Solid state actuators include powerful functionality

14th September 2016
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Solid state actuators include powerful functionality

Thermoplastic industry-breakthrough has been introduced by GF Piping Systems with the new completely digital Electric Actuator Series Type EA25-250. These compact new actuators feature all solid state electronics and powerful functionality that includes limit switches, optical position indicator with LED status monitoring, middle position, and much more as part of the standard package.

Jeffrey Sixsmith, GF Piping Systems Product Manager for Valves & Actuation commented: “With functions like limit switches and LED indication included as standard, and all of them digitally controlled, customers will really appreciate the ease in set-up and operation as well what is genuinely a seamless replacement.”

Featuring complete modularity, the new actuators can automate a wide range of ball and butterfly valves in applications such as chemical processing, water treatment and refrigeration. Designed specifically to operate valves with a rotating angle from 90-180°, the new EA series delivers nominal torques ranging from 10-100Nm and peak torques ranging from 25-250Nm. A clear display with LED indicators enable fast and easy reading of valve position and actuator status at a glance, whether in low light conditions or from a distance.

Other key actuator functions included in the standard package are: choice of internally powered or externally powered fail-safe return, seven segment error code display, programmable middle position, three position feedback, an internal heating element to prevent condensation, and chemically resistant polypropylene housing. Additionally, a variety of smart accessories can be easily added for even further automation possibilities.

The EA25-250 design is extremely easy for existing customers to migrate from mechanical to digital control with a simple drop-in-replacement.

"Customers will find this a true 'backwards compatible' product as the new digital model has the same exact wiring, footprint, and mounting as our previous mechanical actuator model,” explained Sixsmith. "New customers will find an easy purchasing decision in choosing a solid-state push-button device over actuators with older mechanical technology that require cams and switches."

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