TORQUE LIMITED HANDWHEEL OPERATION
Limitorque pioneered the electric actuator and the control of torque, hence the name “Limitorque”.
HOWEVER—Torque Switches Don’t Provide Protection In Manual Mode!
The application pictured involves automating an Alligator valve controlling an environmental flow for one of Melbourne Water assets, the application required high reduction gearbox and close coupled slow output RPM Limitorque MX.
In order to protect the asset during emergency manual operation, we installed our Torque Limiter on the handwheel drive, this limits the amount of manual torque that can be applied, ensuring that the asset is fully protected electrically and in manual operation.
Follow the link to read the entire case study on the Alligator Valve Upgrade: CLICK HERE