ELCTRONICS: STONEL announced the availability of a new addition to the field-proven AXIOM series. The AXIOM series features integral valve monitoring with non-contact position sensing and discrete control capabilities for automated on/off valves.
The AXIOM® Expeditor (AMI80) allows standard discrete (open/closed) automated valves to be readily upgraded to offer expanded capabilities with intermediate control. Fill control, flow dampening, and thermal shock reduction are a few application examples where the Expeditor may improve process performance and prevent damage to equipment. No special pneumatic bleed pilots or air filtration systems are required with the AXIOM’s standard pneumatic solenoid technology.
Full open and closed cycling, as well as intermediate control, is achieved using the Expeditor’s simple operation and control system integration. A standard discrete 24V dc output is used for the On/Off solenoid operation and a 4-20mA analog input is used for intermediate control. Valve position monitoring is performed via a standard 4-20mA input circuit so exact valve position may be observed at all times.
Calibration may be performed quickly and easily using the AXIOM Expeditor’s push button control. The unit is set up by following a few simple on-board instructions and may be completed in a matter of seconds!
With expanded control and monitoring capabilities, the AXIOM Expeditor offers unparalleled value in batch processing applications.
-Edited by Kelsey Anderson