The 310/410 Series of 1/8-inch ported, 3- and 4-way, direct-acting solenoid valves are for use in pneumatic applications. Valves of the same series can be mounted in-line or on a mounting base, and 3- or 4-way valves can be combined or stacked and subbase assemblies. The short-stroke balanced poppet design permits rapid cycling, requires no lubrication, and is more tolerant of impurities in the air system, ensuring positive sealing.
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.