Product Announcement from Peter Paul Electronics Co., Inc.
Standard, conventional, one-piece machined stainless steel, brass, or aluminum solenoid valve manifolds allow the economical, low profile grouping of valves in compact arrays. Like any other purpose-designed, machined component, these manifold valves are perfect for fixed, continuous operations such as beverage dispensing. They are, necessarily, configurationally inflexible.
In an effort to solve these problems while retaining the simplicity and convenience of standard solenoid valve manifolds, Peter Paul Electronics Co., Inc. of New Britain, Connecticut, has developed a line of modular, stainless steel and anodized aluminum stacking manifold valve bodies linked together with common tie rods. For horizontal or vertical mounting, these stacking bodies simplify in-the-field solenoid valve addition or replacement and accommodate models from many Peter Paul standard valve series. These manifold building blocks simplify both OEM and user inventories; custom manifolds can be constructed using a variety of solenoid valve types in linear arrays.
Each modular manifold valve body is precision machined, drilled, and tapped just as complete manifolds are: The basic difference is that they are linked together by common threaded tie rods, with modules sealed from each other with O-rings, and sandwiched, as a group, together with precision machined end caps. The result is a unique and proprietary method for creating and altering groupings of solenoid valves while maintaining the significantly reduced potential for leakage and thread damage for which one-piece manifolds were originally designed.