Solenoid Valves feature grommet coil enclosure.

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Suited for air and liquid applications, direct-acting 2-way Series 204 and 3-way Series 304 feature Class F grommet enclosure, which includes taped, wrapped coil and 2-wire 18 in. leads. Construction withstands 155°C and features standard 100% continuous duty rating. Valves also offer tab and integrated coils, which are rated NEMA 4X for outdoor use. Available as normally closed and normally open, valves feature orifice sizes from 1/32-5/32 in. and 1/8 in. NPT port connections.

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New Grommet Enclosure Released in Parker Fluid Control Division's 204 and 304 Series of Solenoid Valves

NEW BRITAIN, CT/November 11, 2008 - Parker Fluid Control Division, manufacturer of the Skinner and Gold Ring lines of solenoid valves and the Sinclair Collins line of process control valves, announces the release of a grommet coil enclosure for its Series 204 and 304 solenoid valve lines. The housing features yet another flexible production option for a group of long-lasting valves that can operate under maximized pressure ratings.

The 204 and 304 Series is a family of direct-acting solenoid valves for air and liquid (including light oil) applications. These small yet powerful valves meet virtually all of today's commercial, industrial, mobile, instrumentation and medical market needs. Economy models are available for less demanding applications.

The Class F grommet enclosure is part of a conventional coil construction, which includes a taped, wrapped coil, and two-wire 18" leads. Overall, the construction is rated to withstand 155ºC, a standard 100% Continuous Duty Rating.

The 204 and 304 Series also offer tab and integrated coils. The interchangeable tab coil offers AC and DC coils for flexible production possibilities, and the integrated coil features a rotating conduit hub for easy installation. These patent-pending coils are rated NEMA 4X for outdoor use. Additionally, the 204 and 304 Series offers high-temperature, watertight coil designs to meet the most demanding environmental conditions. The encapsulated watertight design is available as a modular coil or a fully assembled valve.

The Series 204 (two-way) and the Series 304 (three-way) are available as normally closed and normally open valves. Maximized flow rates are delivered through orifice sizes ranging from 1/32" to 5/32". Additionally, the valve line is manufactured with 1/8" port size (NPT) connections.

All 204 and 304 coils have been evaluated by Underwriters Laboratories at elevated temperatures, and have complied with the European RoHS (Restrictions of Hazardous Substances) Directive 2002/95/EC.

For more information about the 204 and 304 Series, contact Parker Fluid Control Division at (860) 827-2300 or visit

With annual sales exceeding $10 billion, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs more than 57,000 people in 43 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 52 consecutive years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's web site at, or its investor information site at

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