Pneumatic Actuators

Pneumatic actuators are devices that convert energy from a gas(pressurised) into energy. Pneumatic actuators can produce rotary and linear motion and are usually powered by an electric compressor. Pneumatic actuators are more reliable, cheaper and safer than other types of actuator.

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New Pneumatic Actuator For Diaphragm Valves Used In Sterile Applications: September 2017 saw KSB’s Luxembourg subsidiary SISTO Armaturen S.A. launch a new double-acting or single-acting pneumatic actuator.

It is designed for diaphragm valves used for sterile applications in the beverage, food and pharmaceutical industries. A special technical feature...
Valve User Issue 43

J+J EasyFit Mounting Kits

The J+J electric actuator has been associated with most of the world’s biggest plastic valve brands over the years as the actuator’s plastic h...
Valve User Issue 43

Why Is Compressed Air A Poor Choice? And Not Just For Valve Actuation…

When end users need to decide between pneumatic or electric valve actuation there are many important factors such as cost, speed of operation ...
Valve User Issue 43

SMC’s ZH Series - Smaller & Offers Greater Functionality

SMC has refreshed its ZH body ported type vacuum ejector so that it is more compact, lightweight and easy to mount. It also has an improved ma...
Valve User Issue 43

HP pneumatic actuator range remains best buy

The UK’s leading independent provider of valve automation products, Actuated Solutions, has hailed the HP Pneumatic actuator range a ‘best buy...
Valve User Issue 43

Efficient Motorized Actuator For Globe & Diaphragm Valves: The new GEMÜ eSyDrive motorized actuator sets new standards in the areas of compact design, speed and accuracy.

Pneumatically operated valves are increasingly being replaced with electric versions and GEMÜ has designed this new actuator as an answer to increasin...
Valve User Issue 43

The Puzzle Solved

The AC Valve Alliance Group is made up of six privately owned, individual companies, each of which is an expert in their own field and built t...
Valve User Issue 43

Plants based on the Lego principle: modular automation is the answer to volatile markets in process industries

Shorter production runs and increasingly varied requirements from the same plant: these are the market demands which more and more process plant manuf...
Valve User Issue 43

Actuated Solutions - built on experience & a commitment to unparalleled service: Actuated Solutions was started in 2003 as a joint venture between two friends and colleagues, Paul Slaughter and Chris Hickey.

The pair previously held senior sales positions for one of the largest multinational providers of valve automation products. When the firm closed its ...
Valve User Issue 42

AV Actuators Launch New Product and Officially Launch in USA

Following a successful 2016 launching in the UK, and huge interest in the product at Valve World in Dusseldorf, AV Actuators brings new produc...
Valve User Issue 41

Next Generation Subsea Rotary Actuator – Product Range Extended

Small bore subsea valve specialist LB Bentley Ltd, part of the Severn Glocon Group Plc, has continued the development of its advanced rotary a...
Valve User Issue 41

10% Savings: Water Supply Company Makes Use of Pneumatics

For the construction of a new ground water filtration system, water supply company Landeswasserversorgung turned to pneumatic automation techn...
Valve User Issue 41

J+J Partner with Power Genex

J+J Automation, a leader in valve actuation solutions in the UK for over 20 years, is delighted to announce that they have partnered with Powe...
Valve User Issue 41

Hard to Find SIL 3 Compliant Pneumatic Instrumentation? Not Any More!

When designing and implementing controls for pneumatic actuators in critical control applications, it is vital that all the component parts ca...
Valve User Issue 40

Adding Value to the Motor Operated Valve: Part 3

The valve control market faces increasing pressure from commoditisation of its products. Here’s how to avoid a race to the bottom.

In the thir...
Valve User Issue 38

Utilising subsea expertise to take technology to the surface

Extensive product development and superior technical expertise has helped propel BEL Valves to become a world leading high integrity valve supplie...
Valve User Issue 38

Ultravalve Acquisition Strengthens Bonomi’s UK Operation

Leading process valve and actuator supplier Bonomi (UK) has announced the acquisition of one of its largest UK distributors, Ultravalve Ltd.

Ha...
Valve User Issue 38

Orseal Valves at Filanovskogo – One of the Largest Crude Oil Finds in Decades

The Filanovskogo (Filanovsky) field, 50k offshore in the Northern Caspian Sea, was discovered in 2005. With reserves of 153.1 million tonnes of oil an...
Valve User Issue 37

Orseal Valves in Unique Offshore Project

A major offshore development in the UAE, the Upper Zakum oil field project has an estimated value of US$3.7billion and Orseal were delighted to be sel...
Valve User Issue 37

Record Breaking Order Thanks to BVAA Membership

Heap & Partners have secured the biggest order in their 150- year history thanks to their BVAA membership. Back in 2013 Heap & Partners spotted a pote...
Valve User Issue 37

Winter 2019 // Issue 51
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