Ensuring correct configuration and keeping it secure is the bedrock of reliable operation.
All IQ actuators are set up non-intrusively using the IQ setting tool. Torque levels, position limits, control and indication functions can all be accessed using our intrinsically safe, wireless handheld setting tool. Compatible with existing infra red IQ setting tools, next generation IQ now can operate using its partner Bluetooth setting tool. Wireless connectivity allows easier use without direct-line of sight and over greater distances, however security has to match. This is achieved by the initial “pairing” of tool and actuator being carried out by a single infra-red transaction after which Bluetooth wireless connection automatically takes over. As before, configuration changes are password protected and the actuator is immune to connection by non-Rotork devices or programmes.
Next generation IQ actuators benefit from further advances in human interface design. In addition to a configurable, information-rich display, they offer a highly intuitive menu system for commissioning, updates and diagnostics. With the latest version of the Rotork Insight2 software, you can further streamline actuator setup, by pre-defining complete sets of instructions and settings. Each collection of settings can be saved as a ‘mission’ and quickly applied to individual actuators via Bluetooth with the handheld setting tool. IQ actuators can be interrogated and set even when mains power is not connected; the actuator can be configured and interrogated by using power from its indication battery.