SMC, the worldwide leading expert in pneumatics, has enhanced the design of its VXB Series angle seat valve, with a status indicator that provides visual confirmation of the valve open / closed status.
A spokesperson from SMC said: “We detected the market was demanding this upgrade to reduce troublesome and costly production downtimes due to valve failure. The integration of the indicator facilitates fault diagnosis, giving our customers the opportunity to react in time.”
VXB Series can deliver up to 5 million air and 3 million steam cycles. It also has a special FKM rubber seal that minimises internal air leakages to just 10 cm³/min or less.
With a compact design of just 100 mm height in the 3/8 valve, the VXB is the ideal solution for applications including temperature control, hot water systems, industrial washing machines, sterilising and cleaning equipment.
Further design features help users keep costs to a minimum by extending the lifespan and efficiency of the valve through a double protective construction. Foreign particles are prevented from interfering with the VXB’s performance thanks to a protective seal and a resin scraper.
Available in three port sizes, 3/8, 1/2 and 3/4, the VXB can be ordered in bronze or stainless steel (316L equivalent) with a pilot port location that can be placed in three of its four sides.May 1, 2017