SMC’s flow and pres­sure valve re­duces air con­sump­tion by up to 25 per­cent

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SMC's flow and pres­sure valves in the AS-R and AS- Q se­ries once again high­lights the au­to­ma­tion spe­cial­ist’s com­mit­ment to en­ergy sav­ings. Cus­tomers can now en­joy a cut in in­ter­nal air con­sump­tion by up to 25 per­cent when us­ing the AS-R pres­sure valve and an AS- Q flow valve on their cylin­ders.

Among the many tan­gi­ble ben­e­fits, us­ing these valves helps to shorten the re­sponse time of the re­turn stroke and har­monises stroke move­ments to pre­vent a harsh jerky start. In press­ing ap­pli­ca­tions, these valves en­able a rapid sup­ply of com­pressed air at the end of the stroke while the valve bod­ies and plug-and- socket con­nec­tions can ro­tate 360° to en­sure fast and easy in­stal­la­tion.

EN­ERGY SAV­INGS IN THE COM­PRESSED AIR SYS­TEM

SMC’s range of pres­sure and flow valves in­cludes six AS- R and five AS- Q mod­els. SMC sup­plies these in R1/8, R1/4, R3/8 and R1/2 con­nec­tion sizes and for hose di­am­e­ters rang­ing from six to 12 mm.

Cus­tomers are able to choose be­tween the new AS-R se­ries with its fixed 2 bar sup­ply pres­sure and the older ASR valves with fixed or vari­able set pres­sures de­pend­ing on the ap­pli­ca­tion where pres­sures are ad­justed man­u­ally us­ing a han­dle with a three- part scale.

The pres­sure valve and flow valves are mounted to­gether on cylin­ders. The AS- Q flow valve is in­stalled on the work­ing stroke side and the AS- R pres­sure valve on the re­turn stroke side. Both valve se­ries have sim­i­lar de­signs: the pres­sure valves con­sist of reg­u­la­tor, with a check valve and a throt­tle check valve. The flow valves in the AS- Q se­ries con­tain a quick sup­ply valve, an ex­haust valve and a throt­tle check valve.

THE BIG­GER THE CYLIN­DER, THE GREATER THE SAV­INGS

AS-R/AS-Q valves are rec­om­mended for cylin­ders with a di­am­e­ter of 32mm up to 125mm bore, and an in­let pres­sure of at least 3 bar. What’s truly of value to cus­tomers is that sav­ings in­crease with big­ger cylin­ders or higher air con­sump­tion lev­els, and larger pres­sure dif­fer­ences be­tween the work­ing and re­turn strokes.

A WIDE RANGE OF USES

SMC’s new en­ergy-sav­ing com­pressed air valves en­able ma­chine man­u­fac­tur­ers to make their prod­ucts more en­ergy- ef­fi­cient with­out mak­ing any fun­da­men­tal de­sign changes. Man­u­fac­tur­ers who in­cor­po­rate this tech­nol­ogy can en­joy a com­pet­i­tive edge which in-turn trans­lates into higher rev­enues.

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