Valpes’ range of ATEX electric actuators has evolved with a new design and dimensions!
Valpes’ range of ATEX electric actuators has evolved with a new design and dimensions
Valpes took the opportunity offered by compliance with the latest requirements of the ATEX directive (2014/34/EU) for installation in potentially explosive and hazardous atmospheres.
New certifications are also achievable for new markets with EACEx (Russia) and IECEx (international) certification.
Valpes is Zoedale’s electric actuator supplier. It’s a worldwide brand, offering a wide range of electric actuators including quarter-turn, multi-turn and part-turn.
Let’s look at Valpes’ existing range of ATEX electric actuators, plus the added features and dimensions of the new design.
An electric actuator allows a valve to be adjusted remotely, or large valves to be operated rapidly. They play a major part in automating process control.
ATEX-rated electric actuators are suitable for any potentially explosive or hazardous environment and any application requiring aluminium housing.
Application examples include technical building, construction equipment, valve control, damper control and in the gas and oil industries.
The VRX, VSX & VTX are IP68 rated, ATEX certified quarter-turn electric actuators with aluminium housing and cover.
The VS is an IP68 rated, failsafe, quarter-turn electric actuator with aluminium housing and polyamide (meets UL94V0 standards) or aluminium cover.
The VR is also an IP68 rated, quarter-turn electric actuator with aluminium or polyamide housing.
Both the VS and VR include a Bluetooth communication module.
Valpes have taken the opportunity to redesign the casings of the VR, VS, VRX and VSX electric actuator ranges.
This new design has the following features:
Enlarged identification plates
The new design incorporates an area for a new, more detailed and more legible identification plate, and the number of markings have also increased.
The dimensions of the covers remain the same.
Valpes’ ATEX electric actuators are compliant with the latest requirements of the ATEX directive (2014/34/EU) for installation in potentially explosive and hazardous atmospheres.
They also meet the certification requirements for new markets: EACEx (Russia) and IECEx (international).Product news