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Pneumatic energy saving solutions
1st Quarter 2018, Pneumatic systems & components


SMC Pneumatics recently launched a new version of the VEX3 power valve series, used to control actuators. The new modifications allow for improved cost savings and versatility by offering greater energy efficiency and added handling flexibility, thanks to the addition of new manual override options, which have been added to the existing non-locking push type.

The new 3/3 way VEX3 series features additional benefits to the existing conventional 2/2 way, 3/2 way and 5/3 way power valves. Compared to its predecessor, the VEX3 is not only smaller in size, but with fewer components required per circuit, it delivers on space and cost savings. With a flow rate of up to 3300 l/min, the VEX3, with its three positions, makes it possible to perform intermediate stops of cylinders up to 125 mm bore size or to change the speed of cylinders up to 200 mm bore size. What’s more, two valves can be connected to a double acting cylinder, controlling speeds, slow stopping, acceleration and deceleration with nine different valve position combinations.

Product manager, Brian Abbott says: “While the functions of the VEX3 can be performed by an electric actuator, the new power valve offers our customers greater force and flexibility while being more cost efficient to purchase and operate. It is another great example of the SMC team working closely with its customers to deliver a product that improves productivity and reduces overall production costs.”

For more information contact SMC Pneumatics South Africa, +27 (0)11 100 5866, sales@smcpneumatics.co.za www.smcpneumatics.co.za


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