As automation is adopted in more facilities, physical work is being replaced by machines and their automatic controls and the need for valve actuators has grown. In some industries such as food and beverage, valves need to be opened or closed rapidly in the event of emergency circumstances. With some processes requiring high pressures and large line sizes, the amount of power required to open or close a valve can be significant. In these circumstances, the valve actuator needs to be packaged together with key sensors like position sensing equipment, torque-sensing, motor protection, and other smart control options, in order to provide increased working safety and environmental protection.

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