Valve Specialist, Staccato Technologies, Joins Kvaser's Technical Associate Program

Kvaser CAN interfaces provide programming link for advanced valve positioning control technology

Staccato Technologies, a Swedish valve producer and newly appointed Kvaser Technical Associate, has chosen Kvaser Leaf Light Controller Area Network (CAN) to USB interfaces to package with a new product for fine pneumatic actuator control.

Staccato Technologies’ unique digitally controlled valve technology combines the precision and speed of electric motor-controlled actuation with the low-cost simplicity and speed of installation of pneumatic control. The company’s latest product, the flexible positioning unit (FPU), contains high-speed valves, control electronics and embedded software. Analog position signals are sent to the unit, which performs the calculations and controls position automatically to an accuracy of 0.1mm.

Kvasers’s Leaf Light is used by Staccato to communicate between their PC-based software and the CAN-based operating system in the FPU, during testing and whenever parameters are changed. It is also supplied as part of an advanced package for FPU users who wish to modify settings, such as speed, force and acceleration, in the firmware.

Fleming Pedersen Dambo, CEO of Staccato Technologies, commented: “Pneumatic actuators are traditionally only used between end positions, as they are hard to control, but Staccato’s patented valves overcome this issue to the extent that many industrial automation companies are now replacing more expensive AC servo motors with our solution.”

Apart from the control of standard pneumatic actuators, the FPU can also control finger position and force on pneumatic grippers, rotation angle and torque on rotary actuators, plus position, force and speed on rodless actuators. And aside from industrial control, the FPU can be applied in certain automotive situations, such as the control of individual valves on retarder brakes for heavy vehicles and construction equipment.

The FPU can be seen in action at Staccato Technologies’ Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChD2QXuo_6YD_Ej_eIu4ekQ/videos. To find out more, visit www.staccatotech.se or email info@staccatotech.se.

About Kvaser: Kvaser is a world-leading CAN development company. We provide advanced CAN solutions to engineers designing and deploying systems in areas as wide-ranging as transportation (including electric vehicles), industrial automation, avionics, construction equipment, building automation, domestic appliances, marine, medical, military, railway, telecoms, textiles and more.

Kvaser is headquartered in Mölndal, Sweden, with regional offices in Mission Viejo, CA, in the United States and in Shanghai, China. Kvaser AB also has a global network of highly knowledgeable Qualified Resellers and Technical Associates. To find the nearest Kvaser supplier to you, please visit https://www.kvaser.com/products-services/where-to-buy/

More information is available at www.kvaser.com.

About Staccato Technologies: Staccato Technologies design and build digital controls and valves for pneumatic actuator positioning, as well as high-speed valves for liquids, air blow and sorting applications. Applications include factory automation, heavy-duty vehicles, Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve control and pneumatic motor control.

Staccato also supplies pneumatic components, position sensors and CAN-communication components.

More information is available at www.staccatotech.se.

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For media enquiries, please contact:

Jesse Paliotto, Director of Marketing at Kvaser AB
​Tel: 001 949 236 4620   
Email: jp@kvaser.com

Vanessa Knivett, Kvaser Media Relations
​Tel: 0033 (0) 618 609 287   
​Email: vk@kvaser.com

Source: Kvaser AB

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