Automation with extensive feedback options suited for all major PLC systems in conjunction with the Alfa Laval range of valves
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.
The ThinkTop® 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, AS-Interface and DeviceNet. ThinkTop is offering a solution that utilizes all the features available on 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.
The 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 fits onto all Alfa Laval sanitary 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. Or set up without dismantling the control head using the optional IR keypad for remote control.