Hinwil, Switzerland, 8 May 2018: Belimo, a manufacturer of electrical actuator and valve solutions, has launched new butterfly valves and actuators, the company announced in a Press communiqué.
The butterfly valves and actuators were developed together, match with each other and remain maintenance-free throughout their entire lifecycle, the communiqué said. The butterfly valves can be used universally, as tight-closing two-way and three-way valves for open-close, change-over and control applications (as mixing and diverting valves), the communiqué further said. The energy-efficient and multifunctional actuators guarantee this flexibility, the communiqué added.
According to Belimo, all actuators are fitted with Near Field Communication (NFC). This allows the actuators to be started up in a matter of minutes, via a smartphone, using the Belimo Assistant app, the communiqué said. They are also very easy to parameterise, and their operating states can also be displayed in this manner, the communiqué added.
Belimo has also succeeded in reducing the torque requirement of the butterfly valves and the power consumption of the actuator, the communiqué said. Energy demand can be cut by up to 80% with the new butterfly valve and actuator combination, the communiqué further said.
According to Belimo, two further highlights of the butterfly valve and actuator combination are the position indicator and smart heating in the actuator. The position of the butterfly valve can be seen from a distance thanks to the flexible position indicator, the communiqué said. The smart heating prevents condensation inside the actuator, the communiqué further said. Thanks to an integrated temperature and humidity sensor, the intelligent heating only switches on when actually required by the application, the communiqué added.
The communiqué said the latest Belimo technology for butterfly valves and actuators is the most energy-efficient and reliable solution in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning sector. The communiqué added that the main focus of the product series is the simplicity of its installation, the flexibility of its application and its durability.