New quarter-turn actuator launched

Louise Smyth

A leading independent provider of valve automation products, Actuated Solutions, has announced the launch of its HQ-005 electric quarter-turn actuator. Building on the reliability and versatility of its HQ-004 product, the HQ-005 adds further functionality and features that make it one of the most advanced general purpose actuators on the market.

Key innovations of the new actuator include a high-visibility beacon, LED status indicators and a manual override hand wheel for ease of use. It will also automatically detect 110v or 240v and whether AC or DC is present on the 24v option. Precision engineering, including a brushless motor for increased reliability, means the HQ-005 delivers an impressive 70% duty rating, and its hard-anodised finish is certified to IP67. What’s more, a built-in electronic torque limiter will automatically cut the power, if required, to prevent damage to the motor.

Actuated Solutions’ MD, Paul Slaughter, comments: "The new HQ-005 is pushing the boundaries of what is possible to achieve with an actuator of this size. We thought we’d exhausted functional potential with our HQ-004, but we’ve managed to go a stage further with this new product and I’ll be very interested to see how the market reacts.”

The HQ-005 is fully interchangeable with the HQ-004 and will act as an advanced alternative in many applications. Additional feedback switches and a direct mounting system (covering F3, F4, F5, and F7) offer greater flexibility as well as functionality. The most popular market applications are likely to be in the water, building services and general process sectors, although wider uses are expected.

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