New smart actuators for power plants

Louise Smyth

What do a fox and an electric valve actuator have in common? A lot, if the actuator is AUMA’s new Profox. Like its namesake, Profox is not only cunning and adaptable but also extremely hardy. Combining high performance with an excellent cost-benefit ratio, the new actuators are particularly suitable for CHPP as well as district cooling and heating applications requiring fast and precise positioning, flexibility and future-proof interfaces.

Built-in intelligence makes the actuators equally suited to open-close duty and modulating applications. Adjustable speed ensures fast and precise positioning. Operating costs are low, thanks to high mechanical efficiency and low standby consumption. Innovative diagnostics ensure the long-term availability and helps future-proof the actuators for IIoT applications.

Modular design ensures that the new actuators work with gate, butterfly, ball and globe valves. There are multi-turn versions for torques of 10-100Nm and part-turn versions delivering 32-600Nm. A linear actuator will follow soon.

The common communication protocols are supported. Compact design allows Profox actuators to fit tight spaces.

IP67 protection (IP68 optional) and AUMA’s corrosion protection ensure long life even under the toughest conditions, at temperatures from –30°C to 70°C.

The actuators are simple and easy to use, with rapid installation and commissioning via pushbuttons or an app. Actuator status is always clearly visible, even from a distance.

 

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