Norgren’s portfolio of VR Series valve manifold solutions has expanded with a comprehensive array of connectivity options for industrial users. With new communication protocols, Norgren’s valve offering paves the way for a complete connected pneumatic solution as well as a one-stop-shop for valve manifolds.
Adding to the existing Multipole connectivity option, the VR Series now includes Ethernet/IP, PROFINET, EtherCAT, and IO-Link to support a wide range of customers connecting to new or existing systems. Using a connected valve, users can gain further performance insights on how their system is performing as a whole plus easier installation and less analog hardware.
With 10mm and 15mm valve manifold body sizes available, the VR Series is a compact solution bringing flexibility and modularity. A simple plug-in, sub-base design allows valves to be exchanged quickly with up to 24 solenoids for prompt installation and no plumbing interruptions while supporting ongoing maintenance requirements.
Other key features include:
- Reliable operation with more than 30 million cycles
- Integrated silencers and fittings for simple connections
- Horizontal and vertical orientation options
- Lightweight, IP65 rated metal body for use in challenging environments
The enhanced VR Series is a simple, high performing and connected solution for industrial applications in sectors such as food and beverage, machine tools, mechanical, packaging, material handling, and paper.
“The connectivity enhancements to the VR Series valve manifolds allows us to meet the growing demand for connected technology. Our comprehensive portfolio offers a wide spectrum of connectivity solutions from simple multipole to more complex communications such as EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT systems. Linking the new VR Series manifold range with industrial Ethernet or IO-Link ensures engineers gain further data-driven performance insights for better operational efficiencies. As our valve product lines continue to evolve, expect big things to come from Norgren,” said Bradlee Dittmer, Product Manager.