Gearmotor Controllers 

A gearmotor controller designed as a valve controller. It operates on 12 V, interfaces to a computer, turns bidirectionally, and uses a low-cost commercially-available gear motor.

Innovatia gearmotor-controller technology offers general design principles and the designs of three specific controllers, including the VC1 design. The first two controllers differ in their logic designs, are intended for quarter-turn ball valves, use the same Grainger gear motor series as the VC1, are unidirectional, and use optical interrupters with a simple plastic disk mounted on the gear-motor shaft to sense opened and closed positions. 

VC1 Features

on/off or proportional valve actuation and control

single circuit-board that fits onto a line of gear motors

designed to automotive standards for reliability

can be operated manually or by computer, from parallel port

valve on and off positions adjustable for on/off control

proportional control uses additional digital enable line

"on" and "off" outputs indicate when valve is in end or limit positions

turns both directions - suitable for cryogenics by  keeping the drain channel of the valve ball on the exit side, to drain the main channel when off

VC1 Pictures     VC1 Specification

Order the free Gearmotor Valve Controllers project manual and join the VC1 project.

Gearmotor Valve Controller VC1 prototype unit price: $200 US. Several are in stock.


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