Mode of Operation: Conventional operation:
The actuator is connected with a standard modulating signal of DC 0...10 V and moves to the position defined by the positioning signal at the same time as the integrated capacitors are loaded.
Interrupting the supply voltage causes the valve to be moved to the selected emergency setting position (POP) by means of stored electrical energy. Operation on the MP-Bus:
The actuator receives its digital positioning signal from the higher level controller via the MP-Bus and travels to the position defined. Connection U serves as communication interface and does not supply an analogue measuring voltage.
Pre-charging time (start up): The capacitor actuators require a pre-charging time. This time is used for charging the capacitors up to a usable voltage level. This ensures that, in the event of an electricity interruption, the actuator can move at any time from its current position into the preset emergency setting position (POP).
The duration of the pre-charging time depends mainly on following factors:
- Duration of the electricity interruption
- PF delay time (bridging time)
Typical pre-charging time
Delivery condition (capacitors) : The actuator is completely discharged after delivery from the factory, which is why the actuator requires approximately 20 s pre-charging time before initial commissioning in order to bring the capacitors up to the required voltage level.
Converter for sensors : Connection option for a sensor (passive or active sensor or switching contact). The MP actuator serves as an analogue/digital converter for the transmission of the sensor signal via MP-Bus to the higher level system.
Parameterisable actuators: The factory settings cover the most common applications. Input and output signals and other parameters can be altered with the PC-Tool MFT-P or with the Service tool ZTH EU.
Installation on third-party valves: The retrofit actuators for installation on a wide range of valves from various manufacturers are comprised of an actuator, universal valve neck adapter and universal valve stem adapter. Adapt the valve neck and valve stem to begin with, then attach the retrofit actuator to the valve neck adapter, connect to the valve and start up. The valve neck adapter/actuator can be rotated through 360° on the valve neck, provided it is permitted by the size of the installed valve.
Installation on BELIMO valves: Please use standard actuators from Belimo for installation on Belimo globe valves. The installation of retrofit actuators on Belimo globe valves is technically possible.
Manual override: Manual control with push-button possible - temporary. The gear is disengaged and the actuator decoupled for as long as the button is pressed.
The stroke can be adjusted by using a hexagon socket screw key (5 mm), which is inserted into the top of the actuator. The stroke spindle extends when the key is rotated clockwise.
High functional reliability: The actuator is overload protected, requires no limit switches and automatically stops when the end stop is reached.
Position indication: The stroke is indicated mechanically on the bracket with tabs. The stroke range adjusts itself automatically during operation.
Home position: Factory setting: Actuator spindle is retracted. The first time the supply voltage is switched on, i.e. at the time of commissioning, the actuator carries out an adaption, which is when the operating range and position feedback adjust themselves to the mechanical setting range. The actuator then moves into the position defined by the positioning signal.
Direction of stroke switch: When actuated, the direction of stroke switch changes the running direction in normal operation. The direction of stroke switch has no influence on the emergency setting position (POP) which has been set.
Adaption and synchronisation: An adaption can be triggered manually by pressing the „Adaption“ button or with the PC-Tool. Both mechanical end stops are detected during the adaption (entire setting range).
Automatic synchronisation after pressing the gearbox disengagement button is configured. The synchronisation is in the home position (0%). The actuator then moves into the position defined by the positioning signal. A range of settings can be adapted using the PC-Tool (see MFT-P documentation)
Rotary knob emergency setting position: The «Emergency setting position» rotary knob can be used to adjust the desired emergency setting position (POP). In the event of an electricity interruption, the actuator will move into the selected emergency setting position, taking into account the bridging time (PF) of 2 s which was set ex-works. Settings: The rotary knob must be set to the «Tool» position for retroactive settings of the emergency setting position with the BELIMO service tool MFT-P. Once the rotary knob is set back to the range 0…100%, the manually set value will have positioning authority
Bridging time (PF): Electricity interruptions can be bridged up to a maximum of 10 s. In the event of an electricity interruption, the actuator will remain stationary in accordance with the set bridging time. If the electricity interruption is greater than the set bridging time, then the actuator will move into the selected emergency setting position (POP).
The bridging time set ex-works is 2 s. This can be modified on site in operation with the use of the BELIMO service tool MFT-P. Settings: The rotary knob must not be set to the «Tool» position! Only the values need to be entered for retroactive adjustments of the bridging time with the BELIMO service tool MFT-P.