V-Flow Customise Diamant Electric Actuator For Water Filtration System
V-Flow Solutions have been the sole UK distributor for Comparato actuators and motorised valves for many years. Comparato is an Italian company who manufacture high-quality cost-effective electric actuators for domestic and industrial applications. The range consists of the models Sintesi heating control actuator and the Diamant, Compact and Universal actuators for industrial applications. This project required V-Flow to customise a Diamant actuator.
A market leading manufacturer of water filtration systems for fish farming approached V-Flow with a project. They required a high-quality electric actuator to operate valves in their new fully automated filtration system. The main requirement was for a high quality and reliable actuator with a durable weatherproof enclosure. The actuator needed to fit the clients budget and be customised to suit their specific requirements and corporate image. It was also very important for the customer to be able to build a strong working relationship with its supplier.
The supplier would need to adapt to any future technical changes and most importantly deliver high volumes on a moving schedule.
The Customisation of The Actuator
The Comparato model Diamant was the perfect starting point to base the design. The actuator is available with a number of standard options including various operating speeds, torque outputs and additional micro-switches. The enclosure is also rated IP65. The plastic cover can be fully customised and produced in any colour. In this case, an embossed logo was used to suit the customer’s corporate image. Also considered was the Diamant PRO which has an IP67 protection rating and is available with a number of additional options including manual override.
To meet the customers budget we started work on customising the model Diamant 2000. Tests of the prototype actuators proved the unit to be ideal for the application. The compact size of the unit fits well with the tight space constraints and the mounting flange could be easily adapted to suit the various valves that the actuator was to be fitted to. Due to working with the clients budget, it was necessary to remove any components that were not required to help keep the costs to a minimum. V-Flow also had to ensure that any modifications made would not compromise the quality, this included stress tests of the modified enclosures and torque tests of high-speed motors.
As a result, the actuator is now produced with an elegant matt black enclosure. The customer’s company logo is also moulded into the cover. The motor has been tailored to suit the speed and torque requirement.
The final product is an excellent example of the capabilities of Comparato to customise and produce a high-quality product at a price to meet the customer’s budget.
This project is also a good example of how V-Flow Solutions can help with the development of a customised product and work closely with a customer to manage the supply of high volumes to moving schedules.