Rotork has been working with BAE Systems to upgrade a series of A-range actuators to IQ3 actuators which operate penstocks controlling movement of ships between the sea and transitional locks and dry docks at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth (HMNB Portsmouth).
A series of A-range actuators had reached the tip of their operational life after long service in a challenging surroundings. BAE Systems needed to retain all the benefits of electric actuators, so IQ3 actuators had been chosen. These had to be specifically tailored by Rotork to overcome issues round confined spaces and tough access.
IQ3 actuators and IS gearboxes have been mechanically adapted in order that each actuator and gearbox could possibly be operated by hand without getting into the confined area. pressure gauge ด้าน ดูด designed special hand auto levers and through drive mechanisms for the actuator and gearbox to remove the necessity for confined house entry.
Actuators throughout the IQ vary are watertight, offering ingress safety to IP66/68 at 20 m for 10 days. They have a complicated twin stacked show with configurable data logger performance, and an absolute place sensor supplies reliability and accuracy.