R&D

Our know-how in actuator development and our commitment to continuous improvement in the areas of performance and reliability not only ensures that the most up-to-date technologies and materials are used (our actuators and accessories are designed, engineered, assembled and tested in Italy), but also that our clients can count on a reduction in their long term operational costs, thanks to the long and trouble-free life of our products.
Our extensive expertise in actuator design fully utilises the opportunities for innovative and competitive engineering solutions whilst ensuring compliance with all relevant standards. IMI STI regularly reviews its product lines and surveys customer requirements and specifications to ensure effective additions to, and strengthening of its products range.
The Research and Development department controls a suite of test facilities which include a laboratory, where our engineers develop new patents (20+ innovations each year).
Continuous investment in computerised systems, integrated machining centres, test benches and computer controlled state of the art machine tools, ensure the highest level of component quality and repeatability in line with our policy of maintaining IMI STI as a manufacturing centre of excellence.

Actuation systems for the operation of pneumatic or hydraulic industrial valves
Actuation systems for the operation of pneumatic or hydraulic industrial valves

List of in-house testing equipment

  • Thermal Test Chamber - Temperature range: from -70ºC to +150ºC
  • Test Bench up to 5,000 Nm
  • Test Bench up to 30,000 Nm
  • Test Bench up to 250,000 Nm
  • PMI Spectroscopy Laser
  • Pressure Test Room