Saunders I-Vue Sensor
The Saunders® I-VUE is an intelligent valve sensor designed specifically for aseptic diaphragm valve applications in the Life Science industry. Compatible with Point-to-Point (P2P), AS-i, and DeviceNet control systems, the Saunders® I-VUE offers substantial benefits over standard switch controls.
I-Vue Enhance Reliability and Accuracy with Saunders® I-VUE solid state continuous sensing technology that provides precise position readings for the entire valve range from 0.25” to 4.00” (DN8 to DN100). Simplify Installation by utilizing automated valve calibration without opening the IP67 rated polycarbonate sensor enclosure, reducing set up times to 3 minutes or less.
Lower Maintenance Costs by applying factory or user defined device settings to monitor valve cycle count and end point tolerance limits, preventing false alarms and unnecessary diaphragm replacement. Saunders® I-VUE Sensor Key Benefits With fully potted solid state electronics to protect against moisture and vibration, and no contacting parts to fail, the Saunders® I-VUE is built to provide many years of accurate valve position sensing.
The Saunders® I-VUE advanced electro-magnetic sensing technology provides accuracy of less than 0.2mm (0.008”) and is designed to be used on valves from 0.25” – 4.00” (DN8-DN100) with reliable, repeatable results. Unlike conventional end point switches, thanks to the Saunders® I-VUE continuous sensing, valve position is always known throughout the range of travel, allowing more accurate control even with variable process conditions.
The Saunders® I-VUE sealed IP67 and NEMA 4X rated polymer casing is compact, rugged, and does not require any dismantling when commissioning the valve. When fi tted with the high performance integral solenoid valve, open and closed positions can be set via the network control system or at the unit in either manual or self-calibration modes in under 3 minutes, dramatically reducing complexity and cost even in hard to reach installations.
The Saunders® I-VUE has a unique LED smart window display to assist in setting and programming the sensor and communicating alarms. Diaphragm management and general maintenance is vastly improved as the Saunders® I-VUE can be programmed either by date or by operation cycle count, preempting unnecessary diaphragm replacement. Programmable alarms are in place for easy monitoring of valve and process status.