Banjo Valve for Air Actuation of Process and Industrial Control Valve Applications

March 4, 2009
Parker Fluid Control Division, manufacturer of the Skinner and Gold Ring lines of solenoid valves and the Sinclair Collins line of process control valves, announces the release of its new Banjo Valve – a cost-effective solution for general purpose process control applications.  The three-way, normally-closed, direct-acting Banjo Valve complements Parker’s existing range of process control valves.  Specifically, the valve’s design initiates air actuation in process and industrial control applications. Easy to install, the new valve line screws directly into the piston or diaphragm actuator of Parker’s family of angle seat valves.  The input pressure port uses 1/8” NPT threads.  A Banjo Bolt affords direct mounting in any position without the use of supplementary fittings.  The valve’s standard locking manual override allows manual operation during set-up and system control in case of power failure.  The Banjo Valve is offered standard with a freely rotatable DIN plug and NEMA 4 cable gland connector as part of a cost-effective installation.  It is available as a modular design or fully assembled with a variety of coil styles.  Both AC and DC voltage compatible, the valve offers 4.5 to 5.0 watt coils, depending on the application’s voltage needs.With a life expectancy of up to 5 million cycles, the line can withstand a fluid temperature range of 0º - 185ºF and an ambient temperature of 14º - 122ºF.  It is compatible with either dry or lubricated air, making it available to a wide range of applications.  Additionally, a “bug screen” nut exhausts to the atmosphere to provide safe outdoor service. The Banjo Valve includes FM and CSA agency-approved Class F hazardous Class H coils for explosive atmospheres