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Bürkert launches new valve island

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Bürkert has launched a new valve island for control cabinets, which the company claims boosts process reliability.

The new AirLINE (Type 8652) has been designed for use in pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and food and beverage applications, as well as in water treatment. According to a Bürkert statement, the new valve island offers users adjustable monitoring and diagnostic functions that improve system availability and process reliability while also enabling preventative maintenance.

An integrated display shows detailed on-site information such as the current switching statuses of the pilot and process valves, issues a message if pre-set pressure limit values are exceeded or displays errors such as cable breaks in plain text.

Communication

The Type 8652 valve island communicates via common industrial Ethernet protocols of PROFIBUS DP. In sealed ring topologies and PROFINET IO communication, the Media Redundancy Protocol ensures that even switch or cable breaks can be compensated for.

Bürkert is systematically expanding its new Efficient Device Integration Platform with the new pump, which the company is using to equip its products for Industry 4.0. The EDIP device platform includes numerous functions and adapted HMI devices that facilitate the integration of new devices into systems. The company’s free software, dubbed the Communicator, enables diagnostic functions such as monitoring of operating data as well as alarm messages for customer specific parameters.