Automation in the process industry is increasingly commonplace these days. Actuators provide the ability for valves to operate at the push of a button
The reason for this requirement could be the remote location of a valve, its size, for synchronisation of multiple valves or for security to prevent any potential misuse.
BM Engineering stock quarter-turn actuators, which suit (but are not limited to) our ball valves & butterfly valves. We have the ability to add control and indication features such as position feedback and Namur solenoid valves.
We also have in-house testing facilities for AS-i, Exi & 4-20mA control valves. Various other types of actuated valves are available on request, such as angle seat valves, globe valves, diaphragm valves, 3-way valves as well as electrically actuated valves.
Actuated Valves Brands
One of the leading brands for pneumatic actuators, offering a range of cost-effective solutions for the most complicated flow requirements, including diverting and multi-port flow applications.
Their unique adjustable dual-travel stops provide the greatest degree of control in the industry at ±10 degrees on each end of the stroke.
The Bürkert range of actuators includes rotary and linear actuators controlled either pneumatically, or electrically.
The linear actuators are commonly fitted to the Bürkert Angle Seat Control Valves for high temperature or steam applications, and the rotary actuators can be fitted to most quarter-turn valves depending on the size and application details.
Watch this video from Bürkert Fluid Control Systems on how to choose an actuator your application.
In the past people would manually operate valves. Not only does this require someone in attendance to adjust the valve using a direct or geared mechanism attached to the valve stem, but it can also be dangerous for the person in question when working with larger scale valves. Actuated valves allow a valve to be adjusted remotely, or allow rapid operation of large valves while keeping workers safe.
There are an array of actuated valves to choose from, however here at BME we recommend Max Air Technology’s MT Series rack and pinion actuators. Max Air are one of the leading brands for pneumatic actuators, offering a range of cost-effective solutions for the most complicated flow requirements, including diverting and multi-port flow applications. The MT Series rack and pinion actuators feature a slimmer body design while maintaining extensive options for easy valve integration, flexible customisation and reliable operation. They offer the following features and benefits:
- Compact design.
- NAMUR mounting.
- Patented ±10° adjustment.
- Rugged tooth design.
- Stainless steel fasteners