Alfa Laval ThinkTop® IO-Linkboosts real-time data exchange and valve performance
Alfa Laval is introducing the Alfa Laval ThinkTop IO-Link, a new version of the company’s second-generation Alfa Laval ThinkTop V50 and V70 sensing and control units for hygienic valves. Inside the ThinkTop IO-Link is the Industry 4.0-ready communication protocol to enhance point-to-point communication between smart hygienic valves and advanced automation systems. This enables smarter, more agile valve control due to real-time data exchange, improved diagnostics and simplified configurability and control.
The new ThinkTop IO-Link valve sensing and control units support intelligent manufacturing as industries like the dairy, food, beverage industries through to home personal care and pharmaceutical industries start to leverage Industry 4.0 technologies to improve quality, efficiency, safety and competitiveness.
“Suddenly it’s easier to capture, store, analyze and act upon meaningful data,” says René Stietz, Alfa Laval. “You get all the finesse of the newly reengineered