Here’s When A Standard Pneumatic Valve Will Do No Good

Used in a variety of applications – industrial and mechanical – pneumatic valves make it easy to control efficient operation of actuators (cylinders, clutches, air bags, rotary actuators).

The transportation industry makes the best use of pneumatic valves, i.e. these components can be found in buses, trains, construction vehicles, semi trucks and agricultural equipment and implements. So, when does a standard pneumatic valve prove to be a useless component?

Applications Having Low Temperature Environments a Challenge for Manufacturer

Transportation applications featuring low temperature environments pose special challenges to not only the manufacturer, but also from an OEM perspective. The primary difficulty lies in designing a pneumatic valve that can withstand pressure and temperature without bringing damage to the rest of the system.

To understand why impeccable valve design is important, let’s highlight the thought processes behind the design of a standard pneumatic valve.

Design of Standard Pneumatic Directional Control Valves

Design of Standard Pneumatic Directional Control ValvesA basic or standard pneumatic valve, such as push-on fittings or check valves are typically designed with a plastic or metal body, containing a sliding disk or spool. Operated by an air pilot, solenoid or manual operator, the spool shifts and provides air flow for one (or several) communication ports to others.

Since there’s considerable variation in performance requirements, standard pneumatic valves are designed having general characteristics that fit with any requirement that’s commonly found in factory automation and heavy industrial applications.

In order to meet the different requirements of industrial applications, pneumatic valve manufacturers in great part design valves that showcase common features which then meet customer requirements and expectations. Quality and performance is never compromised. In fact, the following is perfected in terms of performance;

  • Response Time
  • Cycle Life
  • Expectations of Size and Flow (for valve package size)
  • Leakage

Key Features of Our Push-On Pneumatic Fittings

As an experienced manufacturer of fittings ideal for pneumatic applications, SEALEXCEL makes a point to keep international and standard quality control processes in mind when designing these essential components.

Other Features Are:

  • Pressure rating for push-on fittings in 290 PSI at CWP.
  • Temperature rating has been measured up to 160 Degree Celsius.
  • Credible leak tight seal system is guaranteed.
  • The units are available in stainless steel 316L material.
  • All units ensure full flow and ability of withstanding purge, without drop in pressure.

Manufacturers differ in the quality and performance of their products. It’s perhaps not the pneumatic valve or fitting that’s ineffective for your application, but the product’s design.

SEALEXCEL introduces push-in fittings and other pneumatic units manufactured and designed under international quality control processes making them ideal for any industrial application – whether instrumentation, pneumatic or hydraulic. Take a look at our extensive product collection today.