Control tops

FLOWVENT Control top

GEA's state-of-the-art control top technology means you can set-up each installed GEA FLOWVENT valve unit automatically within seconds, even without special training.

Valve automation for increased process reliability, efficiency and flexibility:

GEA’s hygienic valve technology sets the standards for reliable, safe and permanently efficient liquid processes. Leading-edge control and automation options enable operators to achieve optimum control and monitoring of the valve – thereby realizing state-of-the-art, highly flexible operating and automation concepts.

Safely & exactly executed process with GEA FLOWVENT Control tops

The degree of automation in production systems in the food, dairy, pharma and beverage industries is ever on the rise. The combination of the control top on every GEA FLOWVENT valve unit and the plant’s Process Logic Controller (PLC) ensures that all valve functions in the process line are monitored and optimized to ensure exact processing operations and results.
The state-of-the-art GEA FLOWVENT Control top receives and processes digital electronic signals from the PLC for opening and closing the valve. The commands are translated from the control top to the valve via control air. The built-in digital circuits detect the opened and closed position of the valve by means of a self-adjusting path measuring system which provides two feedback signals at any time. The control tops are available with 24VDC & AS-interface communication, offering resistance against vibration (10 g).

  • Standardized M12 connection (optional with cable gland and spring-loaded-terminals)
  • Self-learning of opened & closed valve position

Faster and simpler valve setup

GEA's state-of-the-art control top technology means you can set-up each installed GEA FLOWVENT valve unit automatically within seconds, even without special training.

Technical data

Position detectionPath measuring system
Housing materialPA12
Ambient temperature-20 to +60° C

Air supply
Pressure range2 to 8 bar
Standardacc. to ISO 8573-1:2010
Solid contentQuality class 6
Water contentQuality class 4
Oil contentQuality class 3
Dimensions of air connectionsMetric 6/4 mm
Protection classIP66/67
Sound pressure level via exhaust air throttleMax. 72 dB
VisualizationLED (green, yellow, red)
Available communication types24 VDC and AS-Interface

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