เกจวัดแรงดันน้ำ10บาร์ has been working with BAE Systems to improve a series of A-range actuators to IQ3 actuators which function penstocks controlling movement 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 long service in a challenging surroundings. BAE Systems wished to retain all the advantages of electric actuators, so IQ3 actuators had been chosen. These had to be specifically adapted by Rotork to beat issues around confined areas and difficult entry.
IQ3 actuators and IS gearboxes were mechanically adapted in order that each actuator and gearbox could be operated by hand without entering the confined space. Rotork designed special hand auto levers and through drive mechanisms for the actuator and gearbox to get rid of the necessity for confined house access.
Actuators throughout the IQ range are watertight, providing ingress protection 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.