Bonomi North America is introducing a new line of automated thermoplastic ball valves for use in plumbing, mechanical, chemical, and other applications. Listed with NSF to Standard 61 for potable water, the new valve packages offer a variety of advanced features that improve operation and enhance reliability, said company officials.
The new Valbia® VB008 Mini quarter-turn direct-mount electric actuator measures 4.75-in long by 2.75-in wide. Used with .25- to 1.25-in full-port direct mount ball valves, the company says it provides the compact and reliable automatic flow control for a wide range of HVAC, light industrial, and OEM applications.
Andy Cummings of Southland Industries has suffered through his share of cumbersome damper actuator installs. With over 30 years of experience in the sheet metal industry, he knows that the process is not only time-consuming, it can yield disappointing results if the connections are in any way unstable.