When Westlock decided it was time to upgrade the highly successful K10 positioner, they had 14 years of data and customer feedback to draw on… and with the K20 positioner, it shows!
With over 20 improvements, upgrades and innovations, compared to its predecessor, we believe the new K20 positioner represents a giant leap for Westlock’s mission to bring ever more effective electro-pneumatic positioners to the process industries.
How does the K20 compare with the previous K10?
Designed to complete auto-calibration in just minutes and independently adjust the positioner. The K20 performs position measuring via an offset Hall Effect Sensor. An LCD display shows the results of your required calibration, viewable through the K20’s clear cover. This can be set in minutes using the simple auto-calibration to facilitate setup and commissioning.
You will find reduced commissioning times by using the K20 positioner. Also, Automation Technicians and Plant Operators will appreciate the quick learning curve.
Unlike the K10 (with which it is interchangeable), the globally certified K20 is intrinsically safe and offers switch options. These are ATEX and IECEx with the Magnum XT-90 hermetically sealed proximity switch. North America with SPDT mechanical switch V3 and Non-Incendive with P+F NJ2-V3-N inductive proximity switch – (for full datasheet click here)
At Valve & Process Solutions, we are highly impressed with the extended capabilities, ease of use and cost-effectiveness of the K20. Even as the largest stock holders of Westlock Products in the World, we don’t expect them to be spending much time on our shelves.
We can supply the K20 as a ready replacement for your current K10s. Ready to go with whichever switches you need for your environment. We can advise on, and supply, any combination of K20 plus actuator or actuator and valve. Additionally, we can advise on how you could replace any other brand of position monitor with the long list of advantages the K20 could bring to your operation.
This includes: 98% reduction in active setup time, new LCD display, simple auto-calibration available, reliable Hall Effect Sensor, iconic Westlock Beacon, new manifold allowing for closed-loop breathing, various housing material options, standard or Namur actuator mounting, globally certified as intrinsically safe as standard.