Model 780S spray valve provides controlled application of inks and paints in automated marking operations. High transfer efficiency, zero-fluid dead volume, and clean cutoff provide accurate spots and bands without overspray, clogging, or downtime. Controlled spray patterns are from 0.170 inch to 2 inches wide. Uses include showing pass/fail status and product color coding.
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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.