Model 8256-017 is an actuator that is part of the Woodward Electrically Powered Governor series. It is compatible with diesel, gasoline, and gas engines and is capable of being mounted directly on a panel.
Specifications for products 8256-017 include;
- A weight of 1.2 pounds.
- Switch-selected dual dynamics.
- Supply voltage of 12 Vdc.
- Isochronous and single-phase droop control.
- Clockwise and counterclockwise rotation.
- Internal springs.
This product has a lower heat threshold than other actuators from Woodward. The corrosive-resistant material makes it a long-lasting product. This actuator is capable of being used with load-sharing accessories and is one part of a complete EPG system. The complete system has three components, including the actuator, magnetic pickup, and speed control. Product 8256-017 is designed for prime movers with low friction. The minimum supply voltage for this model is 10 Vdc, with a maximum of 16 Vdc. These actuators were designed to operate at the highest level of efficiency for products of this kind. Model 8256-017 has been discontinued by Woodward, but can be found through other sources. AX Control will sell, buy, and even repair these actuators. Purchasing one will also come with a three-year warranty.