Pepperl+Fuchs has valve position sensors for linear valves such as diaphragm valves, knife gate valves, pinch valves, etc.
Hygienic linear valves are commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as in the food and beverage industry. Standard cylindrical or rectangular sensors are often built into the control head of the valve. Depending on the mechanical design of the control head, a custom solution may be considered, with or without bus communication such as AS-Interface.
Knife gate valves are used to control viscous fluids and solids. This makes knife gate valves ideal for use in the pulp and paper industry as well as waste water applications. In general, cylindrical inductive sensors are used to detect the open/closed position of the valve.
In addition to our product line of cylindrical and rectangular valve position sensors, Pepperl+Fuchs also offers customized solutions.