News / APRIL 20, 2021

AUMA TIGRON: new actuator for the oil and gas industry

AUMA’s new TIGRON actuators are designed to meet the demands of the global oil and gas industry. Building on AUMA’s more than 50 years of experience as a leading manufacturer of electric actuators, TIGRON combines the highest level of explosion protection, robust design, outstanding ease of operation and the latest trends in digitization. The versatile multifunctional device provides safe and reliable valve automation in all application sectors, including oil and gas production, pipelines, storage terminals and refineries.

Secure and robust

TIGRON actuators are ATEX and IECEx certified for the highest IIC gas group which includes highly flammable hydrogen. Other approvals will follow. Actuators are designed to withstand the harshest environmental conditions, covering a particularly wide range of temperatures from -65°C to +75°C. IP68 enclosure protection and the highly resistant AUMA powder coating effectively protect against tropical showers, ocean splashes and desert sandstorms.

For installation in hard-to-reach areas or where vibration is a problem, controls can be mounted separately, up to 100 m from the actuator. TIGRON actuators will also be available in SIL versions.

Future inspection

Powerful electronics, innovative sensor systems and a wide variety of interfaces ensure that TIGRON is advanced as digitization progresses. Data transfer to AUMA Cloud facilitates predictive maintenance. Low standby power consumption reduces the carbon footprint of the actuator and reduces operating costs.

Simplified use

Excellent usability is another feature of the TIGRON actuator. Particularly striking is the large display and the robust “Combi-Switch”, which can be easily operated even when wearing gloves. The built-in commissioning assistant safely guides one through the setup process. TIGRON actuators provide safe installation without the need for additional commissioning tools.


TIGRON actuators work with all types of valves. As a multi-turn actuator, the TIGRON is ideal for the automation of shut-off valves. It is available in six sizes, providing torque from 10 Nm to 1,000 Nm. Higher torques can be achieved in combination with multi-turn gearboxes. For ball and butterfly valve automation, TIGRON actuators are combined with part-turn gearboxes or linear units. Smart actuators are suitable for the most demanding automation tasks, such as high-precision operation of control valves or damper valves.
“Our new TIGRON is robust and reliable, easy to use and perfectly meets all the requirements of the oil and gas industry,” says Kai Ewald, Oil & Gas Sales Manager at AUMA. “TIGRON actuators help plant operators improve their efficiency and strengthen their market position.With TIGRON, they are well equipped for modern plant automation, both today and in the future. “
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