Pneumatic Plug and Play

DN Staff

April 24, 2006

2 Min Read
Pneumatic Plug and Play

Bosch Rexroth's plug-in style CD26-PL pneumatic valve provides a flow coefficient up to 1.01 Cv in a 26-mm wide manifold. The series includes plug-in manifolds or single valves on subbases. Conforming to ISO standard 15407-2, the simultaneous pneumatic and electrical connection for the valve is accomplished on the base plate.

The plug-in design enables faster, easier and safer valve exchanges. Based on the proven CD01 modular system, the valve manifolds can support up to 12 valves plus seven additional stations for accessories. Available threaded ports in both NPT and ISO-G (BSPP) add to the flexibility of the line. In addition to single- and double-solenoid valve functions, double 3/2 valves allow two functions from the same valve position, saving space and expense. Power options for the two and three position, or dual 3/2 valves, include 24V dc or 120V ac. Dual 3/2 valves are two independent three-way valves in one body that reduce valve count, cost, manifold foot print, weight and I/O allocation, compared to using the traditional method of two, 4-way valves with a port plugged.

Other flow options include sandwich regulators for lateral and vertical stacking, modular flow controls, and an auxiliary supply/ exhaust module.

The individual wired valves have a 25-pin electrical option with a D-sub connector that allows the CD26-PL to connect directly with the Bus Direct Control (BDC), Valve Drive System (VDS), and Drive and Diagnostic Link (DDL) bus systems from Rexroth. Bus protocol options include PROFIBUS DP, CANopen, DeviceNet, INTERBUS S, ControlNet and Ethernet I/P protocol.

Target applications include those that require standardized ISO valves, such as conveyor pallet stops, pop-up/locating cylinders, spindles, part present sensing, rod locks, air bags, piloting higher flow valves, single acting clamps and grippers. These are typically found in the packaging, automotive, printing and paper industries, as well as machine tools.

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