The compact positioner Type 8692 is optimized for integrated mounting on the pneumatic actuators in the process valve series Type 23xx/2103 and is specially designed for the requirements of a hygienic process environment. The control air channel is integrated in the actuator without external tubings. The easy handling and the selection of additional software functions are done either on a big graphic display with backlight and keypad or over the COMMUNICATOR. The positioner registers the valve position without deterioration through a contact-free, analogue position sensor. The control of single or double-acting actuators is done without internal air consumption. With integrated diagnostic functions operation conditions of the control valve can be monitored. Through status signals, valve diagnostic messages are transmitted according to NAMUR NE107 and recorded as history entries. The housing is easy to clean and features proven IP protection and chemically resistant materials for use in hygienic processing, in food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Combined with Bürkert ELEMENT actuators the unique pilot valve system enables a compressed air recycling that avoids actuator chambers contamination from the environment.