TAC Andover Continuum Product Line
The Complete Network-based Integrated Facility Management System
The Continuum system with its sleek, high-powered modular controllers, Windows® front-end workstations, and "open system" architecture allows
seamless integration with existing enterprise networks and third party systems.
The Continuum system supports 4 million nodes, and, with the built in Flash
memory, modules can download product upgrades instantly over the Net.
Controller sequencing flexibility is accomplished by TAC's patented
Plain English programming language which permits the creation of fully
customizable sequences that allow you to control your building-your way.
Continuum's "open database connectivity (ODBC)" allows you
to store facility information on your existing database of choice. With
Ethernet, you can share data seamlessly across your network.
TAC Andover Continuum Infinet II Family
TAC has released
the new Infinet II family of stand-alone controllers. All units operate
on TAC's existing Infinet peer-to-peer RS-485 network and are backward
compatible to the company's existing Infinity and Continuum® control
The application code and operating system are now stored in non-volatile
Flash memory. This eliminates any chance of program loss during power
failure, and allows software upgrades to be delivered directly over the
network eliminating time consuming EPROM change-outs in the field. Battery
backup is provided to protect runtime information. The CPU has been upgraded
to a 40 mHz 32-bit processor for faster scans and quicker responses to
application needs. The units have 128 K or more of program memory for
extended critical data point logging and trending, which are stored locally
in each controller for greater reliability. The sleek module design allows
quick installation in the most demanding retrofit projects, and easy access
via a local service port eases time consuming trouble shooting. The terminal
block provides easy wiring to controllers in tight enclosures
Andover Controls Infinity Product Line (No longer in production)
Facility Control Systems
Andover was a pioneer in the 1980's developing direct digital control
of automated processes with the AC256 family of controllers. The AC256,
which used the ArcNet protocol, seamlessly evolved to the high speed,
Ethernet networking capability of the Infinity family of stand-alone controllers.
Alarm controls registered on the SX 8000 file servers/work stations with
blazing speed from the CX 9000 series of controllers over an EnergyNet
background Bus or Infinet Field Bus.
EnergyNet supported up to 16 workstations, while the CMX Communications
module handled smaller facilities with as few as 4 input/output nodes.
All controllers could be modified from laptop computers or dial-in modem.
AC Tech Product Line
Tech has been a leader in furnishing drives which satisfy the needs of
industrial facilities, OEM machines and commercial HVAC installations.
AC Tech has pioneered developments such as 575 VAC models, totally enclosed
NEMA 4 drives, plain English programming, and the use of intelligent power
modules (IPMs). AC Technology's products consist of the most comprehensive
line of VFD's in the world. The present product line offers the widest
variety of voltages and enclosures within its fractional through 250 horsepower
Belimo Product Line
specializes in damper actuator and control valve technology, the company
provides outstanding customer service. Technical support, training, ready
product availability, and liberal warranty policies have made Belimo a
valuable partner for its customers. Belimo set the standard for user-friendly
damper actuators with features such as the universal clamp, pre-wired
electrical connections, overload protection, the control reversing switch,
and more. Improvements to basic actuator electronics mark the history