Product Announcement from Metso

High duty cycle actuators from Metso combine the proven torque and reliability of the VALVCON ADC platform with new brushless DC motor technology. Coupled with constant charge internal batteries, the new brushless DC motor provides unlimited starts per minute and continued operation after the loss of line power. Rugged and compact, these quarter-turn electric actuators are designed for use in a variety of applications and are ideal for use with PLC's and control systems requiring constant movement and high duty cycle.

VALVCON high duty cycle, brushless DC electric actuators are available in NEMA 4, 4X, 7 and 9 enclosures and are highly efficient delivering 100% duty cycle in quarter-turn valve and damper applications. They are designed for a wide range of service and are available for ON/OFF duty, analog proportional control applications or for digital network control systems.

Standard features on VALVCON high duty cycle actuators include all hardened steel gears, standard ISO5211 mounting interfaces, stall protection, and a sleep/wake mode to preserve battery power. With simple push button set-up, VALVCON high duty cycle, brushless DC actuators include signal fail position options, switch selectable power loss position, on-board manual control, battery status indication, and up to ten full cycles after loss of line power.

Options and accessories include a choice of control packages, electronic holding brake, heater for operation to -40F, and fully adjustable switches. All options and accessories have been designed for easy field installation. VALVCON high duty cycle actuators are available for torque requirements up to 3000 inch-pounds in a total package weight of only 31lbs.

VALVCON product distributors offer a variety of delivery options. Standard products, not on-shelf, can be delivered in less than two weeks. A quick-ship option provides for overnight delivery.

Metso Automation is a leader in the design and manufacturing of compact, rugged and reliable electric actuators for valves and dampers. Metso Automation's Valvcon products are used in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, consumer services, discrete manufacturing, energy, environmental, oil/pipeline, petrochemical, power/utilities, process, recreation, transportation, and water/wastewater.

For more information, contact Metso Automation, 44 Bearfoot Road, Northborough, MA 01532. Phone: 1-508-852-0200. Visit us online at