First smart positioner achieves latest ITK criteria

14 May 2013

Westlock Controls has announced that its ICoT 5400 is the first smart positioner to have successfully passed the ITK 6.0.1. criteria.

ITK 6.0.1 is a test kit developed to test the functionality of a device and its conformity with Foundation fieldbus function block and transducer block specifications and to address bug fixes to the NI-FBUS Communication Manager software, which has resolved issues related to alarms and obsolete descriptor errors.

The ICoT 5400 is a fully digital positioner that provides reliable measurement of valve stem position for a wide range of actuators, including spring and double-acting variants. Designed to meet FOUNDATION Fieldbus protocols, the positioner fulfills the control requirements of the petrochemical, oil and gas industries and can be incorporated into customers’ plant network infrastructures.

Based on the existing ICoT 5000 series of digital positioners, the 5400 features improvements to firmware and hardware, including a graphical display, extended trunk length, single-loop integrity and multi-drop capabilities for up to 32 devices per segment.

Specifically designed for remote applications, the smart valve positioners can be mounted up to 150 feet away from the controlled device, making them suited for use on valves located in high vibration or extremely corrosive environments.

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