Johnson Controls has introduced a new series of electric spring return actuators (VA9208 and VA9203) that are very versatile and a great choice for ball valves. The new series features just 2 actuator models that cover all ball valve applications from 1/2″ to 2″. This streamlined approach to actuator selection and mounting makes it much easier on building engineers and installing contractors.
The actuators feature a direct-coupled design with a mechanical spring return system that offer reversible mounting and electronic stall detection. A locking manual override and auto release allow manual positioning of the actuator hub with automatic return to normal operation when power and control signal are restored. The competitive pricing on these models also includes all integral cables and connectors and a 5 year warranty.
The two torque ranges are 27 lb-in that actuate 1/2″, 3/4″ and 1″ ball valves and 70 lb-in that actuate 1 1/4″, 1 1/2″ and 2″ ball valves. Simplicity in selection and attachment of the spring return actuators, combined with the broadest selection of plumbing connections, creates the simplest and most competitive brass ball valve product line available. These latest additions provide maximum ball valve application capability while minimizing parts required, installation time and total cost.