PARKER Hannifin (Australia) has released a new range of panel-mounted pneumatic valves suitable for applications in manufacturing, mining, processing, metal reduction, packaging and material handling industries.
Parker PXB-B3 Series panel-mounted pneumatic valves feature modular construction which enables the user to mix and match normally closed and normally open valves with push buttons and lever actuators.
Electrical switches may be piggy-backed onto the valves making the control of pneumatic as well as electrical circuits possible with a single push button or a single lever actuator.
Once the valves and actuators are installed, the control panel of the pneumatic console is indistinguishable from an electrical one.
Therefore, customers who prefer to use pneumatic controls are not disadvantaged in regards to the aesthetics or the ergonomics of their control console.
Valves and actuators in this range are free of aluminium, an important feature for applications in underground coal mines.
Pushbuttons are offered with flush, extended and mushroom heads in spring return and latching types in several colours. Lever operators are offered in two and three position types featuring stay-put or spring centred functions.
As the valves and actuators are designed to clip onto each other without the use of tools, installation is easy and less costly.
Further, with up to three pneumatic valves plus up to three electrical switches controlled from a single actuator, the PXB-B3 Series makes for cost saving not available with earlier systems.
Parker PXB-B3 Series panel mounted valves, like many other Parker pneumatic products, are factory lubricated and require no additional lubrication in service.