FIRST V SERIES ACTUATOR BUILT IN THE UK BY SEAWAY POWELL MARINE
Seaway Powell Marine
Seaway Powell Marine, one of the leading British engineering companies specialising in the design and manufacture of marine hydraulic systems, has announced the successful build of its first V Series actuator at its manufacturing facility in Dorset, UK.
Chris Oswald, Managing Director at Seaway Powell, says: “We are delighted to be able to build the V Series actuator here, as it enables the company to reduce cost and lead time for our UK customers. The V Series is the most flexible and durable ram-style actuator in our standard product portfolio and we are very proud of it. This build marks a significant milestone for the company and we look forward to increasing the volumes of V Series actuators built in the UK.”
Originally designed and built in the USA by Seaway Powell Marine’s sister companies, PT-USA and American Actuators, the V Series actuator is a rugged, flexible, low-maintenance actuator platform for linear motion control.
Ideally suited as a clean and efficient hydraulic cylinder replacement, the V Series actuator is an electro-mechanical ram-style actuator that is a low maintenance alternative to fluid power cylinders. This style of actuators excel when there is a high concentration of airborne contaminants, when moving a load that pivots or when applying force to an already externally supported load.
The V Series actuators can be either retro-fitted or installed as part of a new mechanical system. When combined with modern servo motors and controls, electro-mechanical actuation provides nearly infinite programmability, reduced set-up times and improved control of speed, acceleration, deceleration, force and position.
The V Series actuators can be seen at the Drives and Controls exhibition, stand D162, 8-10 April 2014 at the NEC in Birmingham. For more information, or to discuss system requirements, please contact Seaway Powell Marine on +44 (0) 1747 858585.