The Bifold Group has introduced its range of direct mount solenoid valves, manifold, and accessories for general valve actuator applications. These valves are available in 3/2 or 5/2 5/3 port configurations. The compact design of the solenoid valve features a mounting pattern in accordance with NAMUR VDI/VDE 3845, a standard for mounting directional control valves and other accessories directly to a NAMUR actuator while eliminating unnecessary pipe or tubing. (NAMUR is an international user association of automation technology in process industries.) Bifold highlighted benefits such as reductions in actuator response times, space requirements, and the elimination of a back plate. The company said its design has a patented mounting/spacer block that is free to rotate through 360°. This feature prevents the solenoid housing from coming into contact with the switch box and ensures that the filter regulator remains upright at all times. A manifold option is also available. The valves are manufactured from 316L stainless steel with an operating temperature range of –60°C to 180°C (–76°F to 356°F) and are explosion-proof.
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