Air Control Valve Provides Peak Performance in Extreme Environments

April 5, 2007
The Pneumatic Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) introduces a heavy-duty industrial in-line valve series specifically designed for use in extreme operating conditions. The new Viking Xtreme“ incorporates innovative spool technology for effective use in applications where pneumatic systems have to operate at extreme temperatures. Viking Xtreme has an operating temperature range of -40°C to +70°C, with a maximum pressure of 16 bar. Traditional solenoid valves typically use either an O-ring or lip seals between the valve spool and body. The Viking Xtreme’s aluminum spool, with a specially engineered over-molded rubber, eliminates the problems of seals deforming or extruding under conditions of high pressure or flow. The precision ground-molded spool construction lessens unit complexity, increases flow rates, ensures stable seal performance in high flow/pressure drop situations and offers robust performance in a wide range of operating temperatures. Viking Xtreme provides enhanced performance for a variety of mobile applications such as truck/trailer, bus/coach and rail, as well as non-mobile uses including mining, wood cutting, pulp/paper processing and sawmill operations. The new Viking Xtreme is available in three versions – solenoid operated, remote air pilot, and manually actuated. With a choice of 1/8?, 1/4?, 3/8?, and 1/2? port sizes, the series offers peak performance in the most rugged environments. Viking Xtreme is a robust IP65-rated valve, constructed with an anodized aluminum body, and a bore polished to high surface finish for maximum flow capacity and extended life. Thermo set plastic coils, stainless steel fasteners and anodized aluminum end caps complete the product package and provide durability and resilience. A porous sintered bronze vent plug is built-in to prevent contamination ingression. The Pneumatic Division designs and manufactures air control valves, vacuum products, air preparation components and specialty products for a myriad of industry segments.