Linear Valve Actuators

Linear Valve Actuators Lineup


A linear valve actuator is a mechanical device that converts electric, hydraulic, or pneumatic energy into linear motion. This allows for greater efficiency in work as well as a cost-effective alternative to human operation.

Designed and manufactured to operate a variety of rising stem valves, linear actuators are customized to fit the customer’s requirements for a variety or markets and applications. Along with a wide range of construction types, we offer a large selection of standard and optional integrated controls and accessories. To see what linear products we offer and find one that’s right for your operation, visit our Linear Valve Actuators Product page or speak to one of our team by calling 514-341-3415.


Cowan offers a wide range of options to facilitate both the valve adaption and valve operation process.

Visit our Valve Automation Solutions page to learn more about them.

Valve Automation Solutions Lineup


Please visit individual product pages to see what is offered for each product.

Control Panels

Control Panels
Complete design, fabrication and testing of control panels for hazardous and special applications.

Manual Overrides

Manual Override options are available.
Manual Overrides: Screwjack with Handwheel
Screwjack with handwheel
Manual Overrides: Hydraulic Manual Override

Hydraulic manual override with indicator

Limit Switches

Limit Switches
Mechanical Limit Switch SPDT, for Open & Close Indication. Inductive switches also available. Solid State, Reed and inductive type also available. Specify brand and part number

HPU & Gas/Oil Systems

Direct Mount: PMV
HPU and Gas/Oil Systems available. Standard and custom units engineered to customer specifications and applications.

Available in 316 Stainless Construction

GT3 Gland
For corrosive applications. Includes attachments such as Rod Clevis and Eye Brackets.

Volume Booster

Volume Booster
Volume boosters are recommended with larger modulating actuators for smooth operations. Typically required for 10″ bore and above. Booster can be installed either directly on the AT or in a remote panel.

Direct Mount

Direct Mount: PMV
No mechanical linkage requirement gives you the flexibility to mount directly on the actuator or the valve in any orientation.

Remote Mount

Control Panel
Digital positioners mounted remotely in a cabinet are ideal for harsh environments and any application with difficult or limited access to the actuator.

Cabinets available: NEMA 4/4X or for hazardous areas.

Manual override customized to suit your application.

GT3 Gland for Harsh Environments

GT3 Gland
Triple-seal gland with dual wipers. Rugged metallic scrapper and urethane double-acting wiper deflect contamination away from the rod seal for long service life.


Low Temp

Cast Iron construction for applications where yellow metals are not allowed

Automation Packages

Automation Packages
Integration of Control Accessories
Solenoid Valves
Pilot Valves
Quick Exhausts

Position Feedback
Limit switches and position sensors
Field-Adjustable for open and close indication
Analog and digital feedback

Mounting Kits: ISO, MSS & Customized Patterns Available

Mounting Kits
Cowan valve mounting kits can be designed for any linear valve. Mounting kits available in steel and stainless steel construction.

Anti-Rotation Torque Arm:

Maintains constant alignment between valve stem and cylinder piston-rod. Compatible with rotary type switch boxes and beacons.

Field-Adjustable Travel Stops:
To limit stroke for position-seated or limited-travel applications. Ensures valve reaches positive sealing every time without damage to valve internals.

Why Cowan

Cowan offers a winning combination of skills, resources and customer service excellence.

Deep roots
We bring over 50 years experience in Canadian and international industrial markets – mining, oil & gas, electric power generation, aviation, pulp and paper, coal processing, and much more.

Exceptional teamwork
Great products, like great companies, are only as good as the people behind them.

Integrated resources and capabilities
We bring you the benefits of a specialized custom shop together with full-service manufacturing and assembly – all part of an integrated solution tailored to your needs.

The best systems and solutions in the business
Cowan has built an international reputation on the quality of our products and their performance record in the world’s most challenging environments.