Hydraulic Gate Operating Systems

Valve and Gate Actuation & Control Systems

Being a single-source provider of the hydraulically-operated gate and valve positioning and actuation systems operating locks and dams on America’s waterways is one of the most important capabilities that distinguish Sorensen Systems from other system manufacturers. For the past 50 years, we’ve developed and installed the hydraulic gate systems that control the flow of water for large scale municipal and industrial water and waste-water authorities worldwide.

Core Capabilities

  • Low to high pressure electro-hydraulic conversion
  • Automated controls, protection and monitoring
  • Valve and gate actuation and control systems
  • Ball valve, butterfly valve and fixed cone operating assemblies and systems
  • Sluice gates, fabricated gates

Solutions We’ve Provided

  • Electric gate and valve positioners
  • Hydraulic gate and valve operating systems
  • Self-contained actuator systems
  • Explosion-proof actuator systems
  • Submersible actuator systems
  • AWWA butterfly, ball and cone valves – 12-inch to 140-inch

Case Studies

Gate and Valve Operating System for Thornton Dam Reservoir

Electrohydraulic gate control system at Thornton Quarry Reservoir Dam as part of the Chicago Deep Tunnel Project


Valves and electrical controls for water pumping station in Jordan

Flow control valves and electrical controls in water pumping station in Amman, Jordan


Hydraulic power units and controls package for lock & dam control on the San Antonio Riverwalk


Electrohydraulic actuator and controls for gates in Combined Sewer Overflow project in Boston