Ease of Automation with Integral Actuator Mounting
Ladish utilizes a rigidly secured mounting bracket for actuators, worm gears and levers. The bracket, constructed of heavy plate steel, is welded or bolted to the valve body. The mounting plate is parallel to the bore, and perpendicular to the stem, so there is no misalignment of the operator. Ladish places a heavy metal bushing in the bracket of the valve to guide the stem and ensure that the stem does not experience lateral movement if subjected to side loads during operation. If a side load occurs, it is absorbed outside the packing chamber and does not deform the packing. Deformation of packing caused by side loading is a major cause of stem leakage in quarter-turn valves.
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