Who Are RIFT Actuators?
RIFT Actuators was founded in 2011 with the overview of providing a product which incorporates innovation, advanced technology, with ease of use in controlling a host of butterfly, ball and gate valves, for the continually growing worldwide valve market.
To drive RIFT’s innovation, our engineers and designers constantly challenge themselves to improve our valve actuator products and technology. Current areas of R&D include further development of our SMART technology, subsea applications and increased torque capabilities for larger valves.
The Smart Actuator
The ‘Smart Actuator’ concept was envisaged, using a host of integrated features, with the use of ‘RIFT technology’, (Reduced Induction Field Technology) a patented multi motor concept, giving the benefits of increased power to weight density, with lower inrush current.
This started the RIFT Actuator Concept.
Why Electric Valve Actuator
In simple terms, a valve actuator is a device that utilises a source of power to control valve functions. The actuator power source can be either electric, manual, hydraulic and pneumatic. With the developments of electronic technology, the requirements of a valve actuator has become more sophisticated. Electric valve actuators not only provide functions of opening and closing but can also check on the functional status and health of a valve as well as predictive maintenance data. Reduction of emissions is an important factor in our current environment which makes electric actuators a solution for valve applications offering a high precision-control positioning. Some specific advantages of an electric valve actuator include the following:
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In 2012 – 2013 the technology and various prototypes became more established and the first Patent application was submitted.
2014 – 2017 was the start of a new and developing progression in the company as the application for the Horizon 2020 Grant was successful.
This Grant gave the company extra funding for further innovation on the designs, and the manufacture of prototype actuators within the current product range.
Between 2016 and 2019 the concept of the RIFT Actuators had now developed to the stage of manufacturing and supplying to the global marketplace.
The product range consisted of four Actuators, RAS, RAM, RAL and the RASU.
Each Actuator packed full of the latest technology and torque capabilities with unique features to make the customers installation, commissioning, flexibility and ease of use for the application.
In this time period the company had grown with forming many relationships with clients worldwide and supporting a diverse range of customer requirements in many different sectors.
The RAS Series
‘In 2019, Rift launched its new RAS Series, the latest in our compact range of robust Actuators catering for torque specification of a lower rating to standard requirements. This has already gained worldwide interest for the fire suppression system, marine systems and many more.’
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