Emerson announces a major update to its ASCO Numatics G3 Series electronic valve island platform, enabling a reduction in installation costs. The valve island has been expanded so that it can control up to 128 solenoid valves on a single valve island assembly. This allows more valves to be controlled from a single node, enabling savings in the number of nodes and the cabling, internal tubing and electrical connections in the cabinet.
The expanded valve platforms can support up to 128 11mm solenoid valves and up to 80 18mm and 26mm valves. To increase the valve platforms’ capacity, mid-station blocks were added with valve drivers and auxiliary power connectors. This flexible approach allows customers to pay only for the capacity and functionality required in their design.
Customers are recommended to use the online Dynamic Product Modelling (DPM) tool when designing pneumatic valve island installations to save time in design and selection. The DPM tool enables the valve islands to be fully configured. It produces a unique specification for that product and enables a CAD drawing to be downloaded.