The Smart Actuator Company (SACO) vision is to reinvent the way we design and use electric motors in actuators. Working with regional agricultural companies, they were inspired to design a radically new form of actuator. Their new design has various efficiency built in to reduce manufacture cost and material intensity. The design is now Patent Protected.
Today, the lightweight RIFT drive in the SmartAct®-1 Actuator delivers greater energy efficiency, at a greater range of speeds. Simple and efficient to manufacture, SACO actuators promise energy and carbon footprint savings across a range of applications. The SmartAct®-1 covers the output range through 40, 60, 80 and 100 Nm. In 2017 the SmartAct®-2 will be a ‘coke can’ size with an output range from 0 to 40 Nm and the SmartAct®-3 Large Actuator ranges from 100 Nm up to 400 Nm.
The company has also designed its actuators to be easy to install on all valve types and software configurable via Bluetooth connection from a laptop or hand held device. The software currently runs on Microsoft Windows® platform but is being developed for Android and Apple devices. The manual configuration option is also available through local control buttons on the lid.
SACO has established early links with distributors in South Africa, Australia, Germany, as well as the USA and has just agreed a mutual distributorship arrangement with Mars Valves UK Limited (part of the Severn Glocon Group) in the United Kingdom.
We are proud members of the British Valve and Actuator Association.
Established in 1939, the British Valve and Actuator Association represents the interests of over 200 British companies which are responsible for over £1billion sales each year.
BVAA member companies employ more than 9000 personnel directly in manufacturing and an equal number in support industries.
We have been featured twice in the BVAA Magazine, Valve User.
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