Lee Products is launching a new side-exit check valve that measures just 8mm in diameter and is claimed to provide the lowest pressure loss of any comparable miniature valve. Developed by The Lee Company's Industrial Micro Hydraulics Group (IMH), the 832 valve is said to be the most compact of its type and can be easily integrated into high-volume, automated assembly lines to provide a cost-effective alternative to in-house check, or relief valves.
These valves are designed to ensure low leakage and are available in both forward and reverse flow and can be supplied in three cracking pressures as standard. Rated at 32 Lohms, the 832 valve will flow more than 22.7 litres/min at pressures up to 6.9bar. However, they can also be supplied with special cracking pressures up to a maximum of 250kPa (2.5bar).
Like all IMH check valves, the 832 series are compact, threadless, cartridge-style inserts that are suitable for insertion into manifolds. They also benefit from the proven Lee Check, metal-to-metal seating design that ensures high reliability. The robust design of these valves, combined with stainless steel construction and 100 per cent performance testing, ensures consistent, long-life performance across all general industrial hydraulic applications.
More information about the Industrial Micro Hydraulics Group 832 valve is available from www.industrial-microhydraulics.co.uk.