Awesome video and cool new actuator series from Schneider Electric. The SmartX MG 350 is the first NEW SmartX Actuator released globally. It is designed to control two and three-way globe valves in a wide range of applications. The MG350 SmartX Actuator is the platform for the future, acting as the foundation of both a SmartStruxure™ solution and SmartStruxure Lite solution. The critical information delivered by the actuator helps the BMS operate at optimal efficiency.
Steam Valve Sizing & Selection
Join Belimo for this 30 minute webinar and learn about steam applications including coil/heat exchangers and the proper technique on how to size a steam valve. In addition, we will demonstrate how easy it is to ensure the correct steam control valve is selected by using the Belimo SelectPro tool.
Join Us on Wednesday, May 11 at 1:00 EDT. Click here to register.
Our friends at Belimo are in the hunt for five Awards at the 2015 ControlTrends Awards.The Belimo Energy Valve has been nominated in two categories: The Innovative Product of the Year and The Energy Savings Solution of the Year. Belimo, as a company, is a finalist for the 2015 ControlTrends Vendor of the Year and Best Technical Support Large manufacturer. Last, but not least, Lars van der Haegen has been selected, by the global ControlTrends community, as a potential winner of the 2015 ControlTrends Executive of the Year Large Manufacturer.
I had a chance to catch up with Lars at the 2015 Belimo Platinum Distributor meeting this fall. I believe that Belimo is helping create the future of controls and is one of the enlightened companies at the center of the “Smart Buildings Controls Renaissance.”
The ever accomadating Lars, endures wind noise (my fault, not his) to share his thoughts on the Energy Valve and his philosophy on what makes a great company with outstanding customer support. Belimo customers will attest to how well Lars and team Belimo deliver on their promise of innovative, quality products and world class support.
When you have been around the HVAC and Building Automation Controls business as long as I have, you see a lot of companies, and meet a lot of great people.
I had the chance to catch up with one of my favorite people, Kevin Parsley and companies ACR Supply. Kevin gives us some insight into what makes ACR Supply such a great place to work and how they create value in the HVAC controls marketplace.
ACR Supply was founded by Troy Meachum’s dad, L.C. Meachum in 1977 in Durham, NC. Troy and Kevin uphold the values that have earned ACR Supply Company the trust and loyalty of HVACR parts and supplies users throughout central North Carolina.
Be sure to click here and check out the ACR Cares.
ACR Supply is a great source for parts and support for our ControlTrends Community members in North Carolina.
Belimo’s SY Series actuators were designed to work with their butterfly valves and other quarter turn valve applications. The patented gear drive mechanism provides for efficient, smooth operation while allowing easy manual override at any time. All units have NEMA 4X ratings, and to make life a little easier, wiring diagrams are affixed to the outside of the housing on the permanently attached product label. Other features include:
- Easily visible position indicators
- International standard ISO5211 mounting systems
- Internal thermal motor overload protection
- Dual auxiliary Form C switches
- Easily accessible wiring termination points
These actuators are great for new and retrofit HVAC and Industrial valve applications. Belimo has excellent retrofit solutions for almost any existing valve type. If you are in GA or FL contact Stromquist at 800-241-9471 for assistance with any of your Belimo needs. If you are outside of GA or FL, visit www.belimo.us to find your area representative.
If you work with HVAC or Building Automation Controls this is a must watch video. Stromquist & Company’s Tim Chamblee gives you the 411 on HVAC control valves and actuators. In this short, information packed video, filmed at a Stromquist & Company HVAC Controls training class, Tim gives you all the information you need to effectively work with the valves and actuators you will find in the buildings you service.
Honeywell has introduced a very cool easy to install valve actuator, the Honeywell MVN valve actuator. With no tools needed for installation, thanks to a one handed click design, the Honeywell MVN actuator provides faster and easier installation and less commisioning time than other ball valve actuators.
When Belimo’s Joe Carcare stopped in a couple of weeks ago, he showed us, the easy way to replace a valve actuator using Belimo’s new universal actuator retrofit linkages for globe valves. Here is Belimo’s video showing just how useful this product is when replacing a valve actuator.
Belimo New Generation Globe Valve Actuators and Retrofit Linkages offer [Read more…]
Join Stromquist & Company’s Tim Chamblee for this very informative class on HVAC Control Valves and Actuators.