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Water valve actuation

Opening and closing water valves can be very difficult due to the amount of pressure behind them and rusting of the mechanism.  The previous method for completing this task required the use of a large stilson wrench.  Due to size of the valve, pressure on the gate, or scale on the components, the torque required to actuate the valve by hand was unsafe and could potentially cause long term injuries due to excessive physical actvity. The previous method was also time consuming due to the limited space for operation of the stilson wrench. The solution is to utilise the Norbar CTM-72-1250 Valve Actuation Tool and a custom designed reaction arm/assembly to safely actuate the valve.   The Norbar CTM-72-1250 Valve Actuation Tool has a 3 speed concept that delivers the benefit of fast run down speeds when minimal load is required when actuating the valve and low speed high torque setting to assist when loads are high. The CTM-72-1250’s operation is quiet, less than 70dB (A) w ...

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