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Bürkert offers pivoted valve for process control applications

Bürkert Fluid Control Systems, a manufacturer of control and measuring systems for fluids and gases for a variety of applications including water treatment and microfluidics, have announced a new process control solution.

The company’s pivoted armature solenoid valves are equipped with a lockable manual override as standard and have the option of a visual position indicator or an electrical feedback. Available in 2/2- or 3/2-way configuration, the design uses an isolating diaphragm, which ensures that no fluid is allowed to enter the armature chamber. According to Bürkert, this makes the pivoted armature valve more resistant to contamination than the plunger-type valve as well as offering a higher resistance against aggressive fluids and providing a longer service life, even in non-lube conditions.

The valve can also be customised to suit a variety of specialist applications, such as the analysis version, which is particularly suitable for switching extremely pure gaseous and liquid media.

Compared with the plunger-type versions, pivoted armature valves have all three port connections integrated in the body of the valve. This places them all in the same plane, which Bürket claims makes connection design easier.