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Building Automation: Exploring Functional Devices' Innovative Solutions and Time-Saving Products

RIB® Intelligent Field Devices

Controls Central | November 2023

Introducing Functional Devices
Revolutionizing Building Automation Control

Controls Central is thrilled to feature Functional Devices in our product lineup. Why? Because this brand is synonymous with innovation, practicality, and the quest to create time-saving products that simplify the lives of controls companies and installers.


Functional Devices: The Name Behind Seamless Installation

From the conception of an idea to the final product on the shelf, Functional Devices has a singular vision - to save project time and money. Their products embody this philosophy, like the versatile relay compatible with a wide range of voltage or the centralized power supply designed for all low-voltage power requirements. Adding a low-voltage compartment ensures that control techs can focus on their task without fretting about line voltage interference.


Harness the Power of BACnet

To add another feather to their innovative cap, Functional Devices has embraced the power of BACnet. For buildings equipped with BACnet for Building Automation Controllers, Functional Devices offer relays and logic boards that seamlessly integrate into this network. This means reduced wiring, lower costs, and a quicker setup.

From the innovative BACnet relay (featuring an inbuilt Current Switch connection) for exhaust fan operations to the 12 Binary Inputs logic board - the range is designed to enhance your control system’s efficiency. And if the thought of overfilled conduits keeps you up at night, products like the relay boasting analog input and output will ensure you have sweet dreams, reducing wire usage and maximizing your controller’s I/O.


RIB Building Automation’s BACnet Products: Sleep Soundly

As an installer, challenges are part of the job. With RIB’s BACnet offerings from Functional Devices, some of these challenges become history. Instead of counting those ceiling popcorn pieces, dream about the possibilities these products offer.


Featured BACnet Products by Functional Devices


600 VA UPS Backup Power Control Center, BACnet MS/TP Network, 12” x 14” x 6” Metal Enclosure. Power Input Rating: 25mA @ 120Vac.


BACnet MS/TP Network Relay, 1 Binary Output, 2 Binary Inputs, 24 Vac/dc/120 Vac Power Input, UL Listed, Made in USA


BACnet MS/TP Network Relay Device with Binary Output Set Point, One Binary Output + Override, Two Binary Inputs, One Analog Input, 24 Vac/dc Power Input, NEMA 1 Housing


BACnet MS/TP Network Input Device, Twelve Binary Inputs (Voltage or Dry Contacts), 2.75" Track Mount


BACnet MS/TP Network Relay Device, One Binary Output, One Binary Input, 24Vac/dc/208-277Vac Power Input, NEMA 1 Housing


BACnet MS/TP Network Relay Device, One Binary Output, Two Binary Inputs (One Current Sensor Relay Load Sensing & One Dry Contact Binary Input), 24 Vac/dc/120 Vac Power Input, NEMA 1 Housing with Grey Lid


BACnet MS/TP Network Relay Device, One Binary Output, Two Binary Inputs (One Current Sensor Relay Load Sensing & One Dry Contact Binary Input), 24Vac/dc/120 Vac Power Input, 2.75" Track Mount


BACnet MS/TP Network Input Device, Twelve Binary Inputs (Voltage or Dry Contacts), Accumulators, 2.75" Track Mount


RIB® Intelligent Field Devices:

Consider the convenience of Functional Devices’ RIB® Intelligent Field Devices when your panel is running out of space for an additional I/O module. These devices offer a cost-effective solution for adding a few more control points or managing scattered points across the site. Designed to complement your existing setup, they work seamlessly with BACnet relays, ensuring efficient command transmission without the need for expensive multi-output controllers. Prepackaged for your convenience, these devices eliminate the need to source separate components and assemble them onsite. They are compatible with BACnet® and Modbus®.


Explore our comprehensive collection of “Intelligent Field Devices” and step into a world of limitless automation possibilities. Here at Controls Central, we’re more than just a supplier. We’re your partner in building a smarter, more efficient future.

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