- IQ3 Range multi-turn electric actuators can be used for isolation or regulating duties of up to 60 starts per hour
- IQ3 Range actuators can be supplied as watertight or explosion-proof
- Direct torque output range from 14 Nm (10 lbf.ft) to 3,000 Nm (2,200 lbf.ft)
- With the addition of second stage gearboxes, multi-turn output torque up to 43,000 Nm and quarter-turn up to 1,000,000 Nm is available
- Enhanced sealing and maintenance access
- All new design with updated visual appearance
- Absolute position measurement with naturally redundant position sensor
- Best-in-class display, communications, diagnostics and HMI
- Configurable using Bluetooth® or infrared
- Designed to support asset management
- 'Future Proofed' to allow all embedded software to be upgraded in the field
- Insight 2 provides enhanced product data management
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