Poppet valves for both standard and hazardous applications
Festo has extended its Blue Star core pneumatics range with the addition to its VUVS valves range of a new poppet operated valve available in standard or ATEX-certified versions.
The simple construction of poppet valves makes them suited to use in applications where contaminated air may be present. In addition, they do not require lubrication.
The VUVS poppet valves offer up to 58% faster switching times than their spool valve equivalents, making them a good choice for use in applications where responsiveness is vital. There is also less friction during operation, which means the valves deliver more consistent performance and repeatable switching times.
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