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A Hydraulic gear pump immersed in its own reservoir delivers pressurized oil to the vane-type 90° actuator via the control box, which contains non-return valves and solenoid valves to direct the flow into the actuator; with cam operated limit switches to control travel and (optionally) signal position to the user. The unpressurised side of the actuator is connected to the reservoir, so there is no net transfer of oil from reservoir to actuator. The pump and its motor run entirely on precision ball bearings, so that the friction and motor size can be minimized and life maximized; the efficiency resulting from this reduces the heating effect and allows 100% rating. A pressure release valve is built into the pump so that if the actuator load becomes jammed the torque is limited and dangerous over pressures or motor stalls are avoided.