anfoss recently introduced the NovoCon digital actuator, designed for hydronic balancing and control. This actuator fits Danfoss’ AB-CM valve. This combination is an accurate and cost-effective system of flow measurement and flow control, which aligns with the control infrastructure that is currently commonly used in buildings.
To enhance the competitive advantages of the NovoCon actuator for use in buildings, Evalan is creating Bluetooth Connectivity (“BLE”) for the actuator. Adding BLE to the actuator will enable Danfoss to achieve several significant advantages, including (A) direct connectivity with innovations in Smart Building technology, (B) the ability to lower the overall costs of building control systems by eliminating cables and some control equipment, (C) the ability to create stand-alone room control systems that do not require use of third party equipment and (D) the ability to become fully integrated into Evalan’s bGrid™ solution which will make NovoCon the actuator of choice for new bGrid projects.
Through the BLE communication channel the NovoCon actuator can receive set-points, calibration instructions, configuration settings and other information, and can return information about operational conditions. Some of this information is exchanged periodically, but some changes are communicated instantaneously.