Burkert Fluid Control Systems have released a new dual pneumatic valve designed for space-poor machinery and process control environments. The Type 6524 dual 3/2 way pneumatic valve combines the functionality of two complete 3/2 way valves in the space of one. Effectively halving the size of an assembled valve bank, the Type 6524 dual pneumatic valve may be used in stand-alone or assembled valve bank configuration. It is designed for OEM manufacturers seeking to minimise space allocation and automated processing operations with large valve banks.
The compact dual pneumatic valve is 10mm wide and has low power consumption. Equipped with manual override as a standard feature, the Type 6524 dual pneumatic valve is engineered with flipper technology to allow high pressure switching at a rate of 1,000 cycles per minute.
For a recent project, Bürkert Fluid Control Systems engineers were able to reduce the valve bank length from 479mm to 270mm by using the new Type 6524 dual 3/2 pneumatic valve. This cost-neutral option allowed the valve bank to be mounted in a 300mm2 cabinet rather than a 600mm2 stainless steel cabinet, delivering 75% space saving and approximately 50% in cabinet costs. Bürkert Fluid Control Systems have installed Type 6524 dual 3/2 pneumatic valve banks at mineral processing plants and indoor processing centres including dairies and pharmaceutical facilities, where space is at a premium. OEM skids including small industrial water treatment skids and packaging machines have also benefited from Type 6524 dual 3/2 pneumatic valve banks.