Electric Actuators News

  • New EA15 completes solid state electric actuator family

    GF Piping Systems has added the new EA15 electric actuator to its recently introduced Type EA25-250 Electric Actuator Series. The new EA15 is ideal for smaller diameter, open/close ball valve applications in chemical processing, refrigeration and water treatment. ...

  • Rotork fulfils electric and pneumatic actuation contracts for Suncor Fort Hills oil sands development

    In a recent contract, Rotork’s facility at Calgary has fitted IQ3 intelligent electric actuators to fifteen gate valves, sized 42", 48" and 60", and shipped them to the Suncor Fort Hills oil sands mine project in the Athabasca region of Alberta in Canada. This contract is one of many for Suncor Fort Hills which involve Rotork on a global scale. In addition to electric actuators supplied ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Rotork actuators survive three months submersion during disastrous flood

    At the beginning of 2014 the Madeira River, the largest tributary of the Amazon, reached record heights and caused the worst flooding for a century across large areas of north-west Brazil. The water level exceeded the 1997 record level of 17.52 metres by more than seven metres, flooding the homes of 3,500 families as well as the TEVEL Porto Velho Terminal tank farm for more than three months. ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Switch to Rotork eliminates trauma of unreliability on River Thames weir

    Rotork IQ3 non-intrusive intelligent electric actuators have been chosen to replace unreliable actuators for the operation of radial gates on an important river management weir on the River Thames. Hambleden Weir plays a critical role in maintaining the level and flow in an area that is used extensively for recreational ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Continued investment ensures reliability for Rotork’s increasing range of products

    Throughout the company’s near-sixty year history, Rotork engineers have focussed on solving customers’ problems and developing new flow control solutions. Whilst some innovations can be adopted immediately, others demand thousands of hours of testing, assessment and certification before they can be offered to customers. Continuous investment in product testing is therefore a key part ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Stainless steel actuator solutions from Rotork Schischek

    Customer demand to use the Max electric quarter-turn actuator from Rotork Schischek in more and more challenging environments has led to the development of a new range of stainless steel versions. Already use extensively in hazardous and industrial areas, clients wishing to use Max actuators in corrosive and/or maritime atmospheres can now utilise the VAS and VAM stainless steel versions. Size S ...


    By Rotork plc

  • New factory boosts production in Malaysia

    The Rotork factory in Malaysia has relocated to a brand new 5,148 square metre facility in Sham Alam to increase production and provide more storage space for finished goods. The new offices and production plant, strategically located close to Kuala Lumpur and its international airport, feature an improved manufacturing layout to enable more production of the AWT range of actuators without ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Rotork grows into extended head office facilities

    Rotork has expanded into new office, workshop and production storage facilities at its worldwide headquarters in Bath. The new building will home Rotork PLC, as well as the southern office for Rotork UK, which was set up in 2012 to rationalise all of Rotork’s home market electric, fluid power and manual valve actuation activities under a single banner. Rotork UK’s northern office, ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Flowserve Announces New State-of-the-Art UEX Electronic Control Module for L120 Electric Actuators

    DALLAS,  May 1, 2013 - Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today announced the launch of the newly developed, Flowserve Limitorque UEX electronic control package for L120 series actuators. The UEX replaces existing UEC-3 electronic controllers with a field-retrofitable, MX technology-based package. ...


    By Flowserve Corporation

  • Rotork is joint sponsor for free FDT training seminars

    Rotork is a joint sponsor for forthcoming FDT technology training seminars to be held by the FDT Group on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 in Cork, Ireland and on Thursday 13 December 2012 in Manchester, United Kingdom. The seminars will focus on the underlying terminology and technology of the FDT standard (IEC 62453) and showcase its value for commissioning, operating, diagnosing, ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Rotork wins third landmark judgment for intellectual property rights in China

    With the award of another landmark ruling in the Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court of China, Rotork has again successfully defended its internationally recognised trademarks. In the latest judgment, Shanghai Rotork Automation Instrumentation Co. Ltd. and Rotork Actuator Co. Ltd. (based in Zhejiang) were found to have infringed Rotork’s English and Chinese trademarks ...


    By Rotork plc

  • New technical director for Rotork controls division

    Andrew Withers has been appointed Technical Director for Rotork Controls, the electric valve actuation division of the global Rotork flow control engineering group. In his new position he will be responsible for new product developments and research functions involving all of Rotork’s electric actuator product lines. Andrew will be taking over from Graham Ogden who, as Rotork Group ...


    By Rotork plc

  • CVA electric actuation for larger control valves

    The new CVL-5000 actuator extends the scope of Rotork Process Controls’ innovative CVA electric control valve actuator range to enable the automation of larger valves and valves with higher pressure ratings. Providing a maximum rated thrust of 5000lbsf (22241Nm) and a linear stroke length of up to 4.5 inches (115mm), the CVL-5000 retains all the features and benefits of the ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Rotork provides electric solutions for automated flow control at the Botlek Tank Terminal

    The recently opened Botlek Tank Terminal (BTT) at Rotterdam relies on Rotork’s latest electric valve actuation technologies for automated flow control and vital safety related duties associated with the import, export and storage of a varied range of liquid bulk products. Construction of the €70 million first phase of the terminal began in April 2010 and was completed ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Rotork works 24 hours-a-day to assist repair of fire damage at refinery

    The fire, which broke out in a pump house on 28th September, took almost two days to put out at Shell’s largest refinery in the world, which has a refining capacity of 500,000 barrels a day. Urgent work is now in progress to repair the damage with the minimum of delay. Rotork’s specialist Site Services department at Singapore is making an important contribution to this effort by ...


    By Rotork plc

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