Proportional Control Valve features DeviceNet capabilities.

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Providing command sign and feedback pressure via DeviceNet, digital Series VP51 employs glandless Teflon®-coated spool valve technology, is resistant to corrosion and wear, and provides 30 million cycles. Valve is suited for output pressures from 0-150 psi with power consumption of less than 100 mA/2.5 W, and ambient operating temperature of 23-122°F. IP65-rated unit can operate in compressed air environments that are dry and non-lubricated.

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Norgren's VP51 Digital Proportional Control Valve with DeviceNet Delivers High Levels of Flexibility and Functionality

Littleton, Colorado, USA - May 2004. Norgren, the motion and fluid control specialist, has added more functionality to its popular VP51 range of proportional valves with the addition of DeviceNet capabilities. Providing command sign and feedback pressure via DeviceNet the VP51 is ideal for deployment in a wealth of industrial automation applications. The user of the VP51 can define individual requirements through the DeviceNet parameters and can set the application specifics needed for the unit simplifying set up which ultimately delivers benefits in terms of time savings and cost thus delivering that much desired competitive advantage.

Norgren specialises in sophisticated high technology proportional solutions that allow variable and precise in process control of pressure, flow, force and position.
Applications for the DeviceNet VP5 1 range include adhesive dispense, paper tensioning and laboratory sampling. The series incorporates advanced spool technologies thus allowing true step less pressure or flow control. The benefits of this combined technology are smooth response and low noise.

Employing glandless lightweight Teflon® coated spool valve technology the VP51 has the benefit of proven reliability with figures in the range of 30 million cycles and is particularly resistant to corrosion and wear. Suitable for output pressures in the range of 0 to 150 PSI the VP51 features low power consumption (<100mA/2.5W) and can operate in compressed air environments that are both dry and non-lubricated. Ambient operating temperature is set at 23°F to 122°F and the units benefit fronm IP65 protection. Further information on the Norgren range of proportional valves 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 Spain 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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