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| By Gerald Ondrey

These valve actuators support Ethernet/IP

AUMA Actuators

This company’s electric valve actuators now support the Ethernet/IP Industrial Ethernet communication standard, in addition to Profinet and Modbus TCP/IP. With bandwidths up to 100 Mbit/s, Ethernet/IP provides reliable and rapid exchange of both cyclic process data and acyclic diagnostic data from the actuators. The company recently supplied and commissioned 49 actuators with Ethernet/IP communications to the Santan Vista water treatment plant in Arizona (photo). “Integrating the actuators into the Ethernet/IP system proved to be easy and straightforward,” says Lido Flores, regional sales manager in the U.S. “Many of our customers already use Ethernet/IP for their sensors and meter devices. We are happy to now also provide electric actuators that use this future-proof technology.” Stand 926 — AUMA Actuators, Inc., Canonsburg, Pa.