The Main Block manifold block for pneumatic piping connects one piping unit to another and can create piping in a wide variety of lengths and shapes to accommodate multiple applications. No die-casting is needed, as the user simply attaches the manifold to the desired piping for an accurate piping unit. The Main Block is nickel-brass-plated and offers various flow rates depending on the size. Available in air, vacuum, or as panel-mounting type models, the Main Block has a connecting thread size of 1/8 to 1/2 inch NPT.
Pisco U.S.A. Inc., 2228 Landmeier Rd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007, FAX (847) 427-1317.
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