ESBE ARA Series Actuators

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Quick and easy installation, with a variety of selectable functions...

The ARA 600 Series of motorized actuators replaces the 60 Series of 24V motorized actuators mounted to ESBE 3 and 4-way rotary valves. The ARA Series have improved mounting and operating functions resulting in a simpler installation.

These direct-mounted motorized actuators are capable of mounting to the VRG styles of 3 and 4-way rotary valves. In addition, the ARA Series is backward compatible to the discontinued MG and G series of valves.

Available in 3-Point floating with or without an auxiliary switch and proportional, which cross over to the 60 Series actuators. However, there are additional varieties of motorized actuators to select from; a 2-point actuator to different run-time options. The variety of options provide flexibility in application selecting.

Features and benefits

Fewer parts and tools required for installation.

Increased stabilization between actuator and valve.

Backward compatible with ESBE MG and G series of 3 & 4-way rotary valves.

Reduced profile and size of motor actuator.

Easier mounting procedure.


Recommended for mixing and diverting applications.

3 Point Floating 24VAC

Recommended for diverting applications & can also be wired as 3 Point.

2 Point 24VAC

Recommended for mixing and diverting applications. Supplied with internal wiring terminal, cable is included with ARA639 however is not wired to the ARA actuator. The ARA659 wire whip is wired to the ARA actuator.

Proportional 24V AC/DC



Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Notification ESBE 60 Series to ARA 600 Series Actuator Cross-over_VEKIB122 English United States 18 Mar, 2010 386.2 KB .pdf
Installation guide ESBE ARA 600 2-Point Actuator Instructions_VIKIQ122 English United States 08 Mar, 2010 1.4 MB .pdf
Installation guide ESBE ARA 600 3-Point Actuator Instructions_VIKIR122 English United States 08 Mar, 2010 1.4 MB .pdf
Installation guide ESBE ARA 600 Proportional Actuator Instructions_VIKIS122 English United States 08 Mar, 2010 1.4 MB .pdf
Data sheet ESBE ARA 600 Series Actuator Datasheet_VDKII202 English United States 26 Sep, 2019 332.3 KB .pdf
Catalog Hydronic Specialties Catalog English Multiple 21 Mar, 2017 2.0 MB .pdf

Case studies

Engineering Tomorrow Builds Sustainable Heating System for Pennsylvania Forest Bureau

Engineering Tomorrow Builds Sustainable Heating System for Pennsylvania Forest Bureau

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources conscientiously chooses low-energy, high-comfort solutions to heat the new Resource Management Center in Pennsylvania’s Buchanan State Forest district.

Discover how Danfoss ESBE valves and actuators efficiently controlled the hydronic heating system.

Related products

  • ESBE VRG Mixing Valves
    ESBE VRG Mixing Valves

    The ESBE VRG series is a range of compact, low leakage brass valves. Available in either a 3-way or 4-way versions suitable in either mixing or diverting applications.

    When assembled with the ARA600 or 90 Series motorized actuator, and wired to a controller, the VRG assembly provides regulating accuracy.

  • ESBE Type F Mixing Valves
    ESBE Type F Mixing Valves

    ESBE Type F valves are flanged valves made of high-performing cast iron and available up to 6" in size and suitable for mixing or diverting applications in heating and cooling systems. Type F valves assemble to the 90 Series or ARC/ARD Series of motorized actuators.

  • ESBE ARC/ARD High Torque Rotary Actuator Series
    ESBE ARC/ARD Series High Torque Actuators

    The ESBE ARC/ ARD series of high torque rotary, low voltage, motorized actuators provide a 90°operating range of rotation. Suitable for assembly to ESBE Type F series, 3 and 4-way valves that range from 2” to 6” in size and alternatively applied as damper actuators.

  • ESBE CRA Series Setpoint Controls
    ESBE CRA Series Setpoint Controls

    The ESBE CRA Series of setpoint controls includes a combined motorized actuator and constant flow temperature control with an adjustable temperature setting.

    The easy to use CRA series includes an LCD backlit digital display and is available in two varieties; the CRA112 - for use with ESBE valves up to 2", and the CRA122 - for use with all sizes of ESBE valves.

  • ESBE 90 Series Actuators
    ESBE 90 Series Actuators

    The ESBE 90 Series of 24V electronic motorized actuators are direct mount to rotate ESBE 3 & 4-way rotary valves in hydronic heating and cooling applications. The 90 Series motorized actuator provides additional torque compared to the ARA series, and can be installed on all ESBE 3 & 4-way rotary valves, in sizes from ½” to 6”. 90 Series linkage kits are also available capable of adapting the motorized actuator to Viessmann, Honeywell, Centra DR/ZR, Landis & Staefa and TA VTR styles of valves.


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