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LockMesh or Stainless? “That IS the question”

This assembly utilizes our proprietary LockMesh coating on an MT series actuator to provide the end user with excellent chemical resistance at an affordable price compared to complete stainless actuators. The customer supplied limit switch with integral solenoid was mounted and plumbed at Max-Air Technology…
Max-Air Technology
April 30, 2015
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Plastic Assemblies

Max-Air’s Technopolymer pneumatic actuator mounted to CPVC ball valves: Our Technopolymer rack and pinion actuator combined with these CPVC ball valves with FPM seals allowed the customer automated control of their high chlorine content water, without fear of corrosion.
Max-Air Technology
April 16, 2015
Case Studies

Jogging High Performance

This assembly was designed to provide a means of “jogging” and actuator position without the use of a positioner. Both solenoids are normally closed, one controls air coming in to the spring return actuator, one controls exhaust of air in the actuator. To open the…
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
Case Studies

4-20mA Modulating Double-Acting Actuator

MT31.DA.F05-F07.CH17 double-acting actuator equipped with PEY02 positioner. The PEY02 positioner I/P converts a 4-20mA input signal to a controlled air supply output, diverting air to either the right or left ports of the actuator as needed to achieve the desired position. The PEY02 also includes…
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
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Heavy Duty Proximity Sensor

This application required that Max Air integrate a Turck sensor/switch with an auxiliary lead for solenoid valve operation via a single cable from the control panel. Note the adjustable puck and IP67 sealed multi pin connections throughout
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
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Highly Polished Disc 24” BFV

Application required a highly polished CF8M disc with an EPDM seat, designed for use in a vacuum freeze drying application, fitted with a Max-Air MT76 spring return pneumatic actuator. Bracket and coupling manufactured in house in O’Fallon, Missouri.
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
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4” Butterfly Valve Tee-Assembly

An MT46.S4.F07-F10.CH22 spring-return actuator actuates two 4” butterfly valves simultaneously via a mechanical tee-linkage assembly fabricated in-house by Max-Air. Two 4” lug style butterfly valves are mounted to a standard 4” ductile iron tee. Set up for a diverting application, fluid from the inlet of…
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
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Automated Industrial Basket Strainer

Max-Air custom designed solution where automation of an industrial basket strainer was required. Over time, basket strainers can be difficult to operate, and customer wanted a simplified and safe solution. Package used a Max-Air UT56 180° double acting pneumatic actuator, fitted with Max-Air speed controls…
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
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Lock Mesh Monster

Long ago in a land far far away, corrosion was a problem for aluminum actuators. With Max Air’s exclusive Lock Mesh coating, these same actuators can have the corrosion resistance of stainless with a fraction of the weight.
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
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Manual CS Ball Valve w/ Limit Switch

Handle-operated 4” flanged ball valve outfitted with an XAB Series limit switch box. Max-Air’s custom designed mounting kit allows for freedom to operate the handle while linking the valve stem to the limit switch box’s Namur shaft, providing open/close feedback. Manual limit switch kits are…
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
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Manual Gear OP with Limit Switch

This 10” High Performance Double Offset Butterfly Valve is operated by Max-Air’s GO series manual gearbox. What makes this one a little different is the customer’s request for an explosion proof limit switch. To allow for this, Max-Air’s diligent engineering team designed and built these…
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
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Complete Stainless Steel Package

Max-Air Technology stocks and ships daily, complete stainless steel automated packages. Shown is a Max-Air SS26 pneumatic actuator (316 SS), fitted with a Max-Air SSV86 stainless steel NAMUR mounted solenoid valve (316 SS) a Max-Air MS45-120703 stainless steel limit switch box (316 SS). Full stainless…
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
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Manual Plastic Ball Valve w/ Limit Switch

Handle-operated 4” flanged plastic ball valve outfitted with a CAB Series limit switch box. Max-Air’s custom designed mounting kit allows for freedom to operate the handle while linking the valve stem to the limit switch box’s Namur shaft, providing open/close feedback. Manual limit switch kits…
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
Case Studies

Jogging High Performance

This assembly was designed to provide a means of “jogging” and actuator position without the use of a positioner. Both solenoids are normally closed, one controls air coming in to the spring return actuator, one controls exhaust of air in the actuator. To open the…
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
Case Studies

Extended Travel Stop

Because of Max Air’s better than industry standard plus or minus 10 degrees of open and closed position adjustability, extended travel stops are rarely needed. When they are however, they can be provided and can be designed to stop the valve in almost any position.
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
Case Studies

Great Things from a Small Package

This full port ½” 3pc SS valve assembly was to replace a low Cv solenoid. With our MT04 which is a mere 4 inches long and 2 inches wide, makes this assembly tiny, yet highly effective. Very few companies offer a pneumatic this small, and…
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
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Linear Assembly

That’s right! We might be famous for our rotary actuators, but we also assemble, test, and calibrate linear ones as well. This particular assembly uses a custom mounting kit with our PNY positioner for a customer supplied linear control valve.
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
Case Studies

Smart Beacon

This MT16 actuator incorporates our Smart Beacon which uses an indicator with 4 way interchangeable metal targets and a proximity switch to sense valve position. This combination is great for intrinsically safe or hazardous environments.
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
Case Studies

Special Seawater Application

Specially designed and manufactured Max-Air stainless steel actuator for use in an offshore platform. Actuator has been fitted with a Max-Air designed stainless steel high capacity flow block (HCFD) and ½” stainless steel external tubing, allowing the unit to be powered by seawater.
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
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Explosion Proof Electro-Hydraulic

Max Air’s line of electro-hydraulic actuators provide spring return ESD control in a variety of applications on valves with torques well beyond the limits of traditional electric spring return actuators. With accessories like modulating control, solar panels, and the like, the capabilities are dramatically extended.
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
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Dual Automated PVC Butterfly Valves

Max-Air MT41 double acting pneumatic actuator retrofitted to drive two PVC butterfly valves in alternating operation with one actuator (one valve is open while the opposite valve is closed). Brackets and couplings manufactured by Max-Air; full assembly and testing completed onsite, shipped with foam-in-place packaging.
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
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Heat Dissipating Mounting Kit

This unique assembly is used in a boiler feed water application where line temps can easily exceed 210 degrees Fahrenheit. Our special in-house designed heat dissipating mounting kit keeps the actuator safe from the heat while maintaining a small package.
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
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Tank Bottom Application

An MT41.S4.F07-F10.CH22 spring-return actuator mounted with an extra-long stem extension to a SS ball valve with special tank bottom end connection. The long stem extension provides clearance for the actuator from the bottom of the tank. The spring-return fail close actuator provides fail-safe tank shutoff…
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
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Direct Mount BFV Assembly

Max-Air integrated butterfly valve assembly, direct mount configuration, fitted with an MT17 spring return actuator, an SV61-120 VAC solenoid valve, and a NEMA 4/4X MS45-120M03 limit switch. Solenoid valve is prewired and terminated inside of the limit switch; this provides for power and signal wires…
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
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Integrated IFM Plug-&-Play ASi Switch w/ Solenoid Valve

MT26.DA.F05-F07.CH17 double-acting actuator with IFM Plug-&-Play ASi proximity switch, smart beacon & pre-terminated solenoid valve. Max-Air’s customizable smart beacon provides targets to trip the IFM switch in the open and closed positions. The SV61-24VDC-ASI solenoid valve coil uses a 24VDC power signal for ASi compatibility…
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
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Roomy Junction Box

This actuator system was assembled for ease of wiring in a hazardous environment. Using a solenoid valve with a roomy junction box, all of the connections for switches and the solenoid are made simple for field electricians.
Max-Air Technology
April 14, 2015
Case Studies

Direct Mount Electric Assembly

Max-Air AE Series fast acting electric actuator direct mounted to a 3-piece stainless steel ball valve. This assembly replaced a low Cv solenoid valve with a full port ball valve, and provided the customer with a much better solution providing excellent flow while maintaining the…
Max-Air Technology
April 9, 2015