This new explosion-proof quarter-turn AQXL range guarantees the essential functions required to operate a valve or a damper are certified for use in an explosive atmosphere according to main international standards, adaptable to the specifications of engineering companies, and have been designed to offer increased security and reliability to your installation. This new products are even closer to standard actuation needs than the former FIRST BC generation.

Product specifications

Torque range:

• 40 Nm and 70 Nm

Compliance with international explosion-proof standards: ATEX, IEC-Ex, NEMA 7...

Type of Controls:

> Electromechanical SWITCH

BC Duty & Modulating Classification:

  • On-Off: Class A
  • Inching / Positioning : Class B

Environment: IP 68 / C4 ( C5 on request) / T: -20°C ...+60°C

Linear applications

Product benefits

Compact & optimized design

  • Super compact design
  • Product architecture adapted to customers’ requirements (70 Nm)
  • Multi-voltage (AC/DC) & multifrequency products : suitable whatever your location on the globe
  • 24VDC, 2 wires or 12VDC 2 or 3 wires available as an option
  • Short delivery time, even for voluminous projects, thanks to large production capacity.
  • Nameplate with ATEX, IECEx and CSA as standards to simplify delivery

Easy to use

  • Easy commissioning for quick installation on site: pre-wired version available (1-phase only),
  • User-friendly set up of travel limitation system with a standard screwdriver. Cameblock directly accessible at the front.
  • Positioner option (4-20mA)
  • Manual operation via manual hexagonal output: essential for emergency intervention
  • BC APP: Bernard Controls new mobile application to get access to full documentation and Assitance.

Reliable design

  • BERNARD CONTROLS design methodology built-up on the nuclear market highly demanding requirements
  • 80+ years of continuous experience and BC inventor of the compact quarter-turn electric actuator
  • Extended lifetime: more than 100000 cycles attained during endurance tests in laboratory.
  • Heavy duty design: full aluminum enclosure protected by durable powder coating, C4, IP68, large temperature scale.
  • Compliance with international explosionproof standards : ATEX, IEC Ex...
  • Self-locking at all speeds without any additional component
  • S4 Motor Service Duty. Up to 120 starts per hour at peak of operation.
  • Electronic torque limiter for reinforced valve security

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