Transmission of water, electricity, heat and gas meter readings

operational area | usage

  • Waterworks
  • Inline meters
  • Raised tank
  • Pumping stations
  • Wastewater treatment plants (Mittweida wastewater treatment plant)
  • Heat supply (Heide wastewater treatment plant)

product description

With the combination of established M-Bus standard and the promising OPC-UA communication, up to 80 meters of all kinds of different manufacturers can be read out simultaneously, and maximum 40 meters in the standard configuration, and transmitted reliably to the control system. At the same time it is possible to operate a large number of meter and topology types simultaneously with a Beckhoff control.

constructional features

  • Meter readings are read out by means of M-Bus
  • Data provision via OPC-UA
  • Manufacturer-independent
  • Up to 40 devices at one M-Bus terminal
  • Automatic configuration
  • Star, tree and linear structure possible


  • M-Bus connection protected against polarity reversal
  • Easy configuration
  • Support for more than 80 different meters
  • Transmission of the absolute meter reading, no pulse evaluation
  • Up to 4 km cable length possible


Datasheet M-BUS & OPC-UA

contact person

Axel Marx
Managing Director wks Automation GmbH


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