Pneumatic Proportional Valve controls speed and velocity.

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Featuring microprocessor-driven position control, Model VP60 utilizes glandless spool and sleeve design and delivers more than 250 million operations at full stroke. Zero point adjustment via mini keypad provides application specific method of adjustment for leakage, drift, and offset, while multicolor LED indicates device status. Available with ratings up to 174 psi, Model VP60 features IP65 protection and is free of lacquer affecting substances.

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Norgren's New VP60 Pneumatic Proportional Valve Delivers High Levels of Functionality

Littleton, Colorado, USA - January 2005. Norgren, the motion and fluid control specialist, has introduced a new high performance pneumatic proportional control valve. Designated as the VP60 the device features new microprocessor driven position control and delivers high dynamic properties thus enabling short accelerations times. By utilizing a glandless spool and sleeve design the VP60 makes a real difference in applications that require very high operating figures, the VP60 typically delivers figures of >250 million operations at full stroke.

Zero point adjustment via a mini keypad provides an application specific method of adjustment for leakage, drift and offset and a multicolor LED indicates device status diagnosis. The VP60 is ideal for deployment within sectors such as mechanical engineering, automotive manufacturing, packaging, printing/paper processing, medical and food. Typical applications within these sectors include rotational speed control, velocity control, vacuum generation and torque regulations. In combination with a PLC the VP60 could by used for positioning applications.

Available in pressure ratings up to 174PSI the VP60 is suitable in its standard form for environments that require ATEX Zone 2 certified devices. Conforming to CE the VP60 benefits from IP65 protection and is free of lacquer affecting substances. Connection can be made via G1/4 and 1/4NPT ports and feature optimized linearity in conjunction with minimum hsyteresis, failsafe bleeding and zero overlap mode.

Suitable for environments that utilize filtered, un lubricated compressed air, further information on the Norgren range of proportional solutions can be found at

Norgren is one of the world leaders in the supply of motion and fluid control technologies for a wide variety of different industry sectors. Norgren is committed to optimising technological performance for its customers' advantage. All of Norgren's systems are engineered for flexibility based on strong product fundamentals. Application specific solutions frequently involve integrated or modular combinations of actuator, control valve and air preparation technologies.

With established manufacturing facilities in USA, Germany, UK, Switzerland, and Spam and with newer facilities in Mexico and the Czech Republic Norgren has the global manufacturing and support capabilities to be able to cope with the most demanding international projects. With support through an established sales and service network in 75 countries Norgren has the global reach and capability to ensure continuity of supply and local support where it is needed for customers involved in export markets or multi site operations.

With three global technical centres in USA, Germany and the UK supported by 270 engineers Norgren is a subsidiary of the £1.6bn IMI PLC.

In the US, Norgren has a unique network of almost 100 distribution outlets operated by independent distributors.

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