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Making Turn-Act “Answer Engineering” Work for Your Specific Automation Challenge

This webinar will provide an overview of Turn-Act rotary products offered by Compact, the features and benefits of those products, and a description of how Compact can customize these products for your specific application.

Date: June 26, 2019
Time: 1 PM EDT (10 AM PDT / 7:00 PM CEST)
Duration: 1 hour
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This webinar will provide an overview of rotary products offered by Turn-Act, the features and benefits of those products, and a description of how Turn-Act can customize those products for your specific application.

For nearly 40 years, Turn-Act has been known as a leader in pneumatic rotary actuation. Many manufactures have tried to enter the market with cumbersome designs that require external stops, large footprint space, and anti-backlash options to correct non-repeatable product. The technology of the 60's and 70's utilizing a linear cylinder with a clevis was and is a design obstacle. With the high demand to replace linear cylinders with a clevis, Turn-Act has a large variety of rotary products that are well suited for easy modifications for specific application needs.

Key Takeaways

  • Gain insight into Compact's ability to produce high torques
  • Learn about the accuracy and repeatability of a Turn-Act Rotary Actuator
  • Understand the total installed cost savings advantage vs a clevis mounted linear cylinder/ rack and pinion actuator


Joe Amshoff, Regional Sales Manager, Compact Automation Products an ITT Company

In 1981 Joe Amshoff became the first employee of Turn-Act to develop and build pneumatic rotary actuators. Pneumatic rotary motion was typically achieved with pneumatic clevis mounted cylinders previous to 1981.

Mr. Amshoff has been granted a United States Patent for seal arrangement in a rotary actuator for the following products:

  • Compact Rotary Actuators
  • Turn-Act Rotary Actuators
  • Brute Rotary Actuators
  • Multi-Act multi motion devices
  • Turn-Dex (rotary actuator with a unidirectional clutch for indexing)
  • Val-U-Act ball valve operators

Previous Turn-Act and ITT Enidine Compact Automation positions:

Certified Machinist

Production Manager

Plant Manager

Application Engineering

Turn-Act Regional Sales Manager

Turn-Act National Sales Manager

National Sales Manager ITT Enidine/ Compact Automation

Regional Sales Manager Compact Automation