Automation with basic feedback options suited for AS-interface PLC systems in conjunction with the Alfa Laval range of valves
ThinkTop Basic offers simplicity of operation, standard functionality and reliable, cost-effective operation for general applications in the dairy, food and beverage, and biopharm industries.
ThinkTop® Basic is a uniform modular control unit that consists of a proven no-touch, set-and-forget sensor system with light-emitting diodes (LEDs), solenoid valves and valve control sensor board for connection to any PLC (Programming Logic Controller) system with one of the three interfaces; Digital and AS-Interface. ThinkTop offers a solution for Alfa Laval butterfly, single-seat and Mixproof valves and is designed for use in the dairy, food and beverage, and biopharm industries; ThinkTop provides real-time information about valve operating status 24/7 while helping to improve production performance and secure traceability.
ThinkTop is an automated control unit that can be fitted with up to three solenoid valves and who convert the electrical PLC and sensor signals into mechanical energy to open or close the air-operated valve, using the physical stimulus of an indication pin mounted on the valve stem. ThinkTop Basic fits onto all Alfa Laval hygienic actuators equipped with mushrooms. Installation is straightforward; no special expertise, adapters or tools are required. To initiate manual setup, simply press the push-button startup sequence.