Bürkert Introduces a Compact Valve Island for Reliable Processes

Bürkert has presented its new valve island AirLINE for control cabinets. The valve island is easy to install and its integrated monitoring and diagnostic functions improve process reliability  for applications in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food and beverage industries as well as for water treatment applications. At the same time the new AirLINE (Type 8652) enables preventive maintenance. 

Burkert

The new valve island AirLINE Type 8652 for installation in cabinets. (Source: Bürkert)

An integrated display for this purpose shows detailed on-site information such as the current switching statuses of the pilot and process valves, issues a message if pre-set pressure limit values are exceeded or displays errors such as cable breaks in plain text. 

During development, particular attention was also devoted to the compact design. The valve island 8652 is significantly smaller than its predecessor and therefore fits perfectly into compact control cabinets that can be placed close to the process valves.

Greater system availability due to network redundancy

The valve island communicates via common industrial Ethernet protocols or PROFIBUS DP. In sealed ring topologies and PROFINET IO communication, the Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP) for highly available networks ensures that even switch or cable break can be compensated for.  This increases system availability and makes processes more reliable.

Process reliability through pneumatic functions

Every single valve is hot-swap capable, which means it can be replaced during live operation without shutting down the system. As an additional safety function, check valves are used in the exhaust channel. These prevent the unwanted activation of valves by pressure peaks and the resulting mixing of media. Consequently, a reliable process is also guaranteed on the pneumatic side.

Powered by EDIP

With the new valve island, Bürkert is systematically expanding the new Efficient Device Integration Platform (EDIP), which the company is using to equip its products for Industry 4.0. The EDIP device platform includes numerous functions and adapted HMI devices that facilitate the integration of new devices into systems. The free Bürkert software – the Communicator – enables diagnostic functions such as monitoring of operating data as well as alarm messages for customer-specific parameters.

Providing liquid control from aerospace to breweries

Bürkert Fluid Control Systems is one of the world's leading manufacturers of measuring, control and regulating systems for liquids and gases. Bürkert products are used in a wide range of industries and applications – ranging from breweries and labs to medical, bio-engineering and aerospace technology. 

With a portfolio of more than 30,000 products, Bürkert is the only supplier to offer all fluid control system components, from solenoid valves to process and analytical valves, from pneumatic actuators to sensors.

With its headquarters in Ingelfingen in southern Germany, the company has a wide-ranging sales network in 36 countries and more than 2,500 employees worldwide.  Bürkert continuously develops customized solutions and innovative products at its five Systemhaus locations in Germany, China, and the USA, and in four research centers. 

Asset Management | 30.11.2017

Latest articles

Bilfinger relies on Comos software from Siemens for group‑wide digitalization

Siemens and industrial service provider Bilfinger SE have decided to step up their cooperative association, as Bilfinger drives forward digitalization using the Comos Engineering & Maintenance Platform across its many sites and subsidiaries spread around the globe. This software platform from the Siemens Digital Enterprise portfolio not only allows close cooperation between the different Bilfinger sites and its customers through the use of a shared database, but also offers sufficient flexibility to accommodate individual project requirements.

Cmms | 18.6.2018

The criticality spectrum: a means to focus our attention where it is warranted

Developing an asset criticality ranking (ACR) is an important part of any reliability and performance improvement initiative. The criticality ranking enables an organization to prioritize and justify a wide range of activities and investments. 

Asset Management | 11.6.2018

Six Signs of a Successful Acoustic Lubrication Programme

Acoustic Lubrication is just one of the 8 application pillars adopted by world-class ultrasound programmes. And what an important one it is. 

Applications | 11.6.2018

How to Safely Align Wind Turbines

Safety engineers around the world can breathe easy. The PRUFTECHNIK ROTALIGN® and OPTALIGN® technology has made aligning machine shafts, especially gear shafts, much safer.

Partner Articles | 6.6.2018

Swedish Project Investigates Ways to Produce Fuel from Waste Tyres

The possibility of producing pyrolysis oil from worn out tyres is investigated in a research project run by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden together with Scandinavian Enviro Systems and Ragn-Sells with support from Vinnova.

R&D | 6.6.2018

EU Agency for Safety and Health at Work Launches Europe-Wide Awareness-Raising Campaign on Dangerous Substances

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has launched its 2018-19 EU-wide campaign, Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances.

HSE | 25.4.2018

Maintenance: A Necessary and Important Function in the Future

Euromaintenance 2016 will take place in Athens at the end of May. It is the ideal moment to reflect on maintenance in a European context. Euromaintenance is known as the summit for all involved in maintenance across Europe, it’s the place to be. The conference, with the support of the EFNMS, is the only commercially independent conference covering the topics we deal with in the maintenance world.

EFNMS | 20.5.2016