It’s automatic – Digital valve control, developed to full advantage
As the degree of automation in modern production plants is increasing steadily with the rapid development towards Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things, digital control tops for process valves are moving into focus as indispensable key components of future process systems.
The new control top type GEA T.VIS® M-20 offers the entire range of modern control functions required in the majority of application points, plus additional advantages in terms of automated valve commissioning and efficient equipment management, second only to the top-class control top models from GEA.
With this new control top, the GEA T.VIS® family presents a compact, complete portfolio of control tops with consistent design principles for every GEA valve and area of application. The GEA T.VIS® A-15 control top is the specialist for the most demanding requirements and modes of operation, now perfectly supplemented by the GEA T.VIS® M-20 control top as the future-proof solution for all other applications.
Proven technology meets optimized functionality and easy handling
The T.VIS® M-20 offers many convincing efficiency advantages that were previously reserved for T.VIS® A-15 users.
Automatic quick SETUP in seconds
Air – Power – Go: A fully automatic, smart Quick SETUP function handles the commissioning of the valve including the self-learning initialization of feedback. All in a matter of seconds and without specially trained personnel, which means significant savings of time and labor during commissioning, also after every maintenance.
- Simplified commissioning without mechanical adjustment
- Automatic SETUP run – no personnel operation required
- Exchange of control top possible even under process conditions
Simplified equipment management thanks to standardized parts
Path measuring systems, solenoid valves, switching rods and connections are now designed uniformly for all GEA T.VIS® control tops. The resulting advantages for planning and spare parts logistics make it much easier to manage the process equipment, especially when any changes or extensions are planned later on.
- Identical pneumatic components for T.VIS® M-20 and T.VIS® A-15 control tops
- NO solenoid valve instead of NOT element
- Individual tolerance setting via dip switch
Reliable operation thanks to robust design and status check
Twice the vibration resistance of previous models, robust connections and spring-loaded terminals ensure perfect operational reliability of the GEA T.VIS® M-20 control top.
- Doubled vibration resistance (10 g according to IEC/EN 60068-2-6 and 27)
- M12 connections or spring-loaded terminals
- Highest protection class against humidity and dust as standard
- 360° status visualization and diagnosis via 3-color LED
Ideally equipped for the majority of applications
The T.VIS® M-20 is designed for the communication standards 24V DC and AS-Interface 3.0.
Two feedbacks and up to three solenoid valves are available to ensure secure valve control and monitoring operations.
The T.VIS® A-15 remains available in the GEA portfolio as the advanced state-of-the-art automation solution for highly demanding applications.