Thursday, September 1, 2016

Electric Valve Actuator - Inner Workings

electric valve actuator with manual handle Rotork IQ3
IQ3 Electric Actuator
Rotork
Rotork's IQ3 electric actuator is one of the most advanced and full featured valve actuators available today. The IQ3 incorporates many innovative features which expand its functionality, making it an advantageous choice for many industrial applications. In just the latest generation, a number of new features have been incorporated (from Rotork website).
  • New intuitive user interface
  • Advanced dual stacked display with configurable datalogger functionality
  • Toughened glass screen plus optional environmental shield
  • Setting tool with secured Bluetooth® connection
  • High reliability, solid-state controls (multi-turn variants)
  • Reduced internal wiring and connections
  • Simplified torque sensor (multi-turn variants)
  • Simple and robust absolute position sensor with high reliability and accuracy
  • New thrust base design (multi-turn variants)
  • Separable gearbox/thrust base across the range (multi-turn variants)
  • Advanced real-time status reporting
The video below provides a display of the parts assembly of an IQ3 actuator. The mechanically inclined should find it interesting. You can get more detail on the IQ3 series of actuators for every application from a product specialist. Share your valve and actuator challenges with experts and get the best available solutions.