Configurator Solutions offers actuator sizing & selection applications for both manufacturers of actuators (as standalone tools) as well as for valve manufacturers, as an add-on to their valve selection programs.
Solutions can be provided for hydraulic, pneumatic & electric actuators, of both linear as well as rotary types.

The following steps are followed as part of the Actuator selection process.
  1. Calculation of force requirements
  2. Selection of power source
  3. Selection of mechanism
  4. Sizing of actuator and components
  5. Selection of accessories
The parameters to be considered while making a selection include -
  1. Valve type and size
  2. Pressure drop
  3. Services and operating condition
  4. Flow medium
  5. Sealing
  6. Fire safety
  7. Fail safe operation
  8. Operating temperature
  9. Cyclic speed and rate
  10. Stem orientation
1. Product selection – Piston cylinder actuator

Valve input
Type, sub-type, size, rating, pressure class, shut-off class, plug type, packing, flow direction

Service input data
Fluid, Stroke, stroke time, required thrust, safety factor, design temperature & pressure, available air

Actuator Configurator

Actuator input data

Type, sub-type, fail safe type, range & fail position

Actuator Configurator

2. Product selection – electric actuator

Valve inputs: Type, pressure class, bore, no of start threads, flow direction

Service input data: Inlet pressure, inlet temperature, seat test pressure, mode of operation, Maximum Working Pressure

Actuator Configurator


Recommended model of the Electric actuator with details such as stem diameter, Lift, no of turns, actuator thrust, etc.

Actuator Configurator