Press Release Summary:
Able to be used as quiet replacement for solenoid valves, selector valve No. 6,725,881 allows single input to be switched between 2-6 output ports in standard configuration. Non-selected ports are vented to atmosphere. Optional configuration, with built-in check valves and 2-6 input ports, can be switched to single output port. Non-selected ports are sealed to prevent leakage. Both are available with detents for manual operation or without detents for automatic operation.
Original Press Release:
Multiport Rotary Selector Valves
Beswick Engineering designs and manufactures high-performance miniature fluid power devices.
The patented (#6,725,881) Beswick selector valve can be used as a quiet replacement for solenoid valves. In the standard configuration; a single input can be switched between 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 output ports. The selector valve can be ordered either with detents for manual operation with a knob or, alternatively, without detents for automatic operation with a servo or stepper motor. The non-selected port(s) are vented to atmosphere.
In an optional configuration with built-in check valves, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 input ports can be switched to a single output port. A common use for this version is to sample pressure readings at multiple locations and feed these pressure sources to a common pressure gauge. This eliminates the need for multiple pressure gauges. The selector valve can be ordered either with detents for manual operation with a knob or, alternatively, without detents for automatic operation with a servo or stepper motor. The non-selected port(s) are sealed to prevent leakage.
Outside diameter of the valve head is a little over 1 inch. The valve length varies depending on the choice of tube fittings. Typical length is about 1.6 inches long. Online information can be viewed at: http://beswick.com/ViewPart.htm?PartID=59
Applications include: medical and dental equipment, instruments, laboratory equipment, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, aerospace equipment, packaging machinery, industrial robots and many more.
Beswick products include: fittings, valves, quick disconnects, pressure regulators/gauges, cylinders, filters, orifices, shock absorbers, pressure electric switches, tubing, etc. Beswick speaks your language and can custom design products to meet your specific requirements.
For more information, please contact:
Beswick Engineering Co., Inc.
284 Ocean Road, Greenland, NH 03840-2442 USA