Kinetrol Vane Actuators and Supporting Accessories
Kinetrol has been making vane actuators since 1958. FloSource has been an authorized distributor for Kinetrol since 2006. The actuatordesign is simple and effective. It relies on one single moving part (the vane) to move in a true 90 degree rotary motion. It the simplest and most reliable way for quarter turn operation. Due to the vane design it doesn't need a crank or gearing to make the rotary motion. Thus it works magnificant in high cycle operations and modulating duty. 4 million cycles is the standard warranty on the units and FloSource has until installed approaching 7 million cycles of trouble free service.
External features of the Kinetrol actuator include a durable epoxy stove finish, stainless steel fasteners, easy to adjust travel stops, and a corrosion resistant aluminum or zinc housing. Internal features include epoxy or PTFE internal finish, space filling/energy absorbent side-plates (polymer or metal), stainless steel expanders, and most importantly a double opposed polyurethane lip seal for long service life. Other features include unique serial number for identification and traceability and choice of male or female output drive square.
Kinetrol actuators can be used to operate or position ball, butterfly, and plug valves. The are also commonly used on ventilation dampers and automatic doors. Uses also include movement and positioning of components during manufacturing. In fact anything that needs to be turned through 90 degrees.
Kinetrol Spring Return Actuator
Kinetrol Double Acting Actuator
Kinetrol actuators are commonly purchased in both double acting design, as well as spring return. Spring returns units offer the end user the unique advantage of having the springs in a seperate sealed, non-breathing housing. This protects the spring in corrosive environments. The spring return design also has a low torque less of 20% through 90 degrees. This allows for a smaller more compact actuator.