Product Innovation at the ACHEMA 2015: The New Linear Actuator PSF / PSF-M with Fail Safe Function or Manual Override

With the latest product innovation PSF/PSF-M, a highly qualified sales staff and a very well attended exhibition booth, PS Automation GmbH experienced a great deal of success at the 31st ACHEMA from June 15th to 19th, 2015 in Frankfurt/Main. The company has been being successful in its business for more than 25 years now.

The focus was on the new linear actuators PSF with mechanical failsafe function and the PSF-M with a manual override. These smart actuators have the proven functions of the AMS product series but with a simpler functionality. Due to its robustness and small dimensions the PSF/PSF-M series is an interesting extension of the product range for the industrial as well as the HVAC and building automation sectors.

Especially the two eye catchers attracted a great deal of interest among the visitors. The PSF impressively demonstrated how the emergency mode works: an integrated spiral spring performs the failsafe action in case of loss of the power supply, either extending or retracting the actuator stem. The PSF-M series allows manual override by using the hand wheel or two buttons on the main board.

The PSF and PSF-M series is available with a thrust of either 1 kN or 2 kN. The basic version is suitable for a power supply of 24 VAC/DC, which can be extend to 100-240 VAC by an optional wide range power converter. Retrofittable accessories like two position signal relays, two mechanical position signal switches or a space heater are available.

Another product innovation are the two cost-efficient quarter-turn actuators PSR-E and PSQ-E. For the PSQ-E series we use very economic manufacturing methods and a very efficient overriding gear in order to enable robustness at low cost. The valve is protected by torque limited motors with thermo switches instead of torque switches. The PSR-E series is used by many customers for the operation of valves with small diameters since one year now. Both quarter-turn actuators are the economical addition to the proven actuator series PSQ for torque ranges from 25 Nm to 150 Nm and can be mounted directly as per ISO 5211.

lso a very important part of the exhibits were the patented smart actuator solutions (AMS) with intelligent software control and electrical power failure backup by super-capacitors for linear and quarter-turn actuators. Installation and programming of these actuators is quickly and easily done using the optional local control panel with display, the USB interface or the blue-tooth interface. The diagnostic and monitoring functions can provide information about the status of the operated valve.

Finally, the range of exhibits was completed by the proven linear actuator series PSL for simple control service up to 25 kN as well as the compact quarter-turn actuator PSQ from 130 Nm up to 1000 Nm torque.

The ACHEMA 2015 was again a very successful event for PS Automation GmbH due to the positive feedback of visitors and our sales staff as well as the good organization and the smooth course of the fair. We are already looking forward to welcoming you and to presenting you our latest products on our booth at the ACHEMA 2018 – “We care for actuation.”