Valve islands upgraded with PROFINET IRT and EtherNet/IP

20th April 2017
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Valve islands upgraded with PROFINET IRT and EtherNet/IP

With market leading flow rates on offer, almost unlimited configurations and a choice of connectivity to enhance customer applications, IMI Precision Engineering is upgrading the connectivity of its IMI Norgren VM and VS ranges of valve islands with PROFINET IRT and EtherNet/IP.

Providing ultimate flexibility of machine design, the VM Series Valve Island is available in both 10 and 15mm valve body widths and provide flow rates of 430 and 1,000l/min respectively.

IMI Precision Engineering has increased the connectivity options on its VM10 Valve Islands from individually wired, multipole and fieldbus to include Industrial Ethernet, after considering customer feedback. The islands can be configured from four to 16 stations, with single or double solenoids, providing a high number of manual overrides and tube fitting sizes. The VM series Valve Island offers over 15 million configurations.

The IMI Norgren VS18/26 Modular Valve Islands also include PROFINET IRT and EtherNet/IP giving the user the versatility to choose the features they need with the modularity to easily expand and adds accessories.

By combining flexibility and Swiss-engineered quality, IMI Precision Engineering offers a no-compromise valve range with unlimited ability. Its plug-in Printed Circuit Board (PCB) technology takes only seconds to install and additional sub-bases can be attached with only two screws.

Ron Bennett, Global Product Marketing Manager for Valves at IMI Precision Engineering, explained: “The upgraded VS and VM Series of valve islands are our most connected ranges yet. Incorporating the same footprint, reliability and support our customers are accustomed to, but with increased connection flexibility.

“Our support extends beyond developing products. We have implemented a number of services dedicated to helping our customers. We’re aware that it can be a difficult task to identify the most appropriate component for the application. We are upgrading our online Valve Island configurator which helps customers select the correct valve island for their application. Intuitive, flexible and easy to use, it enables quick specification of the valve island and a live visualisation of their configuration. It also supports over 60 downloadable native CAD formats and price, availability and order-now options.”

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