Secondary Battery – Directional Control Valves
Directional control pneumatic valves and manifolds feature low power consumption, high flow rates, quick response times and clean aesthetic designs.
The SV series employs a multi-connector instead of the conventional lead wires for internal manifold wiring. By connecting each block with a connector, changes to manifold stations are greatly simplified. Cassette base type manifolds offer the ultimate in flexibility. Manifold sections can be added using a simple release mechanism. Conventional tie-rod base type manifolds are also available. The use of 34 pin connectors allows up to 16 stations with double solenoids.
SMC's VP300/500 series solenoid valve, offers high flow capacity and reduced power consumption (1.55W standard, 0.55W with power saving circuit). The VP series may be used as either a selector valve, or a divider valve. It is available in a normally closed or a normally open style. The series is vacuum applicable up to –101.2kPa.
Series VG342 is a 3 port pilot poppet solenoid valve and can be used as a selector or divider valve (external pilot). Actuation is changeable between N.C., N.O., or external pilot types. VG342 is possible to use in vacuum or under low pressures. No lubrication is required.
Series VT 3port, direct operated poppet valves are compact in size, yet provide large flow capacity, and low power consumption. The series is suitable for use in vacuum applications. The VT valve is a single valve with 6 functions (universal porting type) such as N.C. valve, N.O. valve, divider valve, selector valve, etc. The manifold style valve, series VO, can be easily converted from N.C. (normally closed) to N.O. (normally open) by merely turning over the switch cover.
Finger valve series VHK has a large effective area of 2.0 to 17.5mm². This series begins with a minimum tube O.D of ø4. The valve direction clearly indicates whether the valve is open or closed (shut to open is counter- clockwise). Classification of knob by color difference facilitates distinction between 2 port valves (gray) and 3 port valves (blue). The optional flame resistant model's knob, whether using the 2 or 3 port valve, is red.