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Crouzet's Modulating Linear Motor with Integrated Safety

Helps Meet Green Initiative to Save Natural Resources and Reduce Costs

VISTA, Calif. - The Department of Energy has mandated that resource limiting products be installed on new designs by the end of 2012. OEMs and manufacturers are finding Crouzet's Linear Motor Series a solution in helping reach that goal.

The linear motor offered by Crouzet, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), provides varying gas flow control instead of straight on/off control. Today's typical gas furnace has a shutoff valve whereby gas output is either fully on or fully off, no matter the usage required. By incorporating the Crouzet modulating device into furnaces and other types of gas-burning products, gas flow can be controlled and dispensed in varying amounts so that fuel is burned at a slower or faster rate as needed. This results in improved burning efficiency, saving energy and reducing pollution. Typical applications include gas heaters, gas fireplaces, gas boilers, and other types of equipment that use gas valve control.

"With increasing regulations for a greener earth, we believe the Crouzet Motor provides an excellent solution for OEMs and manufacturers in designing more energy efficient gas controlled products," says Todd Ervin, Crouzet Regional Sales Manager. "Not only does the motor improve energy efficiency, it also provides an integrated safety feature unique to the market."

The Crouzet Linear Motor incorporates motor, valve body, plunger and safety spring all in one unit as compared to other products on the market where these functions are provided only as separate components. This offers OEMs reduced inventory as well as streamlined packaging for designing smaller footprint products.

The Crouzet motor features highly accurate regulation of the linear stepper motor that allows replacement of two electromagnets per channel, and requires only one channel to control the global range of flow (0.6m3/h to 6 m3/h). The stepper motor configuration also features a rapid response and a dual safety system that combines the regulation and fail safe function into one. This allows the motor to switch off the valve and stop the gas flow in less than 10 ms. The integrated spring loaded safety feature also provides shut-off in case there is an electrical failure or other type of programmed failure mode. Other outstanding characteristics of the new series include low noise, customization to specific application requirements, and certification to EN161 safety standards.

The Crouzet Linear Motor Series is available with standard delivery of 8 to 10 weeks. For more information, contact Crouzet, 2320 Paseo de Las Americas, Suite 201, San Diego, California 92154 USA, Toll-free: (800) 677-5311; E-mail: CRZ-NA.Motors@crouzet.com, Web: www.crouzet.com. View Technical details.

About Crouzet:

For over 50 years, Crouzet Automatismes, the automation control component manufacturer, has offered complete motorization solutions: motors, DC geared motors, brushless motors and geared motors, motorization solutions, electronic cards, synchronous motors, stepper motors, linear motors, voice coil actuators, etc.
These products are particularly suitable for use in medical equipment, valves, pumps, access control (barrier, turnstile, lift doors, etc), water treatment, billboards, etc. www.crouzet.com

About Custom Sensors & Technologies:

Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) is a specialist in sensing, control and motion products. Through its brands, BEI Kimco, BEI Sensors, BEI PSSC, Crouzet, Crydom, Kavlico, Newall and Systron Donner Inertial, CST offers customizable, reliable and efficient components for mission-critical systems in Aerospace & Defense, Transportation, Energy & Infrastructures, Commercial & Industrial OEMs, Medical, Food and Beverage and Building Equipment markets.

Focused on premium value offers and committed to excellence, CST, with 4,700 employees worldwide and sales of $660M US in 2011, is the dependable and adaptable partner for the most demanding customers. www.cstsensors.com

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