A motorized valve is a valve that use an electric motor to open or close its mechanism.
This type of valve is ideally suited to very large valve types or remote fluid control applications such as aircraft deicing, agricultural irrigation,and automated fire suppression.
Most valve types are suited for motorized applications with some commonly used types being gate, ball, and butterfly. The motorized valve is also well suited to remote flow control applications where system inputs involve incremental valve operation.
The internal fluid control mechanisms of motorized valves are generally identical to their manual counterparts; valve actuation inputs are the only difference between the two.