Kinetrol engineered the first rotary vane actuators in 1958. The rotary design is based upon a single moving part which eliminates additional parts required to convert linear motion to rotary motion. This simple and innovative design provides a highly accurate and extremely reliable actuator for operating valves, drives and dampers, and is perfectly suited for the most demanding process control control applications.
Kinetrol was established as a firm of control engineers in 1958. Initially, the company’s activities were based on its damping expertise which lead to the development of Kinetrol’s rotary viscous dashpots for smooth motion control.
Kinetrol later invented and patented its vane-type rotary pneumatic actuator, recognizing the emerging need for quarter-turn valve and mechanism actuation. Since then, the company has added many actuator control modules to meet the growing demand for more precise and sophisticated process control and monitoring.
Kinetrol operates from three sites in Farnham, England, and exports at least 70% of sales to countries all over the world.