoState openInput for end switch. Do = 1, if gate is fully open.
DcState closedInput for end switch. Dc = 1, if gate is fully closed.
StStopStops the motor driving in either direction
SoLight gate prevents openingConnect a light gate input here to prevent opening if triggered. Gate can be closed, but not opened when So = 1.
ScLight gate prevents closingConnect a light gate input here to prevent closing if triggered. Gate can be opened, but not closed when Sc = 1.
DisDisables inputsTr, Io and Ic are locked

Parameters

Description

RemanenceSets the function block to be remanent, e.g. return to the last known scene after a power cut
ToDuration openTime it takes for the gate/door to completely open (s)
TcDuration closeTime it takes for the gate/door to completely close (s)
ThPulse durationPulse duration of the outputs  QTr, Qo und Qc (s)
TlPause durationDuration between two pulses on QTrQo und Qc (s)
TIMotor lock timeDuration for the motor lock between direction changes (s)
THWarning light onDuration of on time for QI output (s)
TLWarning light offDuration of off time for QI output (s)
TType of animation0 = Garage door
1 = Single gate opening to the left
2 = Single gate opening to the right
3 = Double gate
4 = Folding door opening to the left
5 = Folding door opening to the right

Outputs

Description

QTr
Digital output
Combined pulse output for open/close
QoDigital outputConnect the motor open output here
QcDigital outputConnect the motor close output here
QaDigital outputOn when the motor is closing or opening
AQpPosition0 = Fully closed, 1 = Fully open
QIWarning lightConnect a warning light here, flash durations are adjusted with TH and TL