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What is a valve actuator?
Valve actuators are mechanical devices that utilise a power source to operate a valve. The mechanism for opening and closing a valve can be electric, pneumatic, or hydraulic.
The valve controls the flow of liquid or gas, opening or closing as needed to isolate, mix, or throttle the substance being processed. The actuator automates this process to open or close the valve automatically, without requiring human intervention.
There are two main types of actuators – rotary and linear – which are used depending on the main types of valves that require them.
What are valve actuator connectors used for?
Valve actuators allow you to precisely control fluid flow, adjusting the valve to regulate the flow rate according to your operational needs. This is especially important when flow rate can impact the efficiency of industrial processes.
Valve and actuator connectors are ideal for use in various applications and fit a wide range of cable diameters. They are low-cost and offer excellent protection, boasting numerous built-in electronic components.
Common applications of valve actuator connectors include:
- Drilling rings
- Conveyor installations
- Construction machines
Their reliability and enhanced safety make valve actuators suitable for use in high-intensity environments, reducing maintenance costs and downtime.
What are the different types of valve connections?
There are many valve connector types, which cater for a large range of cable diameters, from 4.5mm to 14mm – with ingress protection against dust and sprayed water thanks to a vibration-free locking central screw.
At Northern Connectors, we stock a range of square and rectangular valve connectors and actuator connectors from the respected German manufacturer Hirschmann.
With a long service life due to robust resistance against vibrations, UV, and chemical corrosion, and protection ratings up to IP69K, you’re sure to find suitable valve actuator connectors for your specific application.
Why choose us?
By selecting Northern Connectors for your valve & actuator connector needs, you will be working with a reliable family-run business that has been operating since 1983.
When you place an order with us, you can guarantee:
- Rapid service with personalised support
- Technical expertise
- ISO 9001-certification
- Flexible call-off and scheduled order arrangements
- Next-day delivery on stocked items
- Low minimum order value
Get in touch
We have over 40 years of experience in supplying and distributing connectors and cables, so don’t hesitate to reach out for advice on actuator and valve connectors.
Technical expertise is just a click away. For rapid service & personalised support, complete the following form or call 01744 815 001