New TIGRON actuators for demanding oil and gas industry
Building on AUMA’s more than 50 years of experience as a leading electric actuator manufacturer, TIGRON combines the high levels of explosion protection, robust design, ease of operation, and the latest trends in digitalisation.
TIGRON actuators are ATEX and IECEx certified for the highest gas group IIC, which includes the highly flammable hydrogen.
The actuators are designed to withstand the harshest environmental conditions, covering a particularly wide temperature range from –65 °C to +75 °C.
IP68 enclosure protection and AUMA’s extremely resistant powder coating protect effectively against tropical downpours, ocean spray and desert sandstorms.
For installation in hard-to-reach locations or where vibration is a problem, the controls can be mounted separately, up to 100 metres away from the actuator. TIGRON actuators will also be available in SIL versions.
The new actuators use the same high-quality mechanics and motors as AUMA’s SA and SAEx actuator ranges, which have a worldwide installed base of several hundred thousand devices.
Excellent usability is another feature of TIGRON actuators. Particularly striking are the large display and the robust Combi-Switch, which can be operated easily even when wearing gloves. An on-board commissioning assistant guides the operator safely through the setting procedure. TIGRON actuators provide non-intrusive setup without requiring additional tools for commissioning.
“Our new TIGRON is robust and reliable, easy to use, and a perfect match to all the requirements of the oil and gas industry,” says Kai Ewald, head of sales oil & gas at AUMA. “TIGRON actuators help plant operators enhance their efficiency and strengthen their market position. With TIGRON, they are well equipped for modern plant automation, today and tomorrow.”