I have a couple questions about using Jandy Neverlube valves with actuators.
I've read that they can rotate the valve to "any position," but just to confirm, does this mean that they can stop in between the end stops? If so, how accurate are they when it comes to hitting the same mark over and over? I'm re-designing my deck plumbing in order to greatly reduce the number of elbows (therefore reducing flow resistance), but in order to do this I need to install valves in orientations other than the typical way (by "typical," I mean when the middle port is the common one.) In my plan, I have some valves oriented in ways such that the valve needs to rotate to a "mid" position. I'd like actuators (which I don't have yet) to be able to do this, but they'd need to hit the same mark with a decent degree of accuracy. Can they do this, even over a long period of time? Is the accuracy based on the valve, or does the automation controller have an effect on this?
Assuming that they are accurate enough to do this, can they be programed to move to more than two positions, or do automation controllers only allow two positions for each valve? The automation controllers I was looking at would be one of the ones from Pentair (Intellitouch or Eashtouch.) If they can only hit two positions, can you still manually move them to a third position, and if you do this, does it alter the "automatic" positions that they are already programmed for?