Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update


At present, in line with government guidelines, our service remains unchanged and we are maintaining normal delivery times across the product range. Our systems have the capability of being accessed from multiple locations so that individuals or departments can continue to operate as close to normal as possible.

Our factory production is currently fully operational, and we are in continual communication with our supply chain to ensure on-time material deliveries. We also have second sources for all key items.
The situation may change. However, we can assure you that we are closely monitoring events and will make every effort to avoid any disruption in supply. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any concerns.

Kinetrol USA
972-447-9443
https://kinetrolusa.com

Saturday, February 22, 2020

New Model 60 Extends Kinetrol Reliability and Precision to Larger Class of Valves

Kinetrol Model 60
With a torque output of 356,977 lbf in (pound force inch) at 100 psi., the new Kinetrol Model 60 pneumatic rotary actuators doubles the output capability for Kinetrol actuators. Now, loyal Kinetrol users can get the same precise, long-lasting and trouble free operation for larger valve installations. Prior to the Model 60's introduction, the Kinetrol Model 30, capable of producing 168,000 lbf in, was the largest Kinetrol size available. With the doubling of output torque capability, Kinetrol can now provide better control and longer life to larger ball, butterfly and plug valves. In the past,  shorter life, less reliable scotch yoke actuators were the only option available.

Kinetrol Model 60

The Kinetrol Model 60 Standard Features Include:
  • Double-Acting and Spring-Return options
  • 2” Air ports as standard
  • Standard working temperature range from -40°F to +176°F
  • Angle of travel adjustable from 80 to 100 degrees
  • Displaced volume is 6284 in³
  • Kinetrol VLS / ULS / XLS Limit Switch Box options
  • AP Positioner options
  • ATEX Category 2 approval
  • Housing: Sand cast aluminum alloy
  • Vane & Output shaft: SG Iron, zinc plated
  • Shaft bushings: PTFE coated bronze
  • Seals: Molded polyurethane
  • Seal expenders: Stainless spring steel

For more information, visit this link.
Kinetrol USA
972-447-9443
https://kinetrolusa.com

Friday, February 14, 2020

New Rotary Actuator Catalog from Kinetrol

Kinetrol, the manufacturer of the most reliable 1/4 turn pneumatic actuator on the market today, has published a new rotary vane actuator catalog. The new catalog can be downloaded here

The catalog includes up-to-date information on:
  • Kinetrol Valve and Damper Actuators
  • Spring Return Units
  • Electro-pneumatic Positioners
  • Pneumatic Positioners
  • Limit Switches
  • Indicators
  • Solenoid Valves
  • Geared Manual Overrides
  • Failsafe Spring Return Handles
Since 1958, Kinetrol has manufactured the most comprehensive range of high performance pneumatic double-acting and spring-return rotary vane actuators. Today, Kinetrol proudly carries the well-earned and distinguished reputation for manufacturing the most reliable pneumatic actuator used in severe service and high cycle applications.

Kinetrol USA
972-447-9443
https://kinetrolusa.com

Friday, January 10, 2020

Kinetrol Pneumatic Actuators: Superior Performance in the Cement Industry


Cement is produced by means of a tightly regulated chemical combination of calcium, silicon, aluminum, iron and other components. Shell and chalk or marl combined with shale, clay, slate, furnace slag, silica sand, and iron ore are the common materials used to manufacture the cement. Once heated at high temperatures, these materials form a rock-like material that is ground to the fine powder we usually think of as cement.

The cement industry is the building block of the country's building industry. Without using cement somewhere in the architecture, few construction projects will take place.  With the operation of around 107 cement plants in 36 States, US cement production is widely dispersed.

Cement production places demanding requirements on gates, valves, and actuators. They must operate under harsh conditions, where the environment is dusty, dirty, and hot. Maintenance represents a significant part of operating costs, and as such, is a critical point of improvement.  Unplanned shutdowns caused by equipment failure can be very costly. Slow downs influence productivity and the profit contribution per hour, and cost per hour of outages in the cement industry is very high.

This video presents a strong argument as to why the Kinetrol pneumatic vane type actuator provides the cement industry with a clearly better alternative than traditional rack and pinion or motorized solutions.

For more information, contact Kinetrol USA. Call them at 972-447-9443 or visit their web site at https://kinetrolusa.com.

Happy New Year from Kinetrol USA!