Camozzi introduce Series D valve island
Industry 4.0-ready valve island to simplify preventative maintenance in production processes
CAMOZZI Automation’s new Series D valve island, which is Industry 4.0-ready thanks to the company’s futuristic CoilVision innovation, represents the most flexible and versatile valve island in Camozzi’s extensive portfolio.
Series D’s CoilVision technology employs sophisticated diagnostics to monitor and predict the impact of wear on the efficiency of solenoid valve parts, alerting users to potential breakage and, in so doing, avoiding disruption and machine downtime.
CoilVision technology uses integrated electronics to constantly monitor the operating parameters of the solenoid driving the spool. This data, including power consumption and coil temperature, is automatically analysed and processed by software algorithms to determine the health status of the coils.
Results transmitted from the valve island to a PLC or through WLAN to an IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) gateway and on to the Cloud, can then be used in advance to predict a potential fault in a coil, before it can cause disruption.
In addition to the diagnostics being captured on a remote dashboard, the valve body also incorporates LEDs that give an accurate indication of health status to maintenance engineers.
Series D has a compact profile that allows it to be used in applications with limited installation space, without compromising flow rates. One of its key design objectives was to maximize configuration flexibility, giving it versality across many key sectors. An online configurator is available to help determine a unique part number and drawings for individual applications.
Currently available in a 10mm version, with 16mm and 25mm versions also under development, Series D will offer up to 2,000NI/min flow rates and a pressure range of –0.9 to 10bar, with 2.5 to 7 bar pilot.
Series D utilizes the expertise of Camozzi Digital; a new Camozzi Group company created to offer support to companies wanting to exploit digital innovation and the IIoT.
By using the technologies offered by Camozzi Digital, smart factories will be able to fully exploit the benefits of the digital management of production, through continuous optimization of the production process.