diaphragm seal has been working with BAE Systems to improve a collection of A-range actuators to IQ3 actuators which operate penstocks controlling motion of ships between the ocean and transitional locks and dry docks at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth (HMNB Portsmouth).
A collection of A-range actuators had reached the top of their operational life after lengthy service in a difficult setting. BAE Systems wanted to retain all the benefits of electric actuators, so IQ3 actuators had been chosen. These needed to be specially adapted by Rotork to overcome issues round confined spaces and tough access.
IQ3 actuators and IS gearboxes were mechanically tailored so that both actuator and gearbox could possibly be operated by hand with out coming into the confined space. Rotork designed particular hand auto levers and thru drive mechanisms for the actuator and gearbox to remove the necessity for confined house access.
Actuators inside the IQ vary are watertight, offering ingress safety to IP66/68 at 20 m for 10 days. They have a sophisticated twin stacked show with configurable information logger performance, and an absolute place sensor offers reliability and accuracy.