2020 | vol. 68 | nr. 3 | art. 1

Electronic Improvements made for Industrial Valve

Constantin NICOLESCU, Bogdan VĂRĂTICEANU, Adrian STOICESCU, Cristian NECHIFOR
Abstract
The paper puts in perspective the aspects of classic valve construction and the use of off-the-shelf products in order to improve the valve’s features in terms of user interface, valve status in operating conditions and control interface to classic standardized communication protocols, such as EtherCAT®, ProfiBUS®. Because the resulting products are meant to be functional prototypes, most parts used for implementing new features will not be fully developed as for a sellable product, but only to the stage of proof-of-concept. To fully develop the used equipment will imply a dedicated study, which would allow the shift from general purpose use development boards and breakout sensor boards to application-specific equipment designed for assembly line manufacturing. The same study includes the use of Internet-of-Things in industrial environment and will be the subject of separate and dedicated article. The paper only mentions the possibilities and ways of achieving future design ideas.
Keywords: Optical limit switches, position feedback, temperature and humidity data, redundancy communication protocol, devices fault signalling
To cite this article: NICOLESCU C., VĂRĂTICEANU B, STOICESCU A., NECHIFOR C., “Electronic improvements made for industrial valve”, in Electrotehnica, Electronica, Automatica (EEA), 2020, vol. 68, no. 3, pp. 05-12, ISSN 1582-5175.
https://doi.org/10.46904/eea.20.68.3.1108001

 

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