Integrated Valve and Actuator Control eliminates tubing.
September 21, 2012 -
Combining†cylinder, pilot and control valves, position sensors, and speed regulators in single unit, Integrated Valve and Actuator Control eliminates tubing and remote valve islands typical of pneumatic operations. Cleanline version, with switches and valve inside smooth casing, features IP67 rating, making it suitable for†operations such as food or beverage handling where frequent washdowns are required. IVAC requires 1 electrical connection†and 1 pneumatic connection for operation.
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Integrated Valve and Actuator Control Saves Time and Money
Reduced energy consumption, simpler installation and maintenance, and easy washdown are the key advancements of the new integrated valve and actuator control (IVAC) cylinder from Norgren, Inc.
Working within the same footprint as a standard actuator, Norgen, a world leader in pneumatic motion and fluid control technologies, developed a modular motion control unit that combines the cylinder, pilot and control valves, position sensors and speed regulators in a single integrated unit. By eliminating the tubing and remote valve islands typical of pneumatic operations, the IVAC reduces the energy costs of compressed air by up to 50%, while delivering faster response times.
Eliminating tubing also saves space, improves aesthetics and simplifies cleaning. Norgren takes these advantages a step further in the cleanline IVAC. With the switches and valve inside a smooth casing, the cleanline version of the IVAC had an ingress protection rating of IP 67, making it attractive for operations like food or beverage handling where frequent washdowns are required.
With just one electrical and one pneumatic connection, the IVAC is installed quickly and simply. The IVAC can be used as a retrofit or installed in existing designs with no mechanical changes.
To find out how the IVAC helps OEMs design equipment that is more compact, efficient and attractive, and how it helps end-users save energy and improve hygiene, visit www.norgren.com/us/IVAC.
A world leader in pneumatic motion and fluid control technologies, Norgren works closely with customers to gain a deeper understanding of their engineering needs, and then connects its people, products and expertise to give their equipment and their business a clear advantage.† Norgren’s reputation rests on a world-class portfolio of high performance products, the innovation and technical expertise of its 6000 people, and an ability to deliver exceptional local service. A subsidiary of the £1.9 billion turnover engineering group IMI PLC, Norgren has a sales and service network in 75 countries, technical centers in the USA, Germany, UK and China, and manufacturing facilities around the world.