A USB interface for the new SIPOS SEVEN actuator offers a number of advantages for electric actuation processes. Benefits reported by SIPOS Aktorik include enhanced data collection and set-up flexibility.
Offering simplified data collection and a storage device for documentation, the USB capability supports simplified plant management activity. The ability to manage process control set-up using either a laptop or USB battery enables the programming of actuator parameters without mains supply. Rapid, straightforward cloning of actuator settings is achieved via easy upload/download capabilities and time stamped event logging supports process optimisation.
Commenting on the introduction of a USB interface to SIPOS Aktorik’s stable of electric actuation solutions, R&D Manager Michael Molle said: “The idea of communicating with the actuator using a standard interface was important to me from the inception of the SIPOS SEVEN project. I am delighted to report that our USB interface has proved to be a real winner in a variety of situations. From commissioning through to operator handover, it is a valuable feature that supports the actuation industry, in particular the work of the contractor.”
The SIPOS SEVEN actuator offers a number of features including the USB interface to provide a product that enables designers, valve manufacturers and power plant operators to work more efficiently. The SIPOS 5 actuator continues to be supported.