Precision electric actuators
New motor control technology combines position accuracy with battery backup and continuous duty capability.
Valvcon ADC series electric actuators provide increased positioning resolution and torque, along with new processor control technology. Coupled with constant charge internal batteries, the new motor control technology provides positioning accuracy greater than 0.5% and continued operation after the loss of line power. The rugged, compact quarter-turn electric actuators are designed for use with PLCs and control systems requiring constant movement and high duty cycle.
Standard features include hardened steel gears, standard ISO5211 mounting interfaces, stall protection and a sleep/wake mode to preserve battery power. The actuators also have signal-fail position options, switch selectable power loss position, on-board manual control, battery status indication and up to 10 full cycles after loss of line power.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey