Camozzi Automation has just introduced a 25mm version of its new Series D range of valve islands
Camozzi says that the new islands offer high versatility, allowing for expandable pneumatic and electrical functions in restricted spaces. They are said to be well suited to applications that demand high flow rates with a durable and compact design: the 25mm Size 4 valve has a 2000 Nl/min flow rate and is available in both multipole and fieldbus versions.
Constructed entirely of aluminium to aid use industrial environments with harsh conditions, Camozzi’s Size 4 shares the same structure and technical detail as the rest of its Series D Family and is also Industry 4.0 ready thanks to Camozzi’s sophisticated CoilVision technology. CoilVision employs integrated electronics to constantly monitor the operating parameters of the solenoid driving the spool, and this data, including power consumption and coil temperature, is automatically analysed and processed by software algorithms to determine the real-time health status of the coils.
Results are transmitted from the valve island to the PLC (or through WLAN to an IIoT) gateway and onto the Cloud, can be used to predict a potential fault in the coil before it has the opportunity to cause disruption. In addition to the diagnostics being captured on a remote dashboard, the valve body also incorporates blinking LEDs that can alert users to potential breakage.
The Series D range’s considerable number of electrical connection possibilities allow islands with a variety of valve positions and different pressure zones to be created. Series D fieldbus versions are able to handle both digital and analogue electric input and output signals and can be connected to the main fieldbus protocols (PROFIBUS-DP, PROFINET, CANopen ,EtherNET/IP, EtherCAT and IO-Link) through a new serial module. The multipole versions are available with 25 or 44 pin connectors and valve functions: 2x3/2; 5/2; 5/3 CC; CO; CP.