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AUMA advancements in electric actuation
AUMA Riester GmbH & Co. KG
At the Valve World Expo 2012, AUMA highlights the advantages of the modular concept of its electric actuator design and presents advance news of latest actuation advancements.
Meeting wide ranging requirements for industrial valve automation, the flexibility of the AUMA solution means the company’s actuation technology meets the automation demands of industrial valves across a broad specification i.e. explosion or weather proof, with or without Fieldbus and catering for pipeline diameters from 100 millimetres to several metres.
The imminent launch of the AUMA SQ .2 part-turn actuator range in 2013 is announced, which will extend the company’s modular concept. The predecessor product, the SG, had an individual design. The new SQ.2 replaces this - based on a technical platform identical to one introduced by AUMA in 2010 for the SA.2
multi-turn actuator this is a significant advancement: sharing a modular design, the products harmonise and, as the SQ and SA devices are frequently installed together, this is highly beneficial for the customer. Installation, commissioning and operation are virtually the same which simplifies maintenance processes and spare parts procurement.
Commenting on the SQ.2 development, AUMA’s Technical Managing Director Henrik Newerla said:
“The new product introduction meets the increasing demands of our industrial valve customers. With a range between 50 Nm and 2,400 Nm, we double our torque capability compared with the predecessor series. Enhancements also include increased accuracy of control; availability of single phase and three phase options plus AC and DC motors. After qualification, these actuators will also be supplied in explosion-proof versions.”
Wireless installation advancements will also be highlighted on the AUMA booth. Electric actuators play a key role in the growing adoption of Wireless communication in process automation, particularly with regard to sensor technology. Ensuring that the company stays ahead of this trend, AUMA has invested heavily in R&D in this field and the first Wireless projects incorporating the company’s actuators will be implemented in 2013.
Alongside latest product initiatives, AUMA’s booth will provide a comprehensive overview of the company’s complete portfolio including quarter, part / multi-turn actuators and gearboxes in a range designed to meet the AUMA principle of providing electric actuator solutions for all industrial valve requirements.