Having the right equipment for the job is essential to operations, and actuator valves are a crucial component of many facilities ‘ daily work requirements. Work with SEMCOR to get the equipment you need to optimize your work processes.
Industrial Actuators and Controls
Actuators play an important role in today’s automated facilities by allowing plants to have valves that are automated and can be controlled remotely. Based in St. Louis, SEMCOR has one of the largest local inventories of industrial actuators and valves in the Midwest. When you work with us, you are working with a team that can help you make smart choices, and that will be there to provide local support whenever you need it.
We sell pneumatic and electric actuators made by some of today’s most trusted manufacturers. We also carry a number of accessories, including our own brackets and damper drives. We can provide a complete automation solution for your facility.
For highly specialized applications, we are able to modify or fabricate an actuator that will work with your processes. Our team has the industry experience and the problem-solving expertise necessary to find creative solutions to any liquid handling challenge. Whether your business is manufacturing, oil and gas processing, food and beverage or anything else, make us your first call when you need an industrial actuator or automated valve supplier in the St. Louis area.
Industries We Serve
If you work in an industry that uses valves to regulate processes, you know that it’s essential to have the right equipment for the job. Some of the industries that most commonly use this equipment include:
- Energy and power industry: As rising industrialization leads to increased demands for power, the energy and power industry relies on actuator controls to complete critical operations.
- Water and wastewater industry: Automated valves are an essential component of operations at water and wastewater treatment plants. They play a key role in monitoring and managing the flow of fluids through pipelines.
- Oil and gas industry: The oil and gas industry must adhere to strict regulations to reduce air pollution, heightening the importance of efficient, effective valves and actuators.
Types of Valves Available
As the component in a pipeline that controls the opening and closing of the valve, the right actuator is essential to efficient operations and flow management. We offer two main types of valves to work with your processes — pneumatic actuators and electric actuators.
Whether you need an actuator to work with butterfly valves, ball valves, check valves, gate valves or a variety of other valve classifications, SEMCOR can help you find the right actuator controls for your operations.
Unlike electric actuators, industrial pneumatic actuators use compressed air to trigger a valve. Because they don’t require an external power source, they are a convenient choice for a number of applications. Each type of actuator has its advantages and disadvantages. The specifics of the application will determine which one is the best choice.
Pneumatic industrial actuators are generally classed into one of two categories:
- Rotary actuators, which use a series of vanes produce a rotational motion that operates a valve
- Rack and pinion actuators, which convert linear action to rotary motion
Both types of pneumatic actuator can be used with different configurations of industrial valves. Which type of actuator your application requires depends on a number of specifics, including pressure and flow rates, and the specific product being handled. SEMCOR has partnered with leading manufacturers including Kinetrol, whose pneumatic industrial actuators are guaranteed to provide at least four million cycles. Contact our office today for more information about our current inventory.
Electric actuators are used to remotely trigger and control the valves that stop or limit the flow of liquid through a pipeline. Electric actuators can be used with butterfly, ball, globe and other types of valves — matching the right product to the right valve requires a careful consideration of a number of different factors. SEMCOR’s sales engineers are available to help you make an informed choice. We supply products by AUMA, Bernard and other manufacturers — contact our office directly for more information.
Work With Us to Get the Right Actuators for Your Operations
At SEMCOR, our goal is to deliver trusted service and high-performing products that provide quality at a low ownership cost. We maintain an extensive local inventory to meet your needs, and we also have broad customization capabilities to fit the unique specifications of your operations. To ensure that all our product offerings meet rigorous quality standards, we put them through a process of quality checks and automation. You can rely on the performance, durability and quality of the products we have to offer.
Since 1907, we’ve been delivering optimized solutions for industrial operations. Today, we continue to serve our customers in Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa and Missouri. If you need service support, advice or a product consultation, we’re here to assist you. Our knowledgeable staff has extensive experience in the industry. With 24-hour support available, we’re ready to help with emergency service. You can count on our qualified service personnel to minimize downtime at your site.
If you’re interested in getting a quote or learning more about the solutions we can offer your industry, contact SEMCOR today.