Date: January 11, 2008
Eaton Adds New KBFDG5V-10 Two-Stage High-Performance Proportional Directional Valves With On-board Electronics To Its Vickers™ Valve Line
EDEN PRARIE, Minn. …Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has added the KBFDG5V-10, two-stage proportional directional valve with on-board electronics and main stage spool feedback to its line of Vickers™ products. Designed for high-flow applications requiring accurate speed profiling and position control, the new valves are rated for flows up to 700 liters per minute (lpm) and pressures up to 350 bar, and feature best-in-class IP 65 and IP 67 environmental protection ratings.
“These valves are designed to provide superior control and performance in applications including plastic and rubber machinery, metal forming, die casting machines, primary metal production equipment, power generation, and similar uses,” said Wayne Wang, product manager - industrial valves for Eaton’s Hydraulics Operations. “With their standard ISO mounting interfaces and industry standard seven-pin electrical connectors, these valves are truly plug-and-play.”
The new KBFDG5V-10 valves use a spring-centered spool and dual-solenoid pilot valve to provide fail-safe performance, and provide main spool feedback to the on-board electronics, which feature an integral amplifier pre-loaded with factory-preset adjustments for consistent flow gain and excellent valve-to-valve reproducibility.
Other standard features include:
4-20ma or +/-10V command input option
“Fail safe” feature
New digital on-board electronics with available ramp adjustment
Optional external valve enable feature
Full CE electromagnetic capability to EN50081-2 & EN50082-2
Robust die-cast housing for the on-board electronics
Vibration and shock tested
Eaton’s Hydraulics Operations is a business segment of the Eaton Fluid Power Group. The business is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficiency hydraulic systems and components for use in mobile and industrial applications. Mobile and industrial markets include agriculture, construction, mining, forestry, utility, material handling, earthmoving, truck and bus, machine tools, molding, primary metals, automotive, power generation, port machinery and entertainment. Eaton’s Hydraulics Operations provides customer-driven solutions under brand names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydro-Line®, Vickers™ and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit www.hydraulics.eaton.com.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 63,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.