Portable Valve Actuator

Our Portable Valve Actuator

Valve Assist from modec is a range of portable power tools designed to take the hard work out of operating manual valves. Valves can become difficult to operate for a number of reasons. Mostly due to long periods where the valve is never operated. During this time, the moving parts within deteriorate. Lubrication dries up and corrosion may set in.

A program of valve exercising is essential to keeping valves in good working order and identifying maintenance needs. This is where ‘Valve Assist’ comes in to its own. Each portable drive tool is equipped with a mounting kit designed to couple the drive tool to the valve input shaft or hand wheel. As well as this, the tool incorporates a reaction device design to absorb any torque load when the valve encounters a tight spot or stops on its seat.

This all makes Valve Assist a compelling proposition to significantly speed up operation and also reduce the risk of strain injury to the operator.

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Thanks to their long life batteries, the electric actuator is able to deliver a high power for more than 30 minutes. This means they are not dependent on an energy source.The gas actuator can be used in total autonomy, the only limit being the available petrol supply. The pneumatic portable valve actuator is the most compact, light and powerful. You can have them ATEX II certified, they can go to stall and they don’t generate heat, sparks or smoke.

CHOOSE YOUR MOTOR
ELECTRIC Portable Valve Actuator

ELECTRIC Portable Valve Actuator

Excellent autonomy
Smoke free
Easy implementation
Maximum torque : 760 Nm (560 ft.lb)

Torque level
GAS Portable Valve Actuator

GAS Portable Valve Actuator

Unlimited autonomy
Ideal for remote environments
Maximum torque :
700 Nm (520 ft.lb)

Torque level
PNEUMATIC Portable Valve Actuator

PNEUMATIC Portable Valve Actuator

No heat, spark or smoke
ATEX certification available
High torque and speed
Jam & blockage resistant
Maximum torque : 680 Nm (500 ft.lb)

Torque level

All our portable actuators are available in 3 versions “Easy” “Standard” and “Heavy” duty.

Valve Assist, portable valve actuators are designed to speed up the operation of large valves, and also valves which have become stiff to operate over extended periods without use or maintenance.

CHOOSE YOUR ACTUATOR'S HEAD
STRAIGHT

STRAIGHT

Included as standard. Compatible with all our adaptors range.

RIGHT ANGLE

RIGHT ANGLE

Using a right angle head increases the torque and decreases the speed. It is the best solution to reach tight spots.

BANJO

BANJO

For rising stem valves. Available in standard and heavy duty.

All heads are compatible with any motor.

CHOOSE YOUR ADAPTORS
FIXED FINGERS

FIXED FINGERS

This exclusive patented system is the simplest and most effective for clamping on to flat or slightly tapered handwheels.

SPOKE ADAPTORS

SPOKE ADAPTORS

The spoke adaptors clamp solidly and quickly to the handwheel and can turn in both directions, with or without a rising stem.

FIXED UNIVERSAL ADAPTORS

FIXED UNIVERSAL ADAPTORS

These adaptors must be fixed to the handwheel before use.

INTERFACES

INTERFACES

Comprehensive range of interfaces and extension bars for all configuration types.

All the adaptors are compatible with all actuator’s drive heads

CHOOSE YOUR TORQUE REACTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
REACTION ARMS

REACTION ARMS

Included as standard with all delivery.

ARTICULATED REACTION ARM FIXED TO VEHICLE TRAILER HATCH

ARTICULATED REACTION ARM FIXED TO VEHICLE TRAILER HATCH

Ideal for valves buried beneath roads, or for any valve which has an upward facing handwheel.

FOOT HELD ARTICULATED

FOOT HELD ARTICULATED

By simply standing on the reaction arm, the operator doesn’t need to carry the torque reaction with his arms

STAND FOR UNDERGROUND / BURIED VALVES

STAND FOR UNDERGROUND / BURIED VALVES

Designed for underground water distribution system valves, this stand makes the actuator easy & safe to use with a telescopic «Tee-key»

TELESCOPIC BIPOD

TELESCOPIC BIPOD

The bipod is light, small, easy to use and practical. It’s adapted for use in a wide variety of situations.

SPECIAL/ADAPTED FLANGES

SPECIAL/ADAPTED FLANGES

These flanges are made to order by our technical department based on the specific characteristics of your system.

To guarantee operator safety and comfort, it’s essential to use a torque reaction management system. Several types of system are available for use in different situations. Each is compatible with the whole range of actuators and adaptors because of their identical flange.

CHOOSE YOUR OPTIONS
RIGHT ANGLE

RIGHT ANGLE

Only available for the HL83 Easy duty and Standard duty range, the right angle head RA20 is very light and compact. It enables the actuator to operate in small, tight spaces.

DIGITAL REVOLUTION COUNTER

DIGITAL REVOLUTION COUNTER

The digital revolution counter adds up the turns in one direction and subtracts them in the other.

TORQUE LIMITER

TORQUE LIMITER

The torque limiter for modec portable valve actuators means you can disconnect the motor section from the gear box section when the torque limit is reached.

Options are built into the actuator during factory assembly and cannot be added or removed at a later stage.

CHOOSE YOUR ACCESSORIES
FRL

FRL

Pneumatic portable valve actuators (HL83) require dry, clean and properly lubricated air in order to work effectively.

SAT Box

SAT Box

The SAT Box (Safety Air Treatment box) is a safety device that protects the user and the equipment.

EXHAUST COLLECTOR AND SILENCER

EXHAUST COLLECTOR AND SILENCER

It is recommended to use a silencer with pneumatic portable actuators. It fixes to the actuator’s exhaust vent and reduces the sound level.

TRANSPORT CASES

TRANSPORT CASES

Extremely robust, these transport and storage cases are designed to order so that all the equipment fits snugly into a pre-cut protective foam.

KIT BOX

KIT BOX

For regular professional use, the modec kit box is a metal case that can hold all the equipment necessary for various operations.

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Protecting workers against the possibility of strain injury is just one of a host of Health and Safety issues which are a high priority in any work place. Injuries of this type sustained when operating valve wheels can now be avoided with Valve Assist from Modec.

Not only is the risk of strain injury significantly reduced, but productivity is improved by speeding up valve operation.

Modec Valve Assist range of Portable Valve Actuators provides a simple, cost effective way of greatly reducing the strain associated with operating ‘difficult’ valves or other equipment originally designed to be manually operated, for example an aging Penstock mechanism in the Water Industry.