Acrodyne News

Acrogears APS100n portable petrol actuator


September 18, 2019

Our process in selecting a portable actuator for easy and safe operation of valves is inline with the same principals used when sizing any actuator for automatic valve operation, this is the difference between an industrial tool and a purpose built and correctly sized portable actuator.


The red paint is an instant give-away, however another batch of specially coated bevel gearboxes operating gate valves on critical fire service application at a local Exxon Mobil facility. Pictured are the gearboxes just out of the paint shop, all gearboxes feature local position indicators and pad lockable hand wheels.

Another From The Vault

September 4, 2019

Its not often you get to see infrastructure projects as they occur as well as the history and people behind them, I recently came across these pictures in our collection and thought I would share.

Limitorque MXa Actuators ready for mounting

Another job for a major wastewater treatment plant. Limitorque MXa Multi-Turn actuator, Acro-Gears Bevel Gearbox and 316SS Spindles to suit inlet works penstocks.    #actuators #valves #gearbox #sawater  

Limitorque LPS Pneumatic Scotch Yoke Heavy-Duty Actuators

Limitorque LPS Pneumatic Scotch Yoke Heavy-Duty Actuators retrofitted to existing DN600 inlet butterfly valves to prevent untreated raw water passing into and through the plants without chemical dosing. The Limitorque actuators will enable the plant to implement a ‘fail close’ strategy for the inlet valves.

Different colour but still a Limitorque

Some preparation work for an AVK Flow Control job, this project is utilising Wouter Witzel Butterfly Valves with Vulcanized Liner and Limitorque MX Actuators. The requirement by the customer is C5 painting to a specific color, all Actuators and Gearboxes were coated in house.

Zero Harm whilst using the ACROGEARS APS140N

August 21, 2019

Another Aunspach D80 torque limiter and Acrogears Bevel Gearbox for final assembly. This assembly is destined for a coastal waste water treatment plant and will be retrofitted to an existing penstock. The trip torque (52Nm) has been factory calibrated by Acrodyne and will provide peace of mind and confidence to the operator ensuring no damage and Zero Harm whilst using the ACROGEARS APS140N petrol driven portable actuator.

Limitorque MX and Velan Gate Valve

Limitorque MX Single Phase Electric Actuator and a Velan 8inch, Class 150 Gate Valve. Limitorque and Velan share a rich history of countless successful applications together which spans many decades, one notable was at the Three Mile Island Nuclear accident where a Velan block valve fitted with a Limitorque actuator became a crucial control element to maintain pressurization to the primary plant allowing the plant to resume normal operation.

Growing population needs a growing infrastructure.

August 7, 2019

Limitorque MXa electric actuators successfully commissioned in a wastewater treatment plant for their recent upgrade to not only add colour to site but more importantly to increase its capacity and to ensure water used by the area’s steadily growing population continues to be managed in a safe and sustainable manner.

Retrofitting not an issue at Acrodyne

July 31, 2019

Acrogear Bevel Gear Operator fitted to a Vent-O-Mat RF Pinch Valve during final set-up. The valve is supplied to us in complete knock down inclusive of a retrofit kit for either manual (via gearbox) or electric operation. The RF Pinch valve is fully assembled in our Melbourne facility, inclusive of screw cutting drive nut, inserting liner etc and stem tube cover.

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