Vacuum Valves for Industial Automation
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Valves are used to control the vacuum as well as the compressed air. The right valves can increase both the process reliability and the cost-effectiveness of the vacuum system.
Solenoid Valves: Solenoid valves, which are controlled via electrical switch signals, are used for the control of compressed air or vacuum. These valves can be controlled directly as well as with pneumatic pilot operation.
Check Valves and Flow Restrictors: Check valves close the vacuum lines of uncovered suction cups. This maintains the system vacuum. Flow restrictors constrict the vacuum line. They are used predominantly in the handling of porous parts.
Touch Valves: Sensing valves determine mechanically whether the suction pad is in contact with the workpiece. If so, they open the vacuum line.
Non-return Check Valves: Non-return valves are used to maintain the vacuum in a circuit in the case of a power failure or if the vacuum generator fails.
Manually Actuated Valves: Manually actuated valves for control and switching of vacuum and compressed air.