The ProAct™ Analog product line is a family of electric actuators intended to be mounted on-engine
to control varying functions including (but not limited to):
- Fuel rack positioning
- Timing control,
- Throttle valve,
- Wastegate positioning.
The actuator is effectively a positioner with an integral driver, which will accept a position command signal from another device in the system such as a speed control.
In addition, the ProAct Digital Plus actuators include an integral digital driver capable of controlling the actuator, communicating with the outside control system, and containing on-board software and intelligence to realize monitoring and customizing functions.
The actuators are designed to be base- or flange-in an on-engine environment and can therefore withstand high levels of vibration and temperature extremes. They all have a 0.625-36 serrated tooth terminal shaft, and an optional rotation scale and indicator are available for visible travel detection. The actuators accept analog or PWM position command signals.
In addition, the Digital Plus driver accepts CAN position command signals and can be configured for redundant command signals. It monitors all available internal and external signals, and annunciates any detected faults through a discrete output. An analog output provides actual position indication, and a discrete input is available to remotely shut down the actuator.
Additional features of the Digital Plus driver include on-line and off-line diagnostics, current limiting based on driver electronics temperature, CAN communications, and service port communications.