Metal Work Pneumatic have released their new Clever Multimach valves. These can be used to form autonomous and intelligent valve island subsystems.
These Multimach valves have a microchip that checks the system and detects electrical faults. In addition, a LED diagnostic system identifies if a pilot is energized, the contact is interrupted or there is a short circuit.
Because the connection number of each solenoid pilot is assigned automatically based on the position occupied by the valve, addressing of single outputs is not required. Clever Multimach terminals can have a maximum of 32 solenoid coils (32 single solenoid valves) with 32 inputs attached.
Multimach valves with 4, 6 and 8 mm fittings can be combined on the same valve terminal. If necessary, the valves can have an individual compressed air supply.