High flow Valves to Drive Large Bore Actuators

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SMC Corporation of America, has released their new high flow valve Series VQ5000.

SMC Corporation of America, the world’s largest manufacturer of pneumatic products and filtration equipment has announced the release of the their new high flow valve Series VQ5000 for use in automotive, brickwork, forestry, mineral processing, machine tool and metal casting industry to drive large bore actuators.

SMC’s new Series VQ5000, 5-port solenoid valve is designed to drive large bore actuators in applications requiring rapid movement of heavy loads. A significant feature of the series is the simplicity of valve replacement.

The series VQ5000 valves offer an extremely high coefficient of volume flow (Cv) up to 4.4, double the Cv of conventional valves commonly described as having large flow characteristics. In addition the VQ5000 has a compact body that is 30% smaller than the conventional valves.

Described as a manifold mounted ‘plug-in’ valve, the valves can be replaced without disassembling the manifold. This provides a substantial reduction in installation, maintenance and reconfiguration downtime.

Available with single or double solenoids in both metal and rubber seal construction, the valves assist rapid actuator movement by offering fast response time of up to 17 ms or less (double coil, metal seal model). These valves have a life expectancy of 100 million cycles or more and come with IP65 enclosure protection for terminal block box, lead wire, and serial communication type electrical connection. The D sub and flat ribbon cable connectors are rated to IP40 enclosure.

These valves come in various solenoid voltages including, 12, 24V in DC, and 100, 110, 200, 220 V in AC power supply. The valves with DC power supply, comes with standard power consumption of 1W and 0.5W with optional low power consumption coil.

The series VQ5000 manifold comes with a wide range of manifold options including a combination of a supply/exhaust block plate and a spacer that enables supply of compressed air at different pressures to separate stations on the same manifold.

For more details about the Series VQ5000 valve/manifold, and how it can serve your needs, please contact one of the 24 SMC sales offices near you.

SMC Corporation also manufactures actuators, airline and air preparation equipment, high-purity products, vacuum ejectors, instrumentation, and a host of fittings, tubing and accessories applicable to the machine tool, general machinery and automation industry.

With their online product specification tool called E-Tech, customers can specify products, validate part numbers, use sizing calculators and download native CAD files to help select suitable products, and verify selection. Subsidiaries and joint ventures of SMC Corporation have been established in 38 countries, with sales having grown to a 20% share of the world market, earning it the acclaimed “Global 500” industry rating. SMC has a total of 14 production facilities, 3 of which are in North America –Indianapolis, IN, Los Angeles, CA. and Mississauga, Ontario. SMC’s global presence enables to provide best customer service in any part of the world.

For more information on SMC’s High Flow Valve series VQ5000, request the catalog N249 For complete information, visit our website at http://www.smcusa.com


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