brushless DC actuator is an actuator delivering short positioning times, while providing positioning accuracy for finer flow control. With integrated position sensor and electronics drive, it acts as a modular and compact stand-alone actuator. It offers thereby high design flexibility. Thanks to its wide torque range it represents an ideal off-the-shelf motion system for any valves requiring smart actuation. Typical applications in medium- and heavy-duty engines are: air admission and exhaust gas applications (EGR, air charging, etc.), variable valve timing (VVT), cam phasing and front-module flaps. High reliability and service life is guaranteed all over a large operating temperature range, varying from -40°C to 140°C. This motion solution suits applications running in harsh environments with minimum allotted space, and it can contribute to tally to environmental norms such as e.g. EPA or Euro.