Akron Brass announces the launch of a space-saving, lightweight electric valve actuator

WOOSTER, Ohio– Akron Brass, the performance leader in the fire apparatus industry, has launched a new Electric Valve Actuator, which is 34% smaller and 68% lighter than our previous model.

Space is at a premium in fire trucks, so our customers requested a more compact and lightweight electric valve actuator to meet that need.  We met the challenge of developing a new electric valve actuator.  By applying the technical expertise we have achieved during 30+ years of manufacturing heavy-duty, Swing-Out™ Valves, and fire apparatus for 60+ years,” said Jason Riggenbach, global product manager at Akron Brass.

The new actuator is rugged, accurate, and reliable and survived 25 destructive tests. The new actuator also features manual override from two sides, making it the easiest electric actuator to install on a truck in the industry.  The new actuator is available on 1.5” to 3.5” valves. The actuator meets NFPA 1901 requirements and is patent-pending.

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About Akron Brass Company

Founded in 1918, Akron Brass is a worldwide marketer and manufacturer of high-performance life-safety, firefighting, and emergency response equipment. Markets served consist of fire & rescue, petrochemical, marine, military, airports, mining, specialty vehicles, and bus & student transportation.  A IDEX Corporation Company [NYSE:IEX], Akron Brass is ISO 9001 registered and has an excellent reputation for developing and manufacturing innovative products. Headquartered in Wooster, OH, Akron Brass has additional manufacturing facilities in Columbus, OH and Ocala, FL, with sales offices in Beijing, China and Dubai, UAE. For more information on Akron Brass, visit

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