The Hörmann KNX Gateway
A cooperation between Insta and Hörmann KG
Smart building systems, such as KNX, have long been standard in commercial applications. But the digitalisation and networking of the home is also becoming increasingly popular in private residential construction. Many builders or modernisers want convenient as well as secure control and monitoring of their gate and door systems.
Easy connection to the smart building system using a KNX gateway
The fourth generation of Hörmann garage door operators is equipped with a communication interface (HCP bus) integrated as standard. Via the HCP bus, the garage door operator is connected to various home automation systems with the help of a radio module or a system cable. Until now, however, Hörmann operators were not compatible with the KNX smart building system. For this reason, the door manufacturer decided to develop a KNX gateway so that the operators could also be connected to KNX. Hörmann commissioned Insta GmbH to develop the KNX gateway due to its expertise in the field of KNX. The already integrated communication interface, the HCP bus, lent itself to the connection to the KNX gateway. The KNX gateway was designed as a small module so that it could be integrated in the module shaft of the drive via a plug connection.
The Hörmann KNX gateway
In close cooperation with Hörmann, Insta GmbH designed a powerful KNX gateway that can be easily connected to Hörmann's fourth-generation garage door operators via a plug-in connection.
To ensure safe and quick commissioning and maintenance, Insta also developed an ETS5 database for the gateway. This provides the installer with a preselection of the drive used in the parameter window of the ETS database. Via this preselection, the functions and status messages supported by the respective drive are automatically offered for further project planning.
Flexible and suitable for a wide range of applications
The Hörmann KNX gateway developed by Insta can be easily connected to a wide range of industrial door operators. In this way, door operators in commercial and industrial facilities can be easily integrated into existing KNX systems. But private users can also use the Hörmann KNX Gateway to easily monitor and control their garage door operators via their KNX system.
The KNX gateway described here was developed by Insta exclusively for Hörmann KG and is available through the known Hörmann sales channels.
The product database is available in the ETS online catalogue under "Hörmann KG sales company".
The Hörmann Group is Europe's No. 1 for doors and gates. In 36 specialised plants in Europe, North America and Asia, more than 6,000 employees develop and produce high-quality gates, doors, frames, operators and access control systems for private and commercial use. The headquarters of the globally active Hörmann Group is in the small Westphalian town of Steinhagen near Bielefeld. The company, which is still family-run, recently reported annual sales of more than 1 billion euros. Hörmann is represented by over 100 of its own sales offices in more than 40 countries and by sales partners in over 50 other countries.