Smith Flow Control's Flexi-Drive valve
actuator allows the remote operation of valves located in hard to reach or
dangerous areas. Flexi-Drive attaches to the host valve with no modifications
required. A flexible linear drive cable connects the valve to a hand wheel up
to 200 ft away, accommodating 540 degrees of bends in the cable run. The system
can be passed around and through walls, bulkheads and floors. It is completely
sealed and permanently lubricated for maintenance-free operation.
completely submersible, operating in water up to 50 ft. It is constructed from
corrosion-resistant 316 stainless steel, and designed to withstand temperatures
from -65 to +400F. The Flexi-Drive's clutching system replaces the sheer pins
used by similar products, ensuring operation throughout its 20,000 valve cycle
Flexi-Drive is for
use in the power industry and chemical, petrochemical and oil processing
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