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UniTorq Announces Patent Pending Status On Its New Line of Rack and Pinion Actuators

UniTorq is proud to announce that the company submitted a provisional patent application on November 25, 2015 for proprietary technical advances on its new line of pneumatic rack and pinion actuators. Most notably, UniTorq introduced two design advancements to address points of failure and stress common in other actuators:
  1. An upgraded thrust bearing that limits friction between the actuator body and pinion and
  2. A minimum of two pinion teeth engagement with the piston rack throughout the actuator stroke, unique in the industry, to provide consistent torque output and accuracy. These design advancements improve actuator durability and efficiency.
We are excited to announce that UniTorq has been granted patent pending status on our cornerstone line of rack and pinion actuators and will continue to take steps to protect the intellectual property that enables our products to lead the industry in innovation and reliability. “ said Jack Curtin, President of UniTorq. “We’re confident our customers will continue to rely upon UniTorq’s commitment to providing the best, and most cutting edge, products on the market.

UniTorq’s U.S. Provisional Application No. 62/255,762 is currently on file with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
M-Series Sizing Calculator Makes Selection Easy!

UniTorq makes it easy to select the correct actuator model with the M-Series pneumatic actuator. The Actuator Sizing Calculator lets you input torque, safety factor, air supply values, and spring return or double acting preference. The tool gives you the proper size for your application in a printable format.  Click Here to access the tool!
UniTorq Exhibited at Power-Gen 2014

October 23, 2014: UniTorq  exhibited at the  Power-Gen International conference in Orlando, FL.  Our booth and the show were well attended. We enjoyed meeting with distributors, customers, vendors and friends. We look forward to exhibiting again next year!

New UniTorq Corporate Web Site

April 22, 2014: UniTorq Actuators and Controls has expanded the content on our website to provide more in-depth information about our products and solutions for valve automation. Not only does the content provide a high level overview of each of our product groups, it provides easy access to marketing and technical documentation.  Need specifications or a brochure for a particular product?  With a couple of clicks you are there.

We have also provided links to upcoming events, training sessions, and news and resources to keep you current on the latest information of interest.

We hope you will visit regularly as we work to keep you informed and engaged about today’s valve automation solutions, and what we have planned ahead.

New UT-ZM Declutchable Gear Override Offers Safer, Easier Manual Control

April 15, 2014:UniTorq Actuators & Controls is pleased to announce the introduction of the New UT-ZM Declutchable Gear Override. Available in torque outputs ranging from 1,770 to 61,995 in lbs., the UT-ZM provides a safe, cost-effective solution for manual control of the valve whenever air supply or power to a pneumatic actuator is lost.

New Speed Controls Provide Slow Open/Slow Close Capability

March 19, 2014:UniTorq adds speed control to our accessory line, enabling accurate and precise control of the open/close speed of the valve. It can be mounted directly on the actuator or be used with a Namur solenoid valve and/or positioner. Speed controls are available in spring or double acting models.

UniTorq is ISO 9001:2008 Certified

February 10, 2014: UniTorq has just renewed their ISO 9001:2008 certification. Additionally,  UniTorq holds SIL3 Certification for it's line of pneumatic rack and pinion actuators to IEC 61508 and IEC 61511. 

Visit us at Valve World Americas

Make plans to visit booth #735 at VWA Expo July 15-16 in Houston. We will be showcasing the new M-Series pneumatic actuator, as well as our product portfolio of electric actuators, overrides, accessories and SeniTec limit switches.