Remote valve operator
04 May 2016
The FlexiDrive from Smith Flow Control helps workers in the water and wastewater industry remotely operate valves in hard-to-reach or hazardous locations
The FlexiDrive’s linear drive cable transfers torque from a handwheel to any conventional wheel-operated valve up to 30 metres away, accommodating 360 degree bends in the cable run.
FlexiDrive can be used in the most extreme climates. Valves in underground pits that create a risk of falling, or in areas with odours from chemicals or waste, can be operated from a safe location. A submersible version of FlexiDrive is available that operates valves in up to 15 metres of water.
FlexiDrive is said to be completely maintenance-free, and available in two sizes to accommodate large and small valves.