Features and benefits - Facility Explorer - LIT-1901108 - F4-CGE04060-0 - F4-CGE09090-0 - F4-CGE09090-0H - F4-CGM04060-0 - F4-CGM09090-0 - F4-CGM09090-0H - Field Device - F4-CGM General Purpose Application Controller

F4-CG General Purpose Application Controller Catalog Page

Facility Explorer
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F4-CGM General Purpose Application Controller
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Sleek and modern packaging and styling
Provides a modern, aesthetically pleasing industrial design.
Standard hardware and software platform
Uses a common hardware design throughout the family line to support standardized wiring practices and installation workflows. Also uses a common software design to support use of a single tool for control applications, commissioning, and troubleshooting to minimize technical training.
High memory capacity and fast processing power
Provides application engineers with the horsepower to meet sophisticated control requirements.
Auto-Tuned Control Loops
Proportional Adaptive Control (P-Adaptive) and Pattern Recognition Adaptive Control (PRAC) delivers continuous control loop tuning, which reduces commissioning time, eliminates change-of-season re-commissioning, and reduces wear and tear on actuators.
Standard BACnet protocol
Provides interoperability with other Building Automation System (BAS) products that use the widely accepted BACnet standard.
Models to support BACnet/IP and BACnet/SC communications
Provides higher speed communication with the Controller Configuration Tool (CCT) and improved bandwidth. BACnet/SC is a new protocol that provides a secure method of communication on IP networks. It uses standards widely accepted by the IT community thus eliminating many of the IT concerns.
Models to support wired BACnet MS/TP, ZFR wireless, and N2 with streamlined workflow
CGM controllers can support multiple communication protocols without the need to purchase a special model per protocol and without extra manual setup. If an application configured for N2 communication is loaded on the controller, it automatically communicates through N2. Controllers will otherwise default to MS/TP communication. If a ZFR Pro Wireless Field Bus Router is connected to the controller when the controller is initially powered on, it automatically enters wireless mode.
BACnet Testing Laboratories (BTL) listed and certified as BACnet Advanced Application Controllers (B-AAC)
Ensures openness and interoperability with other BTL-listed devices. BTL is a third-party agency, which validates that BAS vendor products meet the BACnet industry-standard protocol.
BACnet automatic discovery
Supports easy controller integration into a Facility Explorer (FX) BAS.
Device Security
Ensures device integrity while the system is rebooting and during normal operation. Embedded software in the CGE controller provides secure boot operation, firmware protection, secure communications, and secure firmware updates to comply with cyber security best practices.
FIPS 140-2 Level 1 compliance using FIPS validated components
CGE controllers are FIPS 140-2 Level 1 compliant using FIPS validated components. FIPS 140-2 is a U.S. government cyber security standard used to approve cryptographic modules and algorithms used for encryption. Assures operators that Facility Explorer uses leading cyber security techniques to help prevent unauthorized access to systems and data.
Wireless ZFR Pro support
Wireless ZFR Pro support provides a wireless alternative to hard-wired MS/TP networking, offering application flexibility and mobility with minimal disruption to building occupants, and also simplifies and speeds up replacements.
Integral real-time clock
An integral real-time clock, which enables the controllers to monitor and control schedules, calendars, and trends, and operate for extended periods of time as stand-alone controllers when offline from the FX system network.
Pluggable screw terminal blocks
Pluggable input/output wiring terminal blocks that can be removed from the controller provide electrical installers and field technicians the ability to quickly and easily install and service a controller without the need to disconnect and reconnect the input/output wiring.
Rotary switches for controller address/controller number
Easy-to-use rotary switches set the MS/TP address or controller number in for Ethernet controllers decimal format.
Universal Inputs and Configurable Outputs
Allows multiple signal options to provide input/output flexibility.
End-of-Line (EOL) switch in MS/TP equipment controllers
Enables equipment controllers to be terminating devices on the communications bus.
Default State for Input/Output wiring validation
Enables validation of the input and output terminals’ wiring without having to download an application file.
Background transfer coupled with enable/disable logic options in Controller Configuration Tool (CCT)
Saves field technicians’ time, enables productivity and minimizes equipment disruption, since the controllers are operating while file updates take place in the background and the application can be left disabled until the system is ready to run.
SA Bus device provisioning improvements
Saves field technicians time when commissioning SA Bus devices by enabling an equipment controller to transfer and apply firmware files to all the SA Bus devices (XPM, PCX, NS8000) connected to it.
Models with onboard display and navigation keypad
Provides an intuitive local interface for users to monitor point values and status, view alarms, view trends, override outputs, and adjust setpoints and parameters. The easy-to-use display provides the ability to quickly troubleshoot issues and restore control while being near the associated mechanical equipment.
Local Controller Display and the Mobile Access Portal (MAP) Support
Enable monitoring and commanding of I/O and configuration parameters.