ATI Quarter-Turn Hydraulic Actuator

Performance Highlights




The ATI Quarter-Turn Hydraulic valve actuator is ideal for operating valves where utilizing hi-pressure natural gas as a power media presents a safety concern, for instance in a closed environment. The Quarter-Turn Hydraulic Actuator is designed to operate with pressures up to 1500 psi, providing torque outputs over 1 million inch-pounds. This hydraulic actuator provides the optimum size to output torque for operating pipeline ball valves.

ATI Quarter-Turn Hydraulic Actuator Performance Highlights

Canted Scotch Yoke Design

The canted scotch yoke mechanism provides high breakaway torque at the beginning stroke resulting in smaller cylinders, which reduces cost. All hydraulic actuators utilize teflon impregnated, sintered bronze bushings on a heavily chrome-plated guide bar to absorb any side loads, guaranteeing smooth operation and longer cycle life.

Linear Travel Stops

The externally adjustable travel stops are on center with the piston rod, eliminating side loading to the scotch yoke. Located at either end of the actuator, these travel stops provide precise adjustment. Both the open and close travel stops are independently adjustable.

Electroless Nickel Plated Cylinders

The cylinder walls are electroless nickel plated and precision honed to ensure long lasting, trouble free service. All pistons are furnished with a teflon impregnated graphite guide ring (wear band) that eliminates any possible metal to metal contact. The piston and rod seals are made of teflon rings preloaded by an O-ring suitable for the most severe working conditions.

Manual Hand Pump

Each hydraulic actuator is equipped with a manual hand pump and hydraulic oil reservoir. When pipeline pressure is not available, the manual hand pump can be used to safely and reliably open and close the valve at its maximum torque requirement.


ATI Quarter-Turn Hydraulic Actuators are used in the following industries. Click below to learn more.

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I have to say, we looked at the valves and the actuators this afternoon and they are very well packaged and presented. I want to thank ATI for the attention this order has clearly received & I plan to pursue similar solutions in the future with you guys.


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Tom R., , Independent Auditing Agency

ATI linear actuators on 6-inch and 8-inch gate valves have worked flawlessly since put in Y-grade liquid service in 1994.

George Ford, Engineer, Enterprise Products

I was impressed and quite thankful for ATI’s commitment to get the job done on time and with a high level of quality.

Konrad M. Fontenot, Engineering Section Group Lead, Exxonmobil Beaumont

ATI has been supportive when we have had questions and their product has worked well for us. If the application came up again where we had the choice of using the ATI actuators, I would recommend getting them.


All of our switching valves for our mole sieve beds are orbit valves fitted with ATI actuators. These have been in service for ~8 months now and have had no issues.


ATI was very supportive during this project with helping us when we had to retrofit the actuators to the valves during a quick series of valve replacements.


We have 14 of your actuators at this facility, with a clean rack record for over a decade.

Maintenance Team Member, Industrial Gas Supplier

I really appreciate the commitment to deliver the needed products on a very short schedule.

Instrument Engineering Section Member, Gulf Coast Refinery

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