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Smart Actuator product launch: IoT for new buildings and refurbishments

7 July 2022 | Media releases

Smart Actuator product launch: IoT for new buildings and refurbishments

SAUTER is expanding its range with the new generation of IoT-capable actuators. The Smart Actuator enables autonomous or semi-autonomous control in heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Additional benefits include simple installation and commissioning, cloud connection with application library and remote access, as well as a smartphone app.

Illustration of the yellow and black smart actuator with smartphone app and installed in an HVAC system.
The Smart Actuator in operation

Valves and actuators are key components in energy distribution. They are deployed in heating and ventilation systems as well as room automation. Time and again, traditional systems present challenges to the operators during installation. The new Smart Actuator from SAUTER simplifies the planning, installation and operation of HVAC systems in new or modernised buildings. It offers decisive advantages for all user groups.

Easy installation and commissioning

The connector system in combination with pre-assembled cables ensures particularly fast installation. Mechanical and colour coding not only prevents wiring errors, but also results in cost savings. Tested and ready-programmed applications can be loaded and configured directly on the Smart Actuator via the smartphone app. Additional software is not necessary.

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

Connectivity, IoT and cloud connection

The Smart Actuator has communication interfaces for every use case and thus integrates seamlessly into all building automation systems. If a building automation network is already present, the Smart Actuator can be incorporated via BACnet MS/TP. Installers, service technicians and facility managers can access the Smart Actuator’s operating data, settings and controls remotely via the SAUTER Cloud using their smartphones. All the data can be accessed via Bluetooth LE without a network connection. A solution library is available in the cloud.

Semi-autonomous or even autonomous control for distributed intelligence

Decentrally installed, control tasks are performed autonomously by the Smart Actuator without additional automation stations. This means it is even possible to completely dispense with central plant automation. If this is not desired, interfaces for system integration enable semi-autonomous control within the overall system.

 

Advantages of distributed intelligence:

  • More robust systems, no single point of failure
  • Less use of resources (no cable harnesses or wiring costs)
  • More compact systems, smaller control cabinets, reduced fire loads
  • Better system modularity
  • Simplified software and hardware structure – independent of architecture

 

The Smart Actuator will be available in the summer of 2022. For product demonstrations, please contact Sales.

Learn more about the Smart Actuator in our video on YouTube.

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About SAUTER

As the leading provider of solutions for building automation technology in Green Buildings, SAUTER ensures good climate conditions and a sense of well-being in sustainable environments. SAUTER is a specialist in developing, producing and marketing products and systems for energy-efficient total solutions and offers a comprehensive range of services to ensure the energy-optimised operation of buildings. Our products, solutions and services enable high energy efficiency throughout the entire life-cycle of a building – from planning and construction through to operation – in office and administrative buildingsresearch and educational facilitieshospitalsindustrial buildings and laboratoriesairportsleisure facilitieshotels and data centres. With over 100 years’ experience and a track record of technological expertise, SAUTER is a proven system integrator that stands for continuous innovation and Swiss quality. SAUTER provides users and operators with an overview of energy flows and consumption, and therefore of the development of the costs involved.

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