Product Announcement from Hosco Finishing System Components
NEW MINI BALL VALVES SAVE SPACE, SAVE COST
Hosco, an ITW Company and leading manufacturer of paint and finish delivery systems and components has introduced a new HBV series of stainless steel Mini Ball Valves for compact paint delivery applications. The new mini ball valves are an economical alternative to standard ball valves and can lessen engineering problems for compact installations such as robot arms, enclosures and bulkhead plates. The new mini ball valves are 1/2 inch shorter than typical SSBV ball valves plus their new butterfly handle results in a smaller footprint. The handle also has a hole for easy tagging.
Like all Hosco paint system fittings and valves the new mini valves are silicone free, smooth bore and cavity free. The 7mm-full port ball provides the same performance as Hosco's SSBV series while the Teflon encapsulated seals provide chemical, pressure and temperature stability. The all stainless steel construction is available in 303 or 316.
The threaded fittings are of Hosco's new TruFit® Low-Shear design which eliminate paint agglomerating or dead zones in paint system assemblies. These fittings reduce system pressure loss and improve the ease and ergonomics of installation procedures because they require less torque during installation while furthering overall operational safety. These benefits are the result of incorporating a tapered opening at the end of the fittings, aligning with a compatible taper on the mating connection fitting.
The new mini ball valves are available in three different bodies; compression (optional bulkhead); tube stub and male threaded choices (metric & fractional inch, BSP/PF, NPS, BSPT/PT and NPT) with six different end connections; compression (optional bulkhead); tube stub, and male & female thread choices including reverse bulkhead.
Hosco manufactures a full line of delivery systems components for paint and finish application, including specialty & standard fittings, spray gun accessories, filters, swivels and extensions, paint and air hose lines along with hose connectors, clips and spring guards, tees and manifold fittings, check and ball valves, and bulkheads. These products feature a "cavity-free" design that eliminates collection points for dirt to deliver contaminate-free paint.