Kinitics Addresses Deadband Challenges in Valve Control Systems in New Article

Kinitics Addresses Deadband Challenges in Valve Control Systems in New Article

Kinitics Automation Addresses Deadband Challenges in Valve Control Systems in Latest Article for Valve World Americas and introduces Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) actuators as a solution.

January 30, 2024 – For Immediate Release

VANCOUVER, BC – In a recent article published in Valve World Americas Magazine, Adam Nguyen, M.Eng., Automation Solutions Specialist at Kinitics Automation, delved into the critical issue of deadband in valve control systems and proposed innovative solutions using Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) actuators.

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Control valves play a pivotal role in regulating fluid flows within industrial processes, yet conventional electric motorized or pneumatic actuators often encounter deadband, a phenomenon where a control signal fails to produce an output response. The article sheds light on the adverse effects of deadband, including delayed responses, inefficiencies, and increased maintenance requirements, particularly in industries like natural gas where precision and safety are paramount.

Kinitics highlights the significant advancements offered by Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) actuators in combating deadband challenges. Unlike traditional actuators, SMA actuators operate at 100% duty cycle without backlash, providing unparalleled precision and responsiveness. These actuators are transforming control systems in industries where process optimization is critical for safety and economic viability.

“Minimizing deadband is not just about efficiency; it’s about enhancing safety and operational stability,” writes Kinitics’ Adam Nguyen. “SMA actuators represent a breakthrough technology that ensures continuous and precise control, enabling industries to meet stringent performance requirements.”

The KVA38 Globe Valve Actuator, powered by Shape Memory Alloys

Furthermore, the article features Kinitics Automation’s own product, the KVA38 Globe Valve Actuator, as an exemplary application of SMA technology (Figures 2, 3, and 4 in the article). Kinitics Automation, recognized as an industry leader in shape memory alloy-powered actuators, was selected by Valve World Americas to highlight this groundbreaking technology due to their expertise and innovation in the field. The KVA38 Actuator, powered by Kinitics’ proprietary Bundled Wire technology, delivers exceptional precision and reliability, eliminating deadband and optimizing process control in critical industrial applications.

Kinitics Automation specializes in innovative actuation solutions, leveraging cutting-edge technologies to optimize industrial automation. The company’s expertise in industrial automation, robotics, and the very specialized field of shape memory alloys, underscores the company’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology for a more sustainable future.

For more insights into valve control systems and Kinitics Automation’s advanced actuation solutions, please contact Kinitics Automation.

About Kinitics Automation: Kinitics Automation is a leading provider of advanced actuation solutions for industrial automation. With a focus on innovation and sustainability, Kinitics Automation delivers precise and reliable actuation technologies to optimize process control and efficiency across various industries.

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