Automation System operates rotary on-off valves.

Press Release Summary:

Offering plug-and-play installation, CINTAC(TM) Advanced Automation System includes diagnostics, digital bus communication capabilities, and automated on-line emergency shutdown testing. Rack-and-pinion actuator features ISO 5211 interface for compatibility with any ¼ turn valve, and position sensing is done by contact-free magnetic resistive sensor. Accepting ac or dc input, sealed system is protected from corrosion and short-circuiting due to moisture.

Original Press Release:

METSO Automation Launches CINTAC(TM) Advanced Automation System

Simplifies and reduces cost of automating rotary on-off valves.

Northborough, Mass. (November 28, 2005) - Metso Automation's new CINTAC(TM) Advanced Automation System simplifies and reduces the cost of automating rotary on-off valves. The new CINTAC system merges Jamesbury® actuator expertise with StoneL® advanced communication and control system technology and eliminates the need to engineer, procure and assemble separate rack and pinion actuators, switches, solenoid valves, linkages, tubes, and fittings.

The CINTAC Advanced Automation System has been designed as a cost-effective platform with field-proven components. Designed to support future growth, the system includes advanced diagnostics, digital bus communication capabilities and automated on-line emergency shutdown testing. Users benefit from intelligent reliability, plug and play installation, as well as many unique standard features that make the system easier to use, install and maintain.

The heart of the system is a rugged, field proven rack and pinion actuator with ISO 5211 interface for compatibility with any quarter turn valve. Position sensing is done by a contact-free magnetic resistive (Mag Res) sensor with no mechanical parts or connections to wear out or bind. It is not affected by lateral or vertical shaft movement. Push button switch setting allows for true contact-free position setting and eliminates having to set cams.

The unit is completely sealed and protected from corrosion and short-circuiting due to moisture. Its solid-state circuitry assures the longevity of switches. The unit accepts either AC or DC input voltage for easy adaptation to existing power and it eliminates the potential for burned-out electronics. An additional benefit of the universal power input is reduced inventory (one unit meets most power needs).
Leak-free integral air porting further improves the unit's reliability by eliminating crimping or bending of tubing, leaking fittings, and worn or broken hoses. A built-in spring-return re-breather automatically feeds clean instrument air to the spring housing to prevent water ingress and internal corrosion. The CINTAC(TM) systems construction allows all critical components to be easily accessible through a removable cover.

The CINTAC Advanced Automation System operates at temperatures ranging from -4° F to +150° F and pressures to 120 PSI. Units with a low temperature option to -40° F are also available. The system is also available as non-incendive for general purpose and Class I & II Div. 2 applications; explosion proof for Class I & II Div. 1 and 2 areas; or intrinsically safe for Class I & II Div. 1 and 2 areas using IS wiring.
The CINTAC system is part of Metso Automation's Field Device Management portfolio of products and services for improving process uptime and quality while lowering operation and maintenance costs.

For more information, contact Metso Automation, 44 Bearfoot Road, Northborough, MA 01532. Phone: 1-800-582-2560.

About Metso Automation
Jamesbury is a Metso Automation brand. Metso Automation specializes in automation and information management application networks and systems, field control technology, and life cycle performance services. Its main customers are the pulp and paper, rock and minerals processing industries, as well as power and hydrocarbon industries.
Metso Automation operates worldwide and has sales and customer support units in 36 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia, and Africa. In 2004, Metso Automation's net sales were EUR 535 million. The number of employees totals approximately 3,300. For more information about Metso Automation, please visit

Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems, as well as know-how and aftermarket services. The corporation's core businesses are fiber and paper technology (Metso Paper), rock and mineral processing (Metso Minerals), and automation and control technology (Metso Automation). In 2004, the net sales of Metso Corporation were approximately EUR 4 billion and the personnel totaled approximately 22,000. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges. For more information about Metso Corporation, please visit
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