Festo Canada recently launched a new series of angle seat valves that delivers installation, maintenance, operational, and inventory advantages with its innovative modular design. The VZXA family of uniquely engineered, pneumatically actuated valves provides many operational benefits, including higher safety, easier maintenance, and reduced cleaning time.
The groundbreaking modular design of the VZXA series is perfect for valve manifold applications that benefit from fast assembly and compact size.
No actuator pressurization required
Angle seat valves are used for high-volume flow control of water, steam, and corrosive material. Due to their near-universal applicability in terms of wide temperature and pressure ranges, compact footprint, long service life, low cost, material options, high performance, and ready availability, these valves are in high demand in today’s industry.
When the user removes a VZXA actuator for maintenance or changeover, the stem, seat, and seal remain inside the valve body, which keeps the process system pressurized. To reinstall the actuator, one merely screws it into the valve body, with no pressurization required; this eliminates strain on the stem, seat, and seal, while reducing the possibility of damaging the valve seat. In applications involving hazardous materials, the materials reside within the system, which lowers the chances of contamination while saving cleaning time.
Modularity lends itself to valve body repair, since stem, seat, and seal are individual parts with readily available replacements. The VZXA series’ standardized design makes sure every VZXA actuator is compatible with every valve body in the family, and the universal fit between actuators and valve bodies makes ordering and inventory management simpler. Festo has an online valve configurator that allows customers to specify and order the appropriate valve for any application in minutes.
Line connections for the VZXA series include threaded, sanitary clamp, and welded end. Every VZXA actuator has an optical indicator that shows the valve position. Among the relevant accessories are sensors for digital feedback, piloting banjo valves, and stroke limiters for open strokes. Watch this video for a closer look:
To learn more, contact Festo.