However, this is standard practice
for maintenance engineers servicing
brewing plants – not to mention every
food and beverage processing plant in
German sensing technology leader ifm
electronic has developed and launched
a unique, cost effective solution to this
100-year-old problem…the SMART
MVQ valve actuator position feedback
sensor, which is designed specifically
for quarter turn butterfly and ball
valves. This sensor is easily retro-fitted
10 AUGUST 2018
to any common actuator, complying
with VDI/E 3845 standard.
MVQ provides critical performance
information to plant operators in the
form of a programmable digital signal,
• If the seal material is worn or leaks
• If the valve is blocked by hard
• A switching cycle count – life expectancy
• LED visual indication of the valve
ifm have the most comprehensive range of
digital sensors and smart connection technology,
available today, ex-stock NZ!
Our IP69k, IO-Link (Smart) technology is used
in the most advanced F&B plants, globally.
German quality - supported by local engineers.
Interested to know more? Give us a call.
on ifm products
Phone: 0800 289 436
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• Most importantly - if the valve is
okay, and does not need servicing!
Time and material costs are saved,
and plant uptime continues to perform
without unnecessary shut-downs…
or worse, unforeseen emergency
stoppages. By listening to advanced
diagnostics coming from your valves,
maintenance may be planned well
in advance of a failure. The savings
to the process industry is potentially
Please contact ifm ph 0800 289 436,
or check out www.ifm.com/nz
for more information.
A large brewery typically replaces more than 2000 valve
seals during an annual maintenance shut-down. It’s time-
consuming, extremely wasteful, expensive in staff time
and lost production – but it’s also now unnecessary!