The Elliott Uniflex-Stow™ System is the most versatile, reliable and proven approach to remote mechanical valve actuation available today. The Uniflex-Stow system is a unique answer to the problem of remote mechanical valve actuation. When a valve is in a hazardous or hard-to-reach position, and must be actuated, then Uniflex-Stow solves the problem. It is the safe and reliable way to actuate almost any valve. If you are still specifying or using out-of-date chains dual cable systems, linear systems or make-shift solid rod and UJ systems then think Uniflex-Stow – proven, reliable, virtually no maintenance and easy to plan and install.
- Place valve operating stations in convenient positions so that many valves can be accessible from one point.
- Make valves safer to operate by eliminating high platforms and other dangerous operating environments.
- Place the operating station away from hazardous environments or situations where operating personnel would normally want to limit exposure.
Flexible Shaft Systems
Flexible shaft systems are used when there is a large number of obstacles between the operating position and the valve to be operated. They can be easily routed around these obstacles making installation clean, efficient and simple. It features high-tensile, stainless and carbon steel, flexible shaft which is operated by a direct drive or geared system. The geared system can be configured using a range of gear ratios allowing smooth operation in even the longest and most complex installations. The direct drive system accommodates a wide range torque requirements through the use of varying shaft diameters. A flexible shaft is designed for rotary power transmission and ideally suited to remote and safe actuation of valves.
Rigid Rod Systems
Rigid rod systems are ideal where remote valve operating system paths are straight or nearly straight. The rigid rod can accommodate sharp bends easily with the use of gear boxes or swivel gear joints. In addition to the rigid components, Elliott manufactures numerous adaptors and other fittings so that combination flexible shaft and rigid rod systems can be used together to handle particularly difficult design problems. The quality of our rigid rod systems is equal to that of the flexible shaft components and conform to Naval Sea Systems Command Specifications.