Industrial applications requiring precise fluid control now have an energy-saving option with the launch of a new generation of zero differential pressure, pilot and direct-operated two-port solenoid valves known as the Series VXE from SMC Pneumatics.
Developed as part of SMC's Energy Saving Programme, these new solenoid valves are based on SMC's popular Series VX valves, but with the addition of power-saving features. Using the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) method, an in-built power-saving circuit ensures exactly the same valve performance from the new VXE while consuming 30 per cent less power (when holding) compared with the standard VX range. Further benefits of this reduced power consumption are a dramatic reduction in coil heat of up to 50 per cent and reduced CO2 emissions.
Suitable for use with water, air and oil, the Series VXE valves - which are RoHS-compliant and protected to IP65 - are currently available in both single unit and manifold options, in a comprehensive range of sizes and in both 12 and 24V DC models.
These energy-efficient Series VXE valves are also fully interchangeable with the Series VX ranges, plus current VX users can replace their valves' coils with the new power-saving version.