Actuator manufacturer and flow control company, Rotork p.l.c, has announced the acquisition of the entire share capital of the operating companies of the Schischek group. Schischek is a leader in the design, manufacture and sale of explosion-proof electric actuators, sensors, transmitters and controllers, principally for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), chemical, pharmaceutical, shipbuilding and offshore industries.
Schischek will become part of Rotork’s Controls division and Roland Graf, the current Managing Director of Schischek, will remain in this position. The acquisition increases Rotork’s existing range of explosion-proof actuators and provides Rotork with exposure to an attractive new end market.
Schischek product ranges encompass rotary and linear electric actuators and control systems providing on-off and positional control for 2 and 3-way valves and dampers, including spring-return options. Actuator ranges are complemented by transmitting and switching sensors for differential pressure, temperature and humidity and other accessories including door holder magnets.
Designed and manufactured to the highest possible standards and in accordance with ATEX94/9/EC, Schischek products are suitable for operation in Ex zones 1, 2, 21, & 22 where gases, vapours, mists and dust may be present in the environment. Widespread applications include many industrial processes that use potentially explosive media, extraction units in tunnel systems or air flow control units in chemical laboratories, dust extraction systems in paint lines, waste water plants, container ships and tankers, oil and gas platforms and gas pipeline compressor stations.
Schischek products are used throughout the world and are approved and certificated by Ex, UL, CSA (both US and Canada), ExGostR and IECEx. Products are also IP66 and SIL2 rated.