Product News: Mechanical Power Transmission

Electric Actuators meet critical applications requirements.

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July 29, 2014 - To ensure operation during power failure, Safe & Secure series features battery backup system sized to fit inside actuator enclosure. Built-in power supply is field adjustable with fail closed, fail open, or operational (open-close) modes. Supplied in NEMA 4, 4X, or 7 enclosures, actuators have output torque range of 400–1,500 lb-in. Supply voltages include 120 Vac, 220 Vac, 24 Vdc, and 12 Vdc, and available options include positioners, speed controls, timers, and position transmitters.

Bi-Torq, Div. of AVK Carbo-Bond, Inc.

1N050 Linlar Dr., Lafox, IL, 60147, USA

Original Press Release

New Electric Actuators for Critical Applications

Press release date: July 28, 2014

BI-TORQ© Valve Automation has added an electric actuator to its automated lineup. The new Safe & Secure series was designed as a cost-effective solution for critical applications.

Previous solutions to ensuring actuator operation during power failure included costly spring return actuators that only failed back to a default position or bulky battery back-up systems that required separate enclosures and extra wiring. The Safe & Secure series eliminates all that with its standout feature, a compact battery backup system that is small enough to fit inside the actuator enclosure. The built-in power supply is field adjustable with fail closed, fail open or operational (open-close) modes, making it a perfect fit for your critical automation needs.

The actuators have an output torque range of 400 through 1500 inch pounds and are available in NEMA 4, 4X, or 7 enclosures. Supply voltages include 120VAC, 220VAC, 24VDC, and 12VDC. Options include positioners, speed controls, timers, and position transmitters.

While the actuators are available as a BI-TORQ® Valve Automation valve package, and are ideally suited for our fire safe or sanitary valve series, the actuators are also available as retrofit packages with a Carbo-Bond mounting kit. The custom kits allow the actuators to be easily adapted to just about any existing valve in the field.

BI-TORQ® Valve Automation, now in its 20th year, started with a single line of pneumatic rack and pinion actuators. The company has grown tremendously since then and now offers a full line of automated ball and butterfly valve packages, actuators and valves for retrofits, as well as, a suite of safety products including fire safe fusible link assemblies, spring return handles, and fusible plugs. BI-TORQ® Valve Automation’s parent company, AVK Carbo-Bond, is a family-owned business specializing in valve mounting kits, stem extensions, lock-out kits, and customized solutions such as butterfly valve tee linkages and tandem mounting kits.

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