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Intelligent valve positioner designed for hygienic process environments

05 July 2013

The new intelligent Positioner TopControl BASIC, Type 8694 from Bürkert is specifically designed for applications in hygienic process environments; with a compact design, it is optimised for integrated mounting on the Element and Classic valves ranges as well as 3rd party process valves.

The stainless steel housing features IP ratings up to IP67 and chemically resistant materials for use in food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.

Installation of the new valve positioner is made simple through the Process TUNE function and integral DIP switches which are used to set up the close tight function, select characteristic curves, select manual/automatic operation and use binary input to control valve activation.

The indexing of the valve position is performed by a contact-free analogue position sensor, which recognises and saves the valve end position through the Teach function when starting up. Combined with a remote setpoint adjustment feature using either the 4-20mA signal or through the AS-interface as well as manual actuation and high powered coloured status LEDs, the new valve positioner provides all the key features required in a modern process control system.