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Flexi-Drive Remote Valve Operator

Flexi-Drive Remote Valve Operator

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.

Flexi-Drive is 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 service life.

Flexi-Drive is for use in the power industry and chemical, petrochemical and oil processing industries.

Flexi-Drive Remote Valve Operator
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