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Actuators for High-Temperature Situations

Actuator performance plays a vital role in overall process optimization. To prevent unnecessary outages, excessive wear and tear, and other problems, boiler control should be accomplished through actuators manufactured to perform well in that particular setting. Often that setting involves excessive temperatures where standard actuators not designed for high temperatures have the potential to fail. […]

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The Role of Actuators in Productivity Growth

The United States economy relies heavily on the manufacturing industry. The production of commercial goods, exports and the abundance of jobs helps this country thrive. Last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that over the last decade, growth in manufacturing productivity only increased an average of 0.7% versus an astounding 4.3% the previous decade. […]

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Control Valves Work on Precision Timing and Repeatability

Valve actuators are one of the most important parts of any mechanical system. In industries that rely on accuracy and streamlined processes, you can’t afford to have a control valve that malfunctions. When the flow of fluids or gases within your mechanical system is unreliable, it costs you more in reduced quality, equipment repairs and […]

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What is an Actuator? And What Kind Do I Need?

Shopping for the right components for your automatic control processes means weighing the needs of the system in terms of performance against both the costs and the timing demands necessary to produce it to order. This means that when you are designing those systems, you need actuators with the precision to meet your quality control […]

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Figuring Out Which Actuator is Right for Our Needs

An actuator is designed to control the flow of liquids, gases, steam through a mechanical system. The actuator device more often than not receives a control signal electronically that instructs a motor to power the valve or damper system to open, close or partially move based upon the flow control needs of that mechanical system. […]

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