Burkert France, manufacturer of measurement, control and regulation systems for liquids and gases, is also recognized for its historical expertise in pneumatic solutions.
Unlike the past operation which involved the assembly of boxes in Germany, headquarters of the parent company of Bürkert Fluid Control Systems, the entire chain is now controlled in France, from the France headquarters in Alsace, in Triembach-au-Val.
The first boxes designed and assembled in France were recently installed in a drinking water treatment plant in central France on the operator's request.
Islands with various possible options, a whole chain of values has now been designed in France.
New AirLine type 8652 valve island to improve process reliability
Burkert presents its new AirLine valve island (type 8652) for control cabinets. Easy to install, its integrated monitoring and diagnostic functions improve process reliability.
Type 8652 has been designed for applications in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food and beverage industry as well as for use in water treatment applications. It provides users with adjustable monitoring and diagnostic functions that improve system availability and process reliability, while enabling preventive maintenance. A specially designed integrated display shows detailed information on site such as the current state of the switching operations of solenoid and process valves; it emits a message if the preset pressure thresholds are exceeded or displays errors such as cable breaks in clear text.
During development, special attention was also paid to its compact design. The 8652 solenoid valve island is significantly smaller than its predecessor and therefore adapts perfectly to compact control cabinets that can be placed close to process valves.
Increased system availability thanks to network redundancy
The solenoid valve island communicates via common industrial Ethernet or Profibus DP protocols. In closed ring topologies and Profinet IO communication, the MRP- ( Media Redundancy Protocol ) for high availability networks ensures that even switch or cable breaks can be compensated. This increases system availability and process reliability.
Process reliability thanks to pneumatic functions
Each valve is hot-swappable, which means it can be replaced during operation, without shutting down the system. As an added security, non-return valves are placed in the exhaust pipe. These prevent unintentional activation of valves caused by pressure surges and the resulting mixing of fluids. Therefore, a reliable process is also guaranteed on the pneumatic side.
Commissioned by EDIP
With this new valve island, Burkert is systematically expanding the new EDIP peripheral integration platform, which the company uses to equip its products for Industry 4.0. The EDIP platform brings together a large number of functions and compatible HMI devices that facilitate the integration of new devices into systems. Burkert also offers a free software program, the Communicator, which includes diagnostic functionality for monitoring operating data as well as alarm messages for custom parameters.
AirLine Field valve island type 8653 for process automation
The AirLine Field type 8653 valve island has been specially developed to meet the demands of process automation.
The new diagnostic functions on the LC display can be represented both in plain text and by symbols. This simplifies the assignment of the indicated messages and saves time during commissioning and during maintenance operations. A diagnostic message can also be sent to the control. This, in order to obtain a quick overview of the status of the installation. The hardware structure is optimized for mounting close to the actuator.
An intelligent mounting system allows mounting in a very large number of positions. Simple mounting on the top hat rail is also possible. In addition, important pneumatic functions guarantee high process reliability.
Non-return valves in the air exhaust ducts, for example, prevent unwanted triggering due to the occurrence of pressure peaks.
• Compact design
• Simple diagnostics on LC display
• Process safety thanks to pneumatic functions
• Optimized for field mounting
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