Linear stroke electric actuators and rotary stroke electric actuators are suitable for use on our valves.
Linear Stroke Electric Actuators
Linear stroke electric actuators such as our CE approved MF-63000 series mount directly on the valve body. No linkage is required for valves of 2 inch or smaller size. These are floating control units that stay in position when power is removed. The MF-63123 can be converted to full proportional control with the addition of a plug-in analog input board.
Rotary Stroke Box Style Actuators
Rotary stroke actuators such as our cUL approved EA series box style units are the most common form used for valves. The rotary action is converted to a linear stroke by the linkage kit. Only actuators with a 180° stroke can be used. These actuators must be coupled to a stem-up open valve body. Attempting to use these with stem-up closed valve bodies will result in physical damage.
The actuators in the selection table below can be used on valve assemblies. For details on the actuator specifications, consult the actuator section of this catalog. All actuators may be ordered as components and assembled to the valve body component using the appropriate linkage kit component. However, actuators with a three-digit Actuator code below may also be ordered as complete valve assemblies. These actuators are identified as part of an available factory assembly by using the (1) three digit Actuator code in place of the “000” and (2) the Control Form code for an assembled valve in place of the “VB” (valve body only) code in the complete valve assembly model code.