Bi-Torq Team

BI-TORQ Valve Automation, a division of Strahman valves since 2015, has been serving industrial, commercial and municipal accounts since 1981. Our experience with a wide variety of valve and actuator manufacturers gives us a strong knowledge of the industry, while our product depth allows us to provide valve automation components for virtually any application. Our experienced technical sales staff, designers and long-time employees will ensure that we will provide the right product for your application.

BI-TORQ Valve Automation has seen a tremendous expansion of our operation with the addition of automated valve packages in 1995. While providing customized mounting kits over the years, we had long seen the need to provide our many loyal customers with options to complete their valve automation packages. We started with the introduction of our BI-TORQ rack and pinion pneumatic actuator and soon after began to offer the InstruPak, a direct mount automated valve package that includes brass, stainless steel, carbon steel, and thermoplastic ball valves.

Over the years, we added other products like cost-effective butterfly valves, electric actuators, limit switches, proximity sensors, positioners, fusible link assemblies and gear operators. Along with the diversity of customized mounting kits, tee linkages and extensions we manufacture through our parent company, we are proud to call ourselves a true single source valve automation supplier that can make your job easier. Our seasoned technical sales staff, dedicated assemblers, and the rest of our crew will ensure a positive experience.

In February of 2003, our new 10,000 square foot facility was completed, giving us nearly 25,000 square feet of warehouse and manufacturing space. While our manufacturing remained in our old building (left), all of BI-TORQ’s operations and assembly areas were moved to the new building.



BI-TORQ Valve Automation is now an Associate Member of the VMA (Valve Manufacturers Association of America). The VMA is a trade organization serving the interests of North American manufacturers of valves, actuators, and controls since 1938.

Founded in 1981, BI-TORQ Valve Automation is a Chicagoland business serving industrial, commercial, and municipal accounts worldwide. BI-TORQ Valve Automation specializes in valve mounting kits, stem extensions, lock-out kits, and customized solutions such as butterfly valve tee linkages and tandem mounting kits.

Conceived out of the idea to offer an automated valve package to BI-TORQ Valve Automation customers, our company was established in 1995 with a single line of pneumatic rack and pinion actuators. BI-TORQ has grown tremendously since then and now offers a full line of automated ball and butterfly valve packages, actuators and valves for retrofits, and a suite of safety products including fire safe fusible link assemblies, spring return handles, and fusible plugs.