Cartridge valve for custom manifold designs

Bürkert has released the Type 6164 cartridge valve, a pneumatic pilot valve that is said to slot directly into any custom manifold. The valve is claimed to offer high reliability, above-average service life and efficient performance and is said to offer OEM process and machine designers an alternative to external packaged pneumatic control valves.

The compact size of the Type 6164 cartridge valves suits them for use in multiples within compact manifold block solutions, where they can be positioned and integrated wherever it is most convenient, saving costs on materials and reducing the overall weight and size of the system or device.

The valves can be used for general pneumatic piloting on machine, pharmaceutical production applications and medical devices, such as dental technology or in oxygen control units for mechanical ventilation.

The long life cycle and reliability claims are based on testing to more than 100million switching cycles. The performance figures are based on switching times for opening and closing the valve of around 10ms at a pressure of 1bar and a temperature of 20 °C.

The valve is also claimed to feature high flow rate, pressure range and energy efficiency. The standard version covers the pressure range from -0.8 to 9bar with a power consumption of less than 0.7W. The valve body is made of PEEK and the seal of FKM. It is available in orifice sizes from 0.5 to 1.2mm and with an operating voltage of 12 and 24Vdc.