Pneumatic valves are common in every industry, in applications from medical to chemical and automation to corrugation. Compressed air is readily available, clean and easy to use, so the number of markets taking advantage of this technology is no surprise. Two of the larger industries are automation—which uses cylinders and other actuators to produce or […]
By Eric Cummings • Global Industry Manager – Safety • ROSS Controls While safety standards have been updated by safety controls engineers, pneumatic systems present a unique challenge. In following the ISO 13849 standard, which uses redundancy and diagnostics for higher-level circuits, it is important that designers and integrators understand the specifics of the valves selected for […]
ROSS Controls, Troy, Mich. has announced the promotion of Jeffrey J. Hand to President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1. Hand replaces John G. Smith who recently announced his retirement after a 40-year career with ROSS. Smith will remain involved in the company as its Chairman of the Board of Directors. Hand has held […]
by Eric Cummings, Global Industry Manager-Safety, Ross Controls Designers of compressed air systems need to consider machine exhaust valves and stopping time to meet current standards. As automation machinery has advanced over the years, so have the methods of safeguarding personnel. Consequently, machine safety standards have evolved, and in fact, have been driven by the […]
Ross Controls developed two products — the Pushbutton valves and Flow Control valves. These two latest additions to the ROSS product family were specifically designed for customers who want to reduce cost while still maintaining a hi-tech system. The all-new and competitively priced Flow Control valves are great alternatives to their pricier counterparts because of its […]
Ross Controls’ High-Relief Pilot Operated Regulator is specially designed for systems that require high flow, relief and pressure regulation, such as aluminum production, steel production, glass bottle production and blow molding operations. The High-Relief Pilot Operated Regulator features a diaphragm design with standard NPTF port threads and BSPP port threads inline mounting. The product’s inlet pressure […]
Ross Controls (www.rosscontrols.com) has unveiled its L-O-X® valves, which are energy isolation valves that can be easily identified because of their unique shape. The valves feature corrosion-resistant 316 stainless steel construction and a self-draining, washdown suitable design. With its reliable Fluorocarbon seals, the valves can withstand contaminant ingression and are lockable only in the OFF […]
ROSS Foot Pedal operated valves conveniently allow hands free operation, a direct acting 5-ports, 2-position valve easy to operate with minimum maintenance required. They are easily convertible to a 3-way function, are ruggedly-built for extended life, and are designed to meet OSHA 1910.217 Mechanical power presses, with protective guard to prevent accidental actuation.
ROSS Controls announced the latest additions to its safety product family, the Modular L-O-X manual lockout valve and Modular L-O-X with EEZ-ON operation.
ROSS Controls announced that it acquired the assets of the Detroit Coil Co., known in the marketplace as DECCO, on December 30, 2011. The history of the two companies has been intertwined, as DECCO has supplied components to ROSS for many decades.