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ASCO™ Series 256/356 offers smaller footprint, up to 40% reduced power consumption and up to 30% higher pressure ratings.
Emerson, a leading provider of industrial automation solutions, has just unveiled a new line of solenoid valves that are set to revolutionize the fluid control industry.
The ASCO™ Series 256/356 offers a range of two-way and three-way valves that are designed to meet the needs of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) by providing a smaller footprint, reduced power consumption and increased pressure ratings. The optimized design of the Series 256/356 valves allows for a smaller overall footprint, which helps OEMs optimize the internal layout of their equipment, enabling more high-performance fluid control options to be integrated into a smaller and sleeker final product. This is particularly important for manufacturers of coffee machines and other beverage dispensers, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, pumps and compressors, welding equipment and analytical and medical devices.
One of the most significant features of the Series 256/356 valves is the reduced power consumption, which can be as much as 40% less than comparable valves. This enables OEMs to apply a smaller valve while matching or improving on the fluid control performance of the previous version and make significant energy savings.
In addition, the pressure rating of some versions of the redesigned Series 256/356 has increased by up to 30% compared to the previous versions, making them suitable for more demanding applications such as high-pressure washers and hydrogen fuel dispensers. This means that the performance of the DC voltage version is now similar to that of the AC voltage version, reducing overall system costs by eliminating the need to convert to AC power.
The Series 256/356 also offers an expanded selection of body materials, including lead-free brass, stainless-steel and an engineered composite material that is 20% lighter than brass and meets global health and safety standards for food and beverage applications. The valves are dust-tight and submersible in up to one meter of water, making them suitable for harsh environments and increasing reliability and extending the life of machinery.
Erik VanLaningham, Vice President of Global Marketing for Emerson’s industrial automation business, said, “Emerson has engineered the Series 256/356 from the ground up, creating a range of solenoid valves that sets a new benchmark in fluid control technology by decreasing overall footprint and power consumption while also increasing pressure ratings. These performance improvements are complemented by an extended choice of body materials and connection options. This provides OEMs with the broadest range of options from a trusted single-source supplier to reliably meet their diverse application demands.”
In summary, the new ASCO™ Series 256/356 solenoid valves from Emerson are set to revolutionize the fluid control industry by providing a smaller footprint, reduced power consumption and increased pressure ratings. They are suitable for a wide range of applications and come with a variety of body materials and connection options, making them an ideal choice for OEMs looking to optimize the design and performance of their equipment.
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