SAUTER Smart Actuator

SAUTER Smart Actuator

SAUTER Smart Actuator range offers functionalities that contribute to elevating the intelligence and efficiency of smart buildings. What makes this IoT enabled smart actuator worth a look? Valves and actuators are key components in energy distribution and are deployed in heating and ventilation systems as well as in room automation. However, time and again, traditional systems present challenges to operators during installation. SAUTER provides the solution with actuator technology that’s built for:

  • Digitalisation – wireless technology removes the need for complicated network wiring.
  • Uncompromised performance – actuator technology for dampers and valves is characterised by its long service life, flexible fields of use and fast fitting.
  • Predictive maintenance – enabled by the Smart Actuator’s sensors that record information on the state of the actuator and transfer it to the SAUTER cloud.
  • Future-proof communication – operators of facilities such as schools or medium-sized office buildings can control and monitor the control loops with their smartphone via the SAUTER cloud.
  • Ease of installation and commissioning – operating data can be graphically visualised via the SAUTER cloud. Thus, plant optimisations are carried out online via the MobileApp.
  • Applications – provides application programs in the cloud for controlling heating and cooling registers in ventilation systems as well as heated and chilled ceilings.

Their Smart Actuator enables autonomous or semi-autonomous control in heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Benefits include: simple installation and commissioning, cloud connection with application library and remote access, as well as a smartphone app.

SAUTER smart actuator focus
3 in 1: Actuator and controller
with IoT integration

SAUTER Smart Actuator Key Features

The Smart Actuator system, consisting of an actuator, peripheral devices, an app and a cloud connection, facilitates planning, installation and operation of HVAC systems in modern and refurnished buildings. It supports all phases of the building life-cycle and benefits all user groups. The actuator offers:

  • Distributed intelligence: decentralised, autonomous control without a cabinet and automation station
  • Installation of applications from the SAUTER solution library for heating, ventilation and room automation
  • Easy, cost-reduced fitting thanks to the plug system
  • Commissioning using the smartphone app
  • Remote access to the application and operating settings via the SAUTER Cloud

The range includes smart actuators for:

  • AKM 115SA for ball valves – view datasheet.
  • AVM 115SA  for 2 and 3 way valves – view datasheet
  • ASM 115SA for ventilation dampers – view datasheet
  • SAIO 100 – I/O module for smart actuators – datasheet unavailable.

SAUTER smart actuator range available

Further technical details and downloads are available below. View and download the Smart Actuator brochure and datasheet. The full SAUTER range is now available from IBC. All quotes and queries can be submitted to directly to sales@ibc.ie, or by filling out the secure form.

SAUTER Smart Actuator Applications

The Smart Actuator enables autonomous control in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. SAUTER provides application programs in the cloud for controlling heating and cooling registers in ventilation systems as well as heated and chilled ceilings. When setting up individual plants, planners and installers thus have a wide range of applications to choose from.

Field devices required for the application can be connected directly to the actuator via two universal I/Os. The optional I/O box allows the range of applications to be extended comprehensively.

Smart actuator now includes features

Effortless Installation and Commissioning

The connector system, combined with pre-assembled cables, ensures exceptionally rapid installation. Mechanical and colour coding not only prevent wiring errors but also lead to significant cost savings. Pre-tested and ready-programmed applications can be loaded and configured directly onto the Smart Actuator using a smartphone app, eliminating the need for additional software.

Field devices such as sensors necessary for the application can be directly connected to the actuator via two universal I/Os. The optional I/O module further extends the range of applications comprehensively.

SAUTER commissioning app

Connectivity, IoT, and Cloud Integration

The Smart Actuator boasts communication interfaces for every use case, ensuring seamless integration into all building automation systems. In buildings with existing automation networks, the Smart Actuator can be incorporated via BACnet MS/TP. Installers, service technicians, and facility managers can remotely access the Smart Actuator’s operating data, settings, and controls through the SAUTER Cloud using their smartphones. Additionally, all data can be accessed via Bluetooth LE without a network connection, with a solution library available in the cloud.

The SAUTER Smart Actuator is conveniently integrated directly into the cloud via WLAN. In particular, operators of facilities such as schools or medium-sized office buildings can control and monitor the control loops with their smartphone via the SAUTER cloud.

The Smart Actuator has an RJ45 or RS485 interface and a WiFi interface for integration into Building Management System (BMS) networks. If a BMS network is already present, the Smart Actuator can be incorporated via BACnet/IP or MS/TP.

Semi-Autonomous and Autonomous Control for Distributed Intelligence

De-centrally installed, the Smart Actuator autonomously handles control tasks without the need for additional automation stations. This setup can even eliminate the need for central plant automation. For systems where central control is still desired, interfaces for system integration enable semi-autonomous control within the overall system.

Advantages of Distributed Intelligence

  • Enhanced Robustness: Eliminates single points of failure, creating more reliable systems.
  • Resource Efficiency: Reduces the need for cable harnesses and wiring costs.
  • Compact Design: Allows for smaller control cabinets and reduced fire loads.
  • Improved Modularity: Facilitates better system modularity.
  • Simplified Structure: Streamlines both software and hardware structures, independent of the architecture.

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