Rotork assists BAE Systems in naval base actuator upgrades

Rotork has been working with BAE Systems to improve a collection of A-range actuators to IQ3 actuators which operate penstocks controlling movement of ships between the ocean and transitional locks and dry docks at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth (HMNB Portsmouth).
A series of A-range actuators had reached the end of their operational life after long service in a difficult setting. เกจวัดแรงดันsumo wished to retain all the benefits of electrical actuators, so IQ3 actuators were chosen. These had to be specifically adapted by Rotork to overcome problems round confined spaces and difficult access.
IQ3 actuators and IS gearboxes were mechanically adapted in order that each actuator and gearbox might be manually operated without getting into the confined house. Rotork designed particular hand auto levers and through drive mechanisms for the actuator and gearbox to eliminate the necessity for confined area entry.
Actuators inside the IQ range are watertight, providing ingress safety to IP66/68 at 20 m for 10 days. They have an advanced twin stacked display with configurable data logger functionality, and an absolute place sensor offers reliability and accuracy.

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