Skinner 2-, 3-, and 4-way solenoid valves are featured in a document that includes specifications on the Skinner 7000 and 3000 Series; Intrinsically Safe and K-Series valves; and the Skinner A, B, C, MB, and V-9 valve lines. Specific information includes pipe size, flow factor, operating pressure differential, compatible fluids, power consumption, voltages, and electrical connections. In addition, dimensional drawings are included to assist in system design.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.