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Publication Date: 06/1/2010
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Asahi Intros New Electromni Actuator
Improved actuator assembly.
Malden, MA — Asahi/America Inc. is introducing its new Series 83A Electromni actuator for ball valves. The predecessor Series 83 has been the actuator of choice for small quarter-turn ball valves since 1983; the new series maintains the Series 83's original look while improving on its quality, design and performance.

The new product remains compact and reliable with the same signature blue cover and gray base, however, it now has a Nema 4X type enclosure to meet today's industry standards. The flanged cover and baseplate design with a full gasket Nitrile seal enhance sealing performance to keep external water out of the actuator enclosure. Four captivate 304 stainless steel hex-head slotted cap-screws fasten the cover and base halves together, while four Nitrile cap-plugs now cover the formerly exposed motor mounting bolts. A flat gasket, for the company's Type 21 or Type 23 ball valves, or an O-ring, for the Omni ball valve, seal the valve body to the baseplate of the enclosure. Molded 304 stainless steel inserts form an ISO F03, F04 or F05 valve mounting pattern, and 3/8-in. NPT threads have been added to the 1/2-in. 90° conduit for sealing integrity. The electrical wiring still protrudes from the 1/2-in. NPT 90° conduit elbow off of the bottom of the baseplate, to which the valve still directly mounts. The new product is designed to be a direct replacement for the Series 83. The overall dimensions of the Series 83A are within fractions of an inch of the Series 83, permitting it to fit into the tightest spaces. Incoming customer wiring hook-up requirements remain unchanged, as do the cam/coupling arrangement, limit switch plate, indicating lights, two-wire control and optional voltage inputs.

Contact: Asahi/America, Inc., 35 Green Street, Malden, MA 02148. 800-343-3618 or 781-321-5409 fax: 800-426-7058 E-mail: Web:

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