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22 November 2018

Badger Meter has launched its new, next generation Badger smart electric valve actuator, available through Pump Engineering. The SEVA actuator is built with military grade components to withstand extreme conditions while the microprocessor-controlled linear stepper motor gives the accuracy, repeatability and reliability for precise control. 

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24 September 2018

Electric actuator specialist, AUMA, has supplied leading British valve manufacturer KOSO Kent Introl with an AUMA Seven HiMod variable speed actuator and a large GS gearbox.

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16 April 2018

For use in potentially hazardous environments, from AUMA's new SAVEx explosion-proof variable speed valve actuators for open-close duty and SARVEx multi-turn actuators for modulating duty, combined with intelligent ACVEx actuator controls, provide full control of the motor speed at any time.

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20 June 2017

EDF’s new-generation combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) in Bouchain, France, deploys electric actuators from AUMA for its challenging valve automation tasks. The plant uses a single GE 9HA gas turbine and has a generating capacity of 605 MW. With a record thermal efficiency of 62.22% the plant was rated the world’s most efficient gas-fired power plant by Guinness World Records.

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09 May 2017

Rotork IQ Actuators have been selected for an upgrade at the Rio Manso water treatment plant at Brumadinho in the south east of Brazil, which involved the building of an additional filter plant, the replacement of obsolete actuators on existing plant and the introduction of a Profibus digital control network.

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07 January 2017

A new version of the Auma SA multi-turn actuator is suitable for continuous underwater use, opening up new applications of electric actuators in water supply systems, hydropower plants, civil engineering constructions for water applications, and specific underwater applications.

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01 January 2017

In a recent contract, Rotork’s facility at Calgary has fitted IQ3 intelligent electric actuators to fifteen gate valves, sized 42", 48" and 60", and shipped them to the Suncor Fort Hills oil sands mine project in the Athabasca region of Alberta in Canada.

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01 January 2017

At the Engineering Design Show LG Motion showcased were examples of the motion control products designed and manufactured by the company as well as one of the latest technologies manufactured by one of LG Motions partners, SMAC.

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18 October 2016

Olsen Actuation has developed a fully electric rudder system that reduces the installation weight by almost 500 kg compared to similar hydraulic solutions. It also provides the pilot with invaluable real-time functional information and diagnostics, complemented by comprehensive data logging. 

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12 September 2016

AUMA has enhanced its SA/SAR actuator range with variable-speed models. Variable speed offers significant advantages in a wide variety of closed-loop and open-loop control applications, as for each change of valve position the optimum operating speed can be selected.

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10 August 2016

At the Engineering Design Show Harmonic Drive will be showcasing a range of servo actuators and gears to support design engineers in creating innovative solutions for applications across robotics, automation, medical, defence and aerospace sectors.

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15 June 2016

The proven AUMA SA/SAR range of electric actuators is now enhanced by variable-speed models, thanks to the combination of SAV/SARV .2 multi-turn actuators with intelligent ACV 01.2 actuator controls.

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25 February 2016

Following extensive testing, leading glass container manufacturers are specifying the Rotork CMA electric actuator for a critical valve control function in the glass making process. The valves are used to control the temperature and pressure in the furnaces by regulating the air and gas mixture with extreme precision.

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23 February 2016

Rotork has added a new model to its IQ range of non-intrusive intelligent electric actuators with an optimised combination of valve stem diameter acceptance and torque output to facilitate economical automation of valves and penstocks typically found in the water and effluent treatment industries.

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20 October 2015

Following an in-depth Modest Integrity Assessment (MIG), EDF Energy has approved Rotork IQ3 non-intrusive intelligent valve actuators for balance of plant applications within its nuclear power stations.

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20 October 2015

Queensgate Instruments’ latest Digital Piezo Translator (DPT) series of actuators incorporate capacitive sensors to deliver precise positioning and rapid settling.

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12 August 2015

Rotork CVA failsafe electric process valve actuators have been selected for a critical flow control application in the Australian coal mining industry.

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21 July 2015

Motion Control Products  recently introduced new ERD22 electric rod linear actuator from Tolomatic – a low-cost, versatile replacement for pneumatic cylinders and an alternative to manual processes.

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18 June 2015

Introduction of the Rotork IQT electric valve actuator brings the advanced functionality and asset management capabilities of Rotork’s 3rd generation intelligent technology to the direct-drive operation of part-turn valves.

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27 May 2015

Parker Hannifin has launched the Water Retract Actuator (WRA) for use in weld tip applications. During routine tip changes there is a risk that water can leak thus affecting manufacturing productivity.

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FEATURES

16 January 2018

AUMA UK has realigned business around the core idea of ‘Servitization’. This article by managing director, Paul Hopkins, provides an overview of the way in which the company has approached the challenges and sought to emphasise the service element of the product/service mix

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17 May 2017

A new TÜV certificate confirms that AUMA’s electric actuators have passed the most demanding corrosion protection tests and meet the requirements of EN ISO 12944-6 for corrosivity categories C5-M long (marine, coastal and offshore areas) and C5-I long (industrial areas with high humidity and aggressive atmospheres).

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20 February 2017

The valve actuator is often seen as a relatively simple device that performs a simple function, but there are significant opportunities available to the control engineer, and substantial savings to be made through clever deployment of the technology, says Paul Hopkins, managing director, AUMA UK

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16 February 2016

Sixty years ago, when Raaco started manufacturing plastic drawers and mobile storage solutions in Nykøbing Falster, Denmark, pneumatic actuators were the technology of choice for injection moulding and semi-automatic welding line automation.

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27 August 2013

Many commentators claim that electric actuation, motion and control technologies are cheaper, more environmentally friendly, more energy efficient and easier to work with. So what does the future hold for hydraulic and pneumatic technologies? Steve Sands, product manager at Festo challenges the myths that one media is more energy efficient than another.

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19 November 2012

Specifying linear motion systems isn’t the black art many engineers think it is. Mike Hughes, applications engineer at Schaeffler UK, provides some useful tips and guidance on how to select the most suitable linear actuators for single and multi-axis positioning systems.

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25 September 2012

The Borwin Alpha platform in the North Sea is the first of its type designed to convert AC power into high voltage direct current for onward transmission. It is home to fifty Rotork IQTPro intelligent electric valve actuators

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12 May 2016

New Compact Linear Motor available from LG Motion

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18 February 2013

Exlar FT Series force tube actuators use a planetary roller screw mounted inside a telescoping tube mechanism. The follower is attached to the moveable force tube,which then extends and retracts as the screw rotates. An external motor (supplied by Exlar or the customer) provides the rotational force.

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13 May 2016

UniSlide Linear Slides from LG Motion – tried and tested linear motion products

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10 June 2013

Increases profitability for manufacturers; enables production of more product in same amount of time

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13 May 2016

LG Motion launch new improved roller guideway MR 4S from Schneeberger

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15 February 2013

Industry’s Most Compact All-In-One Linear & Rotary Motion Actuators

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13 May 2016

Looking for a compact low cost linear positioning stage? LG Motion has the answer with XSlide™

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13 May 2016

Schneeberger’s MINISCALE miniature linear motions guideways with position feedback now available from LG Motion Ltd

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12 May 2016

Alan Gustar – King of the Unislides at LG Motion

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13 May 2016

LG Motion launch new fully integrated microstep motor controller from Arcus technology

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18 February 2013

If you need a custom design, Exlar’s Application Engineering department will work with you to engineer a solution specifically tailored to your application.

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