IVAC - Integrated Valve and Actuator ControlBlogs
PRA/882000 Series - 32 to 100mm bore - up to 1,000mm stroke length
IMI Precision Engineering has worked closely with customers in key industry sectors to fully understand what improvements they wanted from their pneumatic controls. The response highlighted a widespread need for improved energy efficiency, reduced downtime and greater ease of use.
The IVAC from IMI Norgren now answers these needs. A family of products incorporating proven technology, IVAC is a light-weight, strong actuator with integrated solenoid valve, cushion and speed control plus position sensors. The ISO/VDMA dimensions mean that it can be used to replace existing traditional systems, or used on new installations. Using IVAC rather than traditional components, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 50%. The unit has been rigorously tested in operational conditions by customers in a wide range of industries.
The unique patented design delivers significant benefits:
> Faster response times
> Fully modular design
> Integrated sensor adjustment
> Life expectancy of over 200 million cycles
> Cleanline body offers simple washdown when used in critical applications
> Integrated pressure protection
FASTER, MORE CONSISTENT RESPONSE
An integrated valve provides much quicker response times. Physical and air cushioning increase cycling speed.
INCREASED ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Consolidation of parts and significantly reduced tubing helps to reduce air consumption and running costs by up to 50%.
SIMPLIFIED MAINTENANCE AND SERVICING
IVAC can be removed and replaced quickly and easily, allowing you to undertake offline diagnosis. It's equally easy to add extra or new machine functions.
NO MECHANICAL DESIGN CHANGES
IVAC conforms to the latest ISO dimensional standards meaning there is no need for any design changes, making it ideal for retrofitting to existing installations.
MULTIPOLE OR FIELDBUS CONNECTIVITY
There is a single M12 connection for power and control making IVAC suitable for hardwired or fieldbus systems, regardless of fieldbus protocol.
For further information, visit www.imi-precision.com/uk/en/imi-norgren/ivac