Most actuators require mechanical linkage kits specifically designed to couple them to the valve bodies. Several varieties of linkage kits are available to match the valve bodies to our range of actuators for various applications. Complete assembly instructions are supplied with each kit
Complete Valve Assemblies
Complete valve assemblies consist of a valve body and selected actuator, coupled by a matching linkage kit. Usually customers order the body, actuator and linkage kit individually and easily assemble their own valve assemblies. However, among the many possible combinations of bodies, actuators and linkages, there are several standard ones that may be ordered from the factory as completely pre-assembled valve assemblies.
Valve Model Code
Refer to the sample valve model code below for the format to use when specifying model numbers. When valve bodies only are being specified, the Control Form field will always be specified as "VB" and the Actuator field will always be "000". When a complete factory assembled valve is being specified, the Control Form field will change to one of five options (VA, VC, VF, VP, or VS), depending upon the type of control action delivered by the selected actuator. The actuator and matching linkage for this Control Form are then identified in the Actuator field by replacing the "000" with a prescribed three-digit code identifier for the selected combination. This three-digit code is only used when specifying available factory assembled valves. A description of available 3-digit codes for the Actuator field, which specifies factory assembled valves is given in the Valve Assembly Tables.