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