THE latest range of actuators from Schiebel includes the Smartcon, an integrated control system designed for the AB-Series actuators.
Commissioning of the Smartcon, including adjustments, is achieved via non-intrusive methods.
Features include adjustable speed and torque control, user selectable alarm levels, password protection to prevent unauthorised access, automatic phase sequence control, "smart" data logger, and multi-language graphic display to provide actuator status and valve position.
It also provides extensive calibration and diagnostic information.
LEDs are provided for quick visual indication of valve status as well as diagnostic warnings. For more efficient set-up of the actuator and to access more advanced settings, an infrared connection is provided.
The heart of the Smartcon is a RISC CPU controller to equip the actuator with the demanded flexibility and monitors the system to increase operating safety. All parameters are stored in a E2-PROM without the need for batteries.
Various additional features such as 4-20mA positioner can be upgraded by simply entering an actuator specific code.
The Schiebel range also includes a comprehensive selection of manual and motorised bevel, spur and worm gear operators.