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Technical Instructions

Document No. 155-182P25


EA 599-6
Rev. 4, February, 2001

Flowrite EA 599 Series


SQX Electronic Valve Actuator
24 Vac, Proportional Control

EA0436R1
Description The Flowrite EA 599 Series SQX electronic valve actuator requires a 24 Vac supply
and receives a 0 to 10 Vdc or a 4 to 20 mA control signal to proportionally control a
valve. This actuator is designed to work with Flowrite VF 599 Series Siemens Building
Technologies standard valves with a 3/4-inch (20 mm) stroke.

Features Direct-coupled installation requires no special tools or adjustments


Visual and electronic stroke indication
Die-cast aluminum lower housing and yoke
Manual override
Self-lubricating bearing and gear train
Automatic calibration
Automatic duty cycle protection
Electro-mechanical switches protect components from overload and stall conditions
Maintenance-free

Application These electronic actuators are designed to be used with Flowrite VF 599 Series valves
and Siemens Building Technologies standard valves with 3/4-inch (20 mm) stroke in
liquid service and steam service applications. They are particularly recommended for
installations requiring quick response and good rangeability.

Product Number SQX62U (Actuator Code 271)

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Technical Instructions SQX Electronic Valve Actuator 24 Vac, Proportional Control
Document Number 155-182P25
Rev. 4, February, 2001

Specifications Operating voltage 24 Vac 20%


Frequency 50/60 Hz
Power supply Power consumption 18 VA

Control signals Control input (Y) Control output (U)

Voltage 0 to 10 Vdc Voltage 0 to 10 Vdc


Current 0.1 mA maximum Current 0.5 mA maximum
Control input (R) Control output (U)
Current 4 to 20 mA Current 4 to 20 mA
Max. impedance 250 Ohms Max. impedance 250 Ohms
Function Nominal stroke 3/4-inch (20 mm)
Run time 35 seconds
Nominal Force 150 lbs. (700N)
Agency certification C-UL certified to Canadian standard
C22.2 No. 24-93

Ambient conditions Ambient temperature


Operation 5F to 131F (-15C to 55C)
Transport and storage -22F to 149F (-30F to 65 F)
Ambient humidity 0 to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Media temperature to 285F (140C)
Housing NEMA Rating NEMA 1 (interior only)
See Accessories.
Miscellaneous Conduit opening 1/2-inch NPSM
Dimensions See Figure 18.
Weight 3.5 lbs. (1.6 kg)

Accessories NOTE: Installation instructions are included with each accessory.


599-00417 Packing Heating Element.
The packing heating element allows the
stem to move freely in valves that control
fluids at temperatures below 32F (0C). It
EA0393R1

prevents ice crystal formation on the stem


that may damage the packing.
Operating Voltage 24 Vac
Figure 1. Packing Heating Element.
Heating Output 20 W
FZA61.11 Manual High Signal Selection
60
40
Unit.

20 80 This unit is used for manual control or


remote setting of minimum positions of
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controlled devices. It is suitable for flush


100
%
panel mounting only.

Control signal 0 to 10 Vdc


Figure 2. Manual High Signal
Selection Unit.

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Accessories, 599-10071 Weather Shield
Continued
See Service Kits for replacement UV
resistant cable ties.

EA0853R1

Figure 3. Weather Shield.


Plastic wiring compartment cover 4 104 5575 8
Service Kits
Ultraviolet (UV) resistant cable ties (pkg. of 10) 538-996
Table 1. Circuit Board Replacement.
Actuator Date Code Kit number
SQX62U All 4 431 5543 8
Previous models
SQX61 Before 930615 698-080
SQX61 After 930615 698-081
SQX61U After 930615 698-081

SQX
Details

MANUAL
OVERRIDE
KNOB

STEM
RETAINER STEM
POSITION
INDICATOR
STEM
RETAINER
SCREWS (2)
YOKE
SCREW
ACTUATOR (2)
YOKE
EA0398R1

LOCK SCREW

Figure 4. SQX Details.

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Technical Instructions SQX Electronic Valve Actuator 24 Vac, Proportional Control
Document Number 155-182P25
Rev. 4, February, 2001
Operation The actuator accepts a 0 to 10 Vdc or 4 to 20 mA control signal and a microprocessor
produces a stroke proportional to the input signal. The microprocessor controls a stepper
motor that, in turn, drives a rack and pinion gear linkage.

The microprocessor contains a pre-programmed slope calculated on the nominal 20 mm


stroke. Once the actuator has run from the selected intercept point to the fully open or
closed mechanical stop, the microprocessor calculates a new slope determined by the
actual stroke.

NOTE: When power is first applied or restored after a power failure, the actuator stem
automatically moves to establish the selected stroke intercept point.

For a Normally Closed or three-way mixing valve (with stem up to close the control
port), the actuator moves to the factory set "0" position. The actuator runs on a pre-
programmed slope until the first time it reaches a mechanical stop at fully open. At
this point, the microprocessor calibrates a new slope determined by the actual
stroke. The slope and intercept now correspond to the actual valve stroke of 0 to 10
Vdc.

For a factory assembled Normally Open valve, the actuator moves to the 1 position.
See Start-Up to confirm this position. The actuator runs on a pre-programmed slope
until the first time it reaches a mechanical stop at fully open. At this point, the
microprocessor calibrates a new slope determined by the actual stroke. The slope
and intercept now correspond to the actual valve stroke of 0 to 10 Vdc. When power
is turned off or in the event of a power failure, the actuator maintains its position.

0 10 Vdc

4 20 mA
0
STROKE

EA0438R1
EA0439R1

1 A B

Figure 6.
Figure 5.
The control signal moves the actuator stem
outward and inward.

3/4 in.
(20mm)
EA0426R1

Figure 7. Valve Stem Travel.


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SQX Electronic Valve Actuator 24 Vac, Proportional Control Technical Instructions
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Operation,
Continued
If the ambient temperature drops below 32F (0C), the microprocessor pulses small
Motor Heating amounts of power to keep the motor lubricant in a fluid state. This does not move the
actuator position.

Speed Control To avoid overheating the stepper motor, the microprocessor will switch from full speed to
step and rest mode (a small step and approximately one-second rest).

Position Indication The actuator position indicated by the position output signal U is calculated by counting
motor steps. For this reason, the actuator runs to the 0 (for NC) or 1 (for NO) position
when the current is switched on to establish the selected intercept point.

After a manual override operation, the position indication may be inaccurate. Command
the actuator to the 0 (for NC) or 1 (for NO) position to reset the intercept value and
recalibrate the position feedback signal.

Manual Operation

PR
ES
S
EA0424R1

Figure 8. The Manual Override Knob.

Press and turn the manual override knob for manual operation. Clockwise moves the
stem retainer toward 0; counterclockwise moves the stem retainer towards 1.

NOTE: Keep the knob pressed down as you turn.

Each complete revolution (360) is equal to a 1/4-inch (7 mm) stroke.

If a signal is sent to the actuator, while the manual override knob is pressed down, the
stem retainer will not move and the position feedback signal will not be accurate.

Automatic operation The actuator will return to automatic operation when the manual override knob is
released. The position indication may be inaccurate. Command the actuator to the 0 (for
NC) or 1 (for NO) position to reset the intercept value.

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Mounting and
Installation

Not allowed with the


Weather Shield
Not allowed in
any circumstance
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Figure 9. Acceptable Mounting Positions.

The vertical position is the recommended position for mounting. Figure 9 shows the
acceptable mounting positions.

Allow four inches (100 mm) around the sides and back of the actuator and eight inches
(200 mm) above and to the front of the actuator. This service envelope is the minimum
space required to access and service the actuator. See Figure 20 for actuator
dimensions and the recommended service envelope.

Detailed installation instructions for field mounting are shipped with the actuator.

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Start-Up SWITCH NORMALLY CLOSED NORMALLY OPEN

Characteristic Eq % Lin. Eq % Lin.

2
ON

ON
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1
Intercept @1 @0 @1 @0

Figure 10. DIP Switch Setting.

Switch 1: Intercept point

The factory set position of OFF is appropriate for Normally Closed or three-way mixing
valves with stem up to close the control port.

Select the ON position for a Normally Open valve with stem up to open the control port.

Switch 2: Characteristic

Do not change the characteristic switch. It is factory set at OFF. The proper flow
characteristic is designed into the Flowrite 599 series valve.

NOTE: Set the actuator switches as specified. These switches do not reverse the
action from NO to NC or vice versa. The valve body assembly determines the
complete assembly action.

Check the wiring for proper connections.

Normally Closed Valve Increasing the control signal moves the stem retainer outward (0 to 1): Valve opens.

Decreasing the control signal moves the stem retainer inward (1 to 0): Valve closes.

Normally Open Valve Increasing the control signal moves the stem retainer outward (0 to 1): Valve closes.

Decreasing the control signal moves the stem retainer inward (1 to 0): Valve opens.

Three Way Valve Increasing the control signal moves the stem retainer outward (0 to 1): Valve opens
between port NC and C.

Decreasing the control signal moves the stem retainer inward (1 to 0): Valve opens
between ports NO and C.

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Rev. 4, February, 2001

Wiring Do not use auto transformers. Use earth ground isolating step-down Class 2 power
supplies.

Determine supply transformer rating by summing total VA of all actuators used.

The maximum rating for Class 2 step-down transformer is 100 VA. Since the SQX62U
actuator requires 18 VA, one transformer can power a maximum of five actuators.
Operating more than five SQX62U actuators requires additional transformers or separate
100 VA power supplies.

EA0153R1
Figure 11. Connecting Terminals.
G, G0 Operating voltage 24 Vac
G System Potential (SP)
G0 System Neutral (SN)
Y Control input 0 to 10 Vdc
R Input for 4 to 20 mA
M Measuring neutral
U Output for 0 to 10 Vdc or 4 to 20 mA measuring voltage (matches the
input signal)

Wiring Diagrams SP 4-20 mA


G

Y(1,2,3) I Y G0
I
I

N1 R1 P1 K1
24V~

G Y R M U
EA0444R1

G0 Y1
SN

Figure 12. Wiring for Applications.


K1 On/Off switch P1 Indicating unit
N1 Controller R1 Remote setting unit 4
to 20 mA
Y1 Actuator

The diagram shows all possible connections. The application determines which
connections are used.

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Wiring Diagrams,
Continued

Figure 13. Wiring to Point Termination Modules PTM6.2Y10S and PTM6.2U10 with 0 to 10 Vdc Signal.

HOT

24 VAC 120 VAC


NEUT
1 2 3 4

G G0
5 6 7 8

2 1 2Y 420

U R M Y

CAUTION:
Modules must be in the
same field panel.

U R M Y
1 2 3 4

5 6 7 8

2 1 2I 420

G G0

NEUT

24 VAC 120 VAC


EA0169R2

HOT

EARTH GROUND ISOLATING CLASS 2


TRANSFORMER FOR 24 VAC POWER

Figure 14. Wiring to Point Termination Modules PTM6.2Y420 and PTM6.2I420 with 4 to 20 mA Signal.

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Document Number 155-182P25
Rev. 4, February, 2001

Wiring Diagrams, Continued

+ + Y R
MAX 10 DEVICES PER AOV

- - GO M
R R R
M M M G U

U U U

+ Y Y Y + Y R

- GO GO GO - GO M MAX
100 VA

G G G G U

MAX 100 VA
+ + Y R

- - GO M

G U

24 24
NEUT NEUT
AO V BOARD VAC AO V BOARD VAC

EARTH GROUND EARTH GROUND


ISOLATING CLASS 2 POWER
EA0167R2

EA0168R1
ISOLATING CLASS 2 POWER
TRANSFORMER FOR TRANSFORMER FOR
24 VAC POWER 24 VAC POWER

Figure 15. SCU Wiring Diagram for SQX in Series with Figure 16. SCU Wiring Diagram for SQX in
0 to 10 Vdc Signal. Parallel with 0 to 10 Vdc Signal.

Accessories G (SP) 1

G Y
24V~ 20W
EA0184R1

G0 Y9
EA0480R1

GO (SN) 2

Figure 17. Packing Heating Element Figure 18. Manual High Signal Selection
599-00417. Unit FZA61.11.

Troubleshooting Check that the wires are connected correctly and attached securely.

Check for adequate power supply.

If the actuator moves erratically in very small steps, check that it is receiving adequate
power.

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Dimensions 11-1/4
(285)

8-13/16
(224)

4-13/16 4-13/16
(122) (122)
2-9/16
(65)

4-1/2
(114)
1-15/16
9-3/8 (49)
(232)
12-7/8
(327)
3/4
(19)

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5
(126)

Figure 19. Dimensions of the 599.10071 Weather Shield.

NOTE: The top 5 - 17/32 27/32 3 - 9/16


knockout position (140) (21) (90)
should be used when
installing the Weather
Shield.
4 - 3/16
(110)

KNOCKOUTS (3)
FOR STANDARD
8 - 7/8 1/2" CONDUIT
(226) CONNECTOR
EAO399R1

Figure 20. Dimensions of SQX.

Service Envelope Minimum access space recommended

four inches (100 mm) eight inches (200 mm)

Information in this publication is based on current specifications. The company reserves the right to make changes in specifications and models as
design improvements are introduced. Other product or company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
2001 Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.
Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. Your feedback is important to us. If you have Document No. 155-182P25
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Information in this publication is based on current specifications. The company reserves the right to make changes in specifications and models as
design improvements are introduced. 2000 Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.
Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. Your feedback is important to us. If you have Document No. 155-182P25
Landis & Staefa Division comments about this document, please send Printed in the U.S.A.
1000 Deerfield Parkway them to technical.editor@sbt.siemens.com Page 12
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-4513
U.S.A.