Parker Hannifin, as part of its global focus on factory automation, is adding an expanded range of features and capabilities to its H Series ISO pneumatic valve platform (with flow ranging from Qn 540 to 5900 Nl/mn). Designed with a new universal manifold, the H Series ISO valves provide the opportunity to mix ISO 02, 01, 1 and 2 valve sizes on one common manifold without transition blocks. This ability allows right sizing in the field and the ISO design supports easy interchangeability for additions or changes to the valve and manifold assembly.
In addition, the H Universal Manifold’s design allows the user to easily zone supply or pilot pressure allowing for a mix of different pressures, the addition of vacuum or the ability to isolate the entire supply pressure or just the pilot pressure. Zoning and pressure isolation allow the user to quickly disconnect supply pressure for safety reasons and maintenance of the machine. This zoning flexibility is made possible with a design that allows main and pilot supply/exhaust to be added anywhere throughout the valve manifold.
A full range of connectivity options are offered for IO-Link, Ethernet/IP, Profinet IO, EtherCAT, POWERLINK, Modbus/TCP, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Profibus DP, CANopen, AS-I or InterBus-S. Those customers requiring a collective, hardwired option can connect with 25 pin D-sub, 19 pin Brad Harrison, 12 pin M23 connections or, for rigid conduit, a terminal box is also offered.
Users can enjoy important benefits from this product due to its robust design, connectivity options, supply pressure zoning, ability to (right size) mix sizes on the manifold and an easy means of controlling flow within the valve. The H Series ISO valve offers very high flow rates, covers a broad range of industrial applications and is easy to install with the availability of new patented mounting hardware.
The overall design reduces complexity at the machine and makes valve assembly or changes simple and easy. Assembly is further supported with a new configurator.