Smart Sensor Delivers Continuous Feedback

The MVQ smart valve sensor from ifm electronic provides continuous feedback and essential diagnostics to help plant operators ensure optimum process performance. The sensor provides all-round position visibility with a bright, multi-colored LED indication.

 

If used as a standard sensor, the MVQ will provide three switched signals for the valve position. However, thanks to the integrated IO-Link interface the sensor becomes a real-time diagnostic device providing continuous real-time feedback, as opposed to a simple, less sophisticated valve position sensor.

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Resolution is 0.1º. In addition, the MVQ can measure the time taken for the valve to move, alerting operators to the possible need for maintenance.  Any end position of the valve and the size of the sensing range can also be set. Also, a third switch point can be selected, for example for three-way valves or for a diagnostic alarm. This flexible configuration is enabled with ifm application software, an LR device, or an inductive ‘teach button’.  More info abounds and awaits on the MVQ datasheet.

 

ifm electronic ltd.

Hampton, UK.

www.ifm.com

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