Design of a Position Controlled Electric Actuator Used in Fluid Control Valves

Tosun G., Kivanc O. C., Oguz E., Mutlu Y., Ustun O.

17th IEEE International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (PEMC), Varna, Bulgaria, 25 - 28 September 2016, pp.551-556 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Varna
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Page Numbers: pp.551-556
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Valves are the main elements for controlling fluids in industry and other application areas. To control flow precisely, valves need a controlled action which leads to implement actuators, gear systems and electronic controllers. Increasing dominance of electrical actuators due to the advantages of easy control and intervention and space-efficient designs brings seldom implementation of hydraulic and pneumatic actuation. In fluid control applications, the main target is to obtain the right position, i.e. angle for rotary actuators, for adjusting flow rate. In this study, the design and implementation of a position controlled electrically actuated valve used for fluid control are presented. The design phases of system universal power supply and electronic control system are given and the experimental results of position control which are representing the validation the design study is also discussed. Also a special current control scheme is used to overcome transient disruptions.