Remote control equipment
When constructing systems, it is not always possible to position valves at optimal places in terms of their operation. Instead, they may sometimes be located on high pipe racks, down in confined pipe tunnels or in places where the surrounding conditions pose their challenges to the normal operation of the valve. If such valves are operated seldom, their automation may be too expensive. A manual remote control unit FLEXI-DRIVE by Smith Flow Control is designed exactly for such locations.
Operation from a safe place
The remote control unit consists of two operating stations actuated by a gear wheel, and a cable running between them. One of the operating stations is positioned on the valve being operated and the other station at a location from where the valve is to be operated.
Owing to the flexible cable, the operating point can be located even at the distance of 60 metres from the valve itself. There may be angles and bends at Flexi-Drive installation sites that are not possible for chain pulleys and extension spindles.
The remote control unit is suitable for all valve models and is easy to install afterwards.