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A digital ecosystem for enhanced actuator performance

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

The Coralink digital ecosystem (photo) provides closely networked support for this company’s actuators, helping plant operators across all phases of the plant’s lifecycle, from commissioning and predictive maintenance to active lifecycle management. At the heart of Coralink is the ability to evaluate the extensive operating data that actuators record automatically in their role as intelligent field devices. The data can easily be read from each actuator, including via a smartphone, and then analyzed. Thanks to its scalability, Coralink saves time and money, even when operators simply use it to check the condition of individual actuators. In advanced applications, Coralink can be used for comprehensive monitoring of all the actuators on a plant, as well as to implement IIoT solutions. — AUMA Riester GmbH & Co. KG, Ostfildern, Germany