New Technology: Belimo’s New 6-way Electronic Pressure Independent Valve & ZIP-BT-NFC Gateway


Belimo has just announced their release of two new products, the 6-way electronic Pressure Independent Valve (ePIV) with Near Field Communication (NFC) and the new ZIP-BT-NFC Gateway.  Continue reading for more information on both products. 

6-wayBelimo’s new 6-way Electronic Pressure Independent Valve (ePIV) with Near Field Communication (NFC)

Now available, the Belimo 6-way pressure independent characterized control valve is the only one of its kind and is ideal for chilled beams & radiant ceilings. This compact valve has the functionality of up to four 2-way control valves saving space, material and installation time while providing true flow measurement.

The valve reacts to any change in pressure; the actuator logic with True Flow feedback modulates the valve to maintain the heating and cooling flow setpoint for sequence 1 and 2. Flow setpoint is with BACnet or Modbus communication, or with a single analog 2-10 VDC control signal. Flow setting for sequence 1 and 2 is adjustable with NFC. NFC allows for fast programming, commissioning and troubleshooting; even when the actuator is without power, it can be programmed. Simply download and install the Belimo Assistant app to your Smartphone from the Apple Store (Belimo gateway part# ZIP-BT-NFC is required) or on Google Play. Align the Smartphone over the actuator to access data and write new program values to the actuator.6w_epiv_hp_ad16

The Belimo 6-way pressure independent control valves feature heating and cooling circuits which are hydronically decoupled because of the innovative ball design. Each sequence is controlled individually by the rotary movement of the actuator. The valve provides zero percent leakage in the closed position preventing energy losses, improves efficiency, and helps reduce operating costs.


  • One valve performs change over and modulating control for single coil 4 pipe system providing less system maintenance.
  • Support different flow requirements of both hot and chilled water with one valve (one valve multiple GPM’s possible).
  • True close-off to isolate both heating and cooling loops providing system efficiency.
  • Less power consumption with using only one valve and actuator assembly.
  • Reduced installation cost by using only one coil for heating and cooling.
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) allows fast programming, commissioning and troubleshooting – even when the actuator is not powered it can be programmed
  • Enhanced communication with BACnet MS/TP, and Modbus RTU provide superior application data access.
  • True flow accuracy of ±2% with an ultrasonic flow meter.



Belimo released the ZIP-BT-NFC gateway which enables NFC using your iPhone on select Belimo actuators. The iPhone requires the gateway because it does not have “open” Near Field Communication capabilities. Data transmission is wireless over Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) and NFC connection via the gateway and actuator. The ZIP-BT-NFC gateway includes a USB 2.0 cable Type A to Micro B charging port with a non-replaceable rechargeable battery. Bluetooth communication occurs after the gateway undergoes a one-time pairing with the Smartphone. Align the gateway to the actuator to provide communication from a distance up to 16 feet. A suction film surface adhered to the back side of the enclosure allows temporary mounting to the actuator. Communication allows fast programming, commissioning, and troubleshooting.  Programming the actuator can be done even when the actuator is without power. 

  • Application
    • Bluetooth® to NFC converter for a temporary wireless operation of Belimo
      devices with an NFC interface. E.g., with the Smartphone Assistant App. on
      the iPhone.
  • Operation
    • The operating mode is point-to-point for use with both powered and nonpowered Belimo products.
  • Limitations of Use
    • The ZIP-BT-NFC cannot be used in areas where the use of wireless transmitters is prohibited. 
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility
    • This product satisfies all standards and regulations relating to operation in the defined field of application.

Interested in Belimo’s new 6-way Electronic Pressure Independent Valve with Near Field Communication or the new ZIP-BT-NFC Gateway? Contact Tower Equipments Professionals today for pricing, information, or with any questions you may have at:




Tower Equipment

  1. mezo left a comment on March 28, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Thɑnk you ɑ bunch fߋr sharing thiis with aⅼl of us yоu actսally recognise what уou are speaking
    аpproximately! Bookmarked. Kindly alѕo seek advice from my site =).

    We will һave a hyperlink trade arrangement ƅetween us

  2. Johnson Aly left a comment on March 31, 2018 at 7:50 am

    I was woindering if you ever considered changing the page layout oof your website?
    Its very well written; I loive what youve got to
    say. But maybe you could a litttle more in the way of content so people could connect
    with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having
    one or two images. Maybe you could space it out better?

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *