Globe Valve Actuator Connects With BMS

The SmartX MG350V globe valve actuator maximizes efficiency at the application level.

The SmartX MG350V globe valve actuator maximizes efficiency at the application level.

Schneider Electric has announced the SmartX MG350V compact globe actuator, the company’s first SmartX control device. The SmartX MG350V globe valve actuator enables users to maximize efficiency at the application level.
 
Schneider Electric launched the SmartX MG350V Actuator to connect with a building management system (BMS) to enable increased building and energy efficiency, reduce energy consumption and lower operational costs. It provides facility managers with control functions such as a multi-color LED display that indicates the valve mode, valve position/movement and alarms. It also provides signals for valve blockage, loose linkage, lock of control signal, service and internal fault. Additional features of the actuator include a manual override that enables automatic release, stall protection throughout stroke and valve position indication.
 
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) can account for up to 40 percent of energy costs in a building. While there are many technologies and innovations assisting organizations in optimizing these energy costs such as building management systems (BMS), one area is often overlooked: control devices such as actuators, valves, thermostats, switches and sensors. These devices ensure optimal performance and efficiency of the BMS, and serve as the foundation of connected building management solutions.
 
The SmartX Actuator portfolio is the first of three building management product ranges, which also includes SmartX Controllers and SmartX Sensors, released by Schneider Electric to enable efficiency through integration, engineering, operation and service. The SmartX Actuator portfolio is designed to complement Schneider Electric’s SmartStruxure solution and SmartStruxure Lite solution, providing data to a BMS, with some devices providing direct environmental control. The actuators enable efficiency, support intelligence and offer HVAC control for a variety of applications, including variable air volume units, fan coil units, air handling units, chillers, boilers and district heating or cooling. These applications are found in a range of market segments, including healthcare, data centers, commercial buildings, education, retail and hospitality.
 
For installers, the actuator assembles to nine non-spring return globe valves and is available in four different models that provide options for timing, stroke, force and input and output signals. It is equipped with several features that lend to installation ease, including auto-calibration that scales the input signal to match the exact travel of the valve stem for control and commissioning. In addition, the actuator features DIPswitch setup for input signal and action and a field selectable feedback range. The SmartX MG350V standard model also has a removable terminal plug and cable entry and electrical connector.
 
The SmartX MG350V standard model actuator is available in the U.S. through EcoXpert channel partners and wholesalers. To learn more about Schneider Electric’s SmartX line of control devices, please visit the website or contact your local Schneider Electric representative.

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