Modular solenoid valves join pneumatics product line
AutomationDirect Nitra pneumatic BVS series modular solenoid valves are body ported, three-port (three-way), two-position poppet valves available in normally-open or normally-closed configurations.
AutomationDirect Nitra pneumatic BVS series modular solenoid valves are body ported, three-port (three-way), two-position poppet valves available in normally-open or normally-closed configurations. Models are available with removable flying leads or 8 mm micro DIN connectors; units are DIN rail mountable when used with BVM series manifolds. Featuring flow coefficients from 0.02 to 0.05, models are available with 12 V dc, 24 V dc or 120 V ac solenoid coils, with LED status indicators and a pushbutton manual operator. They are backed by a two-year warranty.
Nitra pneumatic BVM series modular manifolds simplify the mounting and wiring of BVS series solenoid valves. Available in four and eight-station models with 35 mm or quarter-inch tube inlets, the manifolds are made of sturdy glass reinforced thermoplastic with DIN rail mounting clips included. Push-to-connect inlet and outlet connections and a nine-pin D-sub connector allow for quick and easy tubing and wiring.
- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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