Actuated Solutions improves on next generation electric quarter turn actuator with failsafe option



The UK’s leading independent provider of valve automation products, Actuated Solutions, has announced the launch of a battery back-up option to its hugely popular HQ-005 electric quarter turn actuator.

Failsafe functionality was a feature previously only available on much larger actuators, but the HQ-005 offers this highly desirable option, remarkably, within the same footprint as its standard housing. Failsafe is achieved with a set of high-quality lithium batteries, which are constantly trickle charged, ensuring optimum performance anytime there’s a power failure. The actuators can be easily set to fail closed or fail open and a charge-status LED indicates the battery health.

The innovative HQ-005 was launched in 2017 and is one of the most advanced general-purpose actuators on the market. Key innovations of the HQ-005 include a high visibility beacon, LED status indicators, 4 off limit switches, anti-condensation heater, manual override hand wheel and unique direct mounting system (covering F3, F4, F5, and F7) offering greater flexibility as well as functionality.  A brushless motor is used for increased reliability and is supplied within a small compact IP67 waterproof aluminium housing which is hard-anodised and powder coated. What’s more, a built-in electronic torque limiter will automatically cut the power, if required, to prevent damage to the motor. The 50NM actuator is available in either single phase or 24VAC/DC and can also be supplied with a positioner card for modulating service. These features, as well as an attractive price point, made the HQ-005 an instant hit from its launch - as Actuated Solutions’ Managing Director, Paul Slaughter, confirms:

“The HQ-005 continues to push the boundaries of what is possible to achieve with an actuator of this size. Traditionally, when failsafe is required on small bore pipe you would use a solenoid valve, but these can be expensive and unreliable, whereas our battery powered HQ-005 offers enhanced functionality without prohibitive costs. In fact, this demand for higher spec without compromising affordability is a growing trend we’ve continued to satisfy and the HQ-005 with battery back-up is the first of many new and exciting products we are launching in the 2020.”

Available in Europe exclusively from Actuated Solutions, the HQ-005 is just one of a large range of electric and pneumatic actuators and associated accessories available from stock.

For more information please contact your local independent distributor, or visit www.excellence-in-actuation.co.uk.


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