Spartan Scientific, a manufacturer of high-quality fluid and pneumatic automation components, releases its STEP 12, a self-contained media separated electronic proportional flow control valve. The STEP 12 brings an entirely new perspective to controlling liquids and gasses. With more than 1,500 different positions (or steps), it precisely regulates flow output and requires minimal power to maintain a desired position, maximizing energy savings.
The STEP 12 is self-contained with control circuitry (including an innovative M12 connector) for both the motor and valve embedded into the unit. This eliminates needing to purchase a separate control device, which can compromise performance. In addition, control can be tailored to increase resolution, enhancing reliable and repeatable flows. Additionally, the valve is designed for full flow under maximum pressure conditions with a 1/2” NPT version capable of accommodating 30 GPM of water with a maximum pressure of 150 psi.
“The STEP 12 is a gamechanger,” said Todd Harmon, vice president of Canfield Industries. “While achieving proportional control in previous electrically actuated valves with closed-loop systems meant spending thousands of dollars for parts from multiple suppliers, the STEP 12’s flow rates can be controlled as an all-in-one, plug-n-play, ready to go device. The ability to move in so many small steps allows an unprecedented level of reliability and repeatability. With easy installation and energy savings, it’s truly an industry breakthrough.”
Furthermore, a handy multicolor on-board LED (RGB) ring indicator displays the status of the device for fast troubleshooting. Finally, a separating diaphragm designed with a specialized convolution and elliptical flow tip produces a linear flow versus valve stroke position, maintaining dry mechanical movement for long life and high flow.
“Applications for the STEP 12 are limited only by your imagination,” said Phil Muntean, chief engineer for Spartan. “Aside from general manufacturing, the STEP 12 can be used in medical, food and drug, drinking water, automotive, truck and bus, agriculture and fluid temperature control—to name a few.”
The Stepper 12 valve can be purchased by contacting an Authorized Distributor or by contacting Spartan Scientific directly for custom orders.
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