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SMC meets market demand with long-life angle seat valve

25 September, 2015

The VXB Series is an angle seat valve for air, steam and heated water, which has been created by SMC Pneumatics to meet market demand for valves that deliver an extended operating life and low levels of leakage while also being compact in design. According to SMC, the VXB Series angle seat valve can deliver up to 5 million air and 3 million steam cycles.

The new Series also has a special FKM rubber seal that is claimed to be able to minimise internal air leakages to 10 cm³/min or less. With a compact design of just 100 mm height in the 3/8 valve, the VXB is said to be an ideal solution for applications including temperature control, hot water systems, industrial washing machines, sterilising and cleaning equipment.

Keeping costs to a minimum

Further design features help users keep costs to a minimum by extending the lifespan and efficiency of the valve through a double protective construction. SMC reports that foreign particles are prevented from interfering with the VXB’s performance due to a protective seal and a resin scraper.

An SMC spokesperson commented: “Through listening to our customers’ needs we set about creating a multi-purpose angle seat valve that delivers cost savings, minimal maintenance, reliability and space savings. Initial feedback for the VXB has been really positive and we are confident that it will be a popular addition to our valve range.”

Available in three port sizes, 3/8, 1/2 and 3/4, the VXB can be ordered in bronze or stainless steel (316L equivalent) with a pilot port location that can be placed in three of its four sides. For more information on the VXB angle seat valve, visit the SMC new product page: www.smc.eu


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