Tuesday, January 23, 2001
Clippard's new actuators, installed on directional control valves, allow the
valves to pilot or remotely operate using pressure or vacuum signals. They are
different than other products that use push buttons, and toggles that use
positive pneumatic pressure for actuation because they use negative
"If you already have vacuum capabilities in your plant, these actuators allow
user to tap into that pressure," says Rich Boutell, the engineering manager at
Clippard Instrument Lab Inc. "That's a lot easier than running a new or
additional pressure line to your application," he says.
The new actuators are used with 2-, 3-, or 4-way valves with 15/32-32
mounting threads. They are also used with the company's electric switches where
a pressure of vacuum signal is used for actuating the valve or pressure switch.
For more information, go to http://www.clippard.com.