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Actuators

Actuators

An actuator is a type of motor for moving or controlling a mechanism or system. It is operated by a source of energy, usually in the form of an electric current, hydraulic fluid pressure or pneumatic pressure, and converts that energy into some kind of motion. An actuator is the mechanism by which an agent acts upon an environment. The agent can be either an artificial intelligence agent or any other autonomous being (human, other animal, etc.).

In engineering, actuators are a subdivision of transducers. They are devices which transform an input signal (mainly an electrical signal) into motion. Electrical motors, pneumatic actuators, hydraulic pistons, relays, comb drives, piezoelectric actuators, thermal bimorphs, digital micromirror devices and electroactive polymers are some examples of such actuators. Motors are mostly used when circular motions are needed, but can also be used for linear applications by transforming circular to linear motion with a bolt and screw transducer. On the other hand, some actuators are intrinsically linear, such as piezoelectric actuators. In virtual instrumentation actuators and sensors are the hardware complements of virtual instruments. Computer programs of virtual instruments use motion into linear motion, or vice versa.

Landis & Staefa

ITT Controls ITT also supplies products and components from Landis & Staefa. Landis and Staefa is one of the most important pioneers of Building Technology solutions in the world. Landis Staefa offers Smarter Building Solutions and Building Management Systems access control, intruder detection, CCTV systems, emergency evacuation systems, HVAC Controls, energy and lighting controls.

Landis & Staefa

ITT Xylem

ITT Controls also supplies products and components from Xylem. Around the world Xylem delivers a wide product range and applications in the oil and gas industry. Xylem is a leading supplier of pumps, valves, analytics and treatment systems.

ITT Xylem

Del-o-Flo

ITT Controls supplies parts for products such as gas turbine fuel nozzles from Del-o-Flo. Del-o-Flo is a part of the Goodrich Corporation and is world leader in designing and manufacturing high quality nozzles and fluid handling systems.

Del-o-Flo

Neo-Dyn

ITT Controls also supplies products and components from Neo-Dyn. Neo-Dyn provides superior pressure, temperature and flow controls for the oil and gas industry. Even low pressure switches, high pressure switches and pneumatic switches from Neo-Dyn are available for the petrochemical and process industries.

Neo-Dyn

Dia-Flo

ITT Controls also supplies products and components of Dia-Flo in the petrochemical and process industries. These products are often used and the diaphragm valves are regarded as the workhorses and foundation of the total product range.

Dia-Flo
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