New ThinkTop V20 pushes the boundaries of valve position indication to Industry 4.0

Date: 08.03.2023Source: Alfa Laval

The new Alfa Laval ThinkTop V20, the next generation of hygienic valve indication units, is driving digital transformation within the process industries. Moving valve position monitoring into the Industry 4.0 era delivers competitive advantage. With automation, digitalization and real-time communication, the ThinkTop V20 raises the bar on process control, making it more reliable and accurate while saving time and money on installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance.

The ThinkTop V20 is the first pure valve-sensing unit that is maintenance-free and does not require manual adjustment or programming. It enables 360° LED visual status indication from all directions. It also provides convenient control-room monitoring of the real-time status of Alfa Laval hygienic valves used across the dairy, food, beverage, home and personal care, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and many other industries.

Purpose-designed to digitalise essential on-off valve monitoring, the ThinkTop V20 sensing unit provides a pragmatic approach to enhancing the reliability of valve status and position. This new addition to the advanced Alfa Laval ThinkTop V-series paves the way to a higher level of process control for manufacturers who rely on visual and signal feedback of the open or closed valve positions.

Said Ebbe Bundesen, Portfolio Manager, Valves and Automation, Alfa Laval: “The intuitive ThinkTop V20 is a faster, more intelligent valve indication unit than what is available today. It brings reliable process control to a higher level with fast, accurate, intuitive live setup, the convenience of real-time valve position monitoring, and access to real-time and historical data from the control room. Overall, it is an invaluable time- and money-saver considering the efficiency demand factories are facing.”

The real-time visibility and remote monitoring capabilities of the ThinkTop V20 unit will provide a competitive advantage to those who rely on hygienic valve status data. The V20 stretches beyond what manufacturers thought possible from conventional valve position indicators through faster setup time and more reliable process control.  For more visit alfalaval.com/thinktop-v20

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