Emerson unveiled the TopWorx PD Series Smart Valve Positioner. The fluid control and pneumatics technology company has an expansive portfolio of TopWorx sensing and control products. Using communication through a 4-20 mA loop signal and HART protocols, the PD Series provides 100% control over valve positioning. This technology allows customers to extract valuable feedback while monitoring for trends that offer predictive maintenance insights to help prevent costly downtime, the company says. The PD Series utilizes Hall effect contactless position detection, which increases product reliability, the company says. It was designed to withstand an array of environmental conditions. “Every facility, no matter its environment, needs to be sure it’s operating as safely and efficiently as possible,” said Paul Bristow, Emerson’s global product manager, in a statement. “That’s why the PD Series was designed for trusted performance in demanding conditions in many different applications and industries.” The PD Series will launch with two models: the PD100 for general purpose applications, and the PD200 for use in explosive atmospheres. The series is built to the same industry-leading standards, as proven by other TopWorx products, which are built to “deliver exceptional value and trusted performance for demanding application,” it says. The PD Series is fitting for applications in an array of industries, such as oil and gas, chemical, industrial energy, and food and beverage.

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