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Belimo designs new ‘smart zone valve’

The device comes with enhanced MP-Bus communication, company says

Danbury, Connecticut, 8 December 2019: Belimo Americas has designed a new smart zone valve in partnership with Automated Logic Corporation (ALC), the company said through a Press release. The intelligent valve, OptiPoint, is a customized Belimo ZoneTight valve with enhanced MP-Bus communication, the company said. Automated Logic required their next-generation Bus-connected valve assemblies provide superior performance with little effort to commission and operate in the field. Belimo said it was chosen for its commitment and dedication to innovate. The new smart valve offers seamless connectivity, reliability and communication to Automated Logic WebCTRL building automation system providing operators with access to valve performance data from anywhere at any time, the company said. The field-adjustable flow capacity setting helps technicians ensure the design requirements are met, the company added.

“Our entire range of solutions are constantly evolving and becoming smarter and more data rich,” said Daniel Caldwell, Belimo Key Account Manager. “Communicating and presenting these valuable digital assets is in high demand. By partnering with ALC, we worked together to create a technological bridge to their WebCTRL building automation system.”

According to the release, the OptiPoint valves – Belimo customized ZoneTight valves are available for both pressure-dependent and pressure-independent applications featuring a compact design for easy installation in tight spaces. The valve actuator provides fail open, fail close or fail in position to meet design requirements, the company said. Up to two valves can be connected, minimizing wiring and eliminating the need to use the controller’s physical I/O to manage the valve, the company said, adding that the actuators snap directly to the valve body allowing quick installation without the use of tools further reducing labor costs.

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