ATEX-approved valves feature lightweight bodies

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Following requests from the automotive industry for an ATEX-approved, air-operated valve for use with either water- or chemical-based products, SMC is launching the series VCC valve range. With a lightweight resin body manifold construction, this new valve range has been designed for both ease of maintenance and cleaning.

Using simple one-touch fittings and a clip system it is possible to add or remove a valve without the need to replace the piping and, thanks to its improved sealing, residual liquid inside the valve is reduced accordingly.

Additional benefits of this improved sealing include impressive valve performance of up to 5million cycles when used with paint and 10million cycles for air. Fully ATEX-compliant, the series VCC valves are suitable for applications that require the separation of fluids - such as paint and cleaner or pilot air and main fluid.

Designed for use with SMC´s series VCK stainless steel fittings, which includes straight, 40-degree swivel elbow and 90-degree swivel elbow types, this valve and fitting combination helps to save considerable amounts of space.

19 October 2008

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