Damper Actuators

High-Quality Electric, Pneumatic and Manual Damper Actuators from Kelair Products

Actuators are used to control and operate dampers

Kelair furnishes electric, pneumatic and manual damper actuators on all of our custom engineered products. The electric and pneumatic actuators can be either 2 position control or modulating control. Additionally, the damper actuators can be ordered in four ways:

  • Factory installed and ready to operate
  • Shipped with the damper unattached for field installation
  • Shipped directly to the job site for field installation
  • Factory mounted and tested, custom supplied actuator packages
Manufacturing a Custom Damper Actuator

Pneumatic and electric for easy connectivity and flexibility

Pneumatic damper actuators are multipurpose positioning mechanisms used to accurately position industrial dampers in response to output signals of a pneumatic controller or electro-pneumatic transducer. They have high power to size ratios in confined spaces and flexible mounting configurations.

Electric damper actuators provide easy connectivity to digital controllers. The voltage source must be selected and typical voltages for these devices are: 24 VDC, 120 VAC or 240 VAC. All Kelair’s electric actuators are compact in size and easily installed. We will work with your specifications or we will readily determine the best damper operator to fit your specific application. All of our damper actuating packages will come prewired, pre-piped, calibrated and fully tested.

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Electric & Pneumatic Damper Actuator Specifications & Features

Electric Damper Actuator

  • ISO 5211 Mounting
  • Wormgear drive for longer life and low maximum noise level of 50db
  • Standard Enclosure IP-67, NEMA 4, 4X
  • 20 Watt internal heater to minimize condensation due to temperature and humidity changes
  • Squirrel cage, totally enclosed motor

Pneumatic Damper Actuator

  • Available in double acting or spring return
  • ISO 5211 mounting
  • High cycle life with low friction bearings on all moving and sliding surfaces
  • Modular design utilizing the same body and end caps for both double-acting and spring-return versions.
  • Corrosion Resistant with PTFE coated body, polyester coated end caps and stainless steel fasteners
  • Safety contained springs prevent hazards of inadvertent ejection during maintenance
  • Optional mounting kits to cover any application and replacement of the obsolete unit
Damper Actuator Specifications

Manual Damper Actuator Specifications & Features

Kelair Offers three types of manual damper actuators: 

  • Lever & Quadrant:
    • This type of damper actuator has a manual lever with a locking quadrant. The Lever allows for easy and precise adjustment. The locking quadrant is a threaded handle and clamp style for secure locking.
  • Gear Operator Handwheel:
    • This actuator is composed of an industrial worm gear operator that is a quarter- turn, self-locking type. The handwheel is 12 inches and there is a 30:1 gear ratio for easy operations
  • Gear Operator & Chainwheel: 
    • This manual actuator is the same as above, but with a chain wheel & chain drop at a distance, in place of a hand wheel for remote operation. The chainwheel and chain drop at distance per customers specifications.
Dampers and actuators
Butterfly Dampers

Butterfly Dampers

Butterfly dampers used by Kelair have the simplest design and the fastest turnaround. They are the economical choice for applications ranging from light duty to heavy duty and low temperature to high temperature.

Louver Dampers

Louver Dampers

Kelair's Louver Dampers are applicable for both light, and heavy-duty industrial ventilation for high volume flow control, and isolation applications. This damper modulates the flow of air and gas in dry or wet conditions or can shut them off altogether.

Slide Gate / Guillotine Dampers

Slide Gate / Guillotine Dampers

These types of slide gate or guillotine dampers are used primarily as shut off devices. Kelair's rugged, heavy duty designs are available round or square with sizes from 4" up to 96" making them an ideal solution for industrial applications.

Diverter & Tee Dampers

Diverter & Tee Dampers

Diverter Dampers or Tee Dampers are used to redirect air stream from one outlet to another. These types of dampers are widely used in incineration systems to divert process air and gas to the incinerator or by-pass to the atmosphere.

Refractory Dampers

Refractory Dampers

Kelair’s Refractory dampers are manufactured to withstand temperatures up to 1900 F in corrosive, particulate and/or process gas environments. This unique design helps reduce heat loss and provide erosion protection for the frame.

Inlet Vane Dampers

Inlet Vane Dampers

Inlet Vane Dampers work with fans and blowers to enhance their performance by controlling air volume and fan shut-off. Kelair’s design boasts no external linkage, eliminating pinch points and damage to the assembly.

Backdraft Dampers

Backdraft Dampers

Kelair’s Backdraft dampers are engineered to allow airflow in one direction and prevent reverse airflow. Backdraft dampers control airflow in ventilation systems either to modulate or to shut off moving air through a fan opening when it is turned off.

Stack Cap Dampers

Stack Cap Dampers

Kelair's Stack Cap Dampers isolate the stack opening to prevent foreign material from entering and conserve warmth when the stack is shut down. The dampers deliver accurate airflow and isolation at high temperatures, reducing the stack effect.

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