New PLC Networked Valve Launched

New PLC Networked Valve Launched

Water treatment, manufacturing and industrial process plant operators now have more choice when connecting to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) with the launch of our new networked controlled actuated valve.

The new Actuator Network Module (ANMod) is operated via a communicator device contained within an IP66 rated protective casing. Our first ANMod device incorporates a Profibus Protocol slave communicator and, unlike other options available on the market, is a complete solution with the valve, actuator and communicator all supplied as one pre-programmed, pre-wired solution. This eliminates the need for any additional power supply, and minimises set-up and installation time.

We are always looking to bring true innovation to the market and ANMod incorporates a unique design, which positions the Profibus module in a separate housing outside the actuator, to ensure it is easy to maintain the valve and actuator without risk of damage to the Profibus module.

ANMod is compatible with a variety of PLCs that operate Profibus Protocol, with the new solution supporting Profibus DP V0 and V1. Partnering with HMS Industrial Networks AB, global market leaders in networking technology, we have ensured customers will benefit from the matched quality, reliability and proven performance Durapipe and HMS are known for.

As the most frequently used valves within industrial control networks and the water utility sector, a selection of Durapipe VKD and TKD ball valves can be utilised with ANMod. Durapipe VKD and L and T port TKD valves, in any configuration of size, material, flange and fail safe option, combined with a 110 – 230V AC or 24V AC/DC electric actuator, can be fitted with ANMod. Other network protocols, such as Profinet, CC-Link and Modbus are available on request.

Commenting on the new solution, Fraser Higgins, our Industrial Product Manager, said: “There is a lot of excitement within the business about this new product launch. With increasingly more industrial processes managed by a PLC, we wanted to ensure we offer a solution that offers genuine benefits to both the contractor and end client.

“We continually strive to innovate and every new product we introduce offers a specific solution to our customers’ needs. We have had lots of enquiries for a Profibus-enabled actuator and we are confident our solution will meet the varying needs of our customers in the industrial market.”

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