Lexington, KY — Bosch Rexroth Group announced CA44 for integrating pneumatic valves in systems with AS-I bus structures.
Series CA44 valves are two station valve manifolds for AS-i serial link (bus) applications, complying with AS-I specification V2.11 Rev. 1. Manifold choices include: with or without digital inputs, and with or without auxiliary power. The valve stations can be 4-way, 2 position valves, or dual 3-way, 2 position valves, or a blanking plate. The plug-in valve design simultaneously makes both the electrical and pneumatic connections when plugging the valve into place – eliminating the need to disturb electrical wiring connections.
The CA44 valve flow is 0.2 Cv (200 l/min) with a pressure range of 29 to 116 psi. Voltage is 24VDC with a protection rating of IP67 (NEMA 6). Up to four valve functions and four electric inputs are possible with just one AS-i address. The manifold is easy to install with all pneumatic connections on one side, and a valve can be replaced without changing the address. Series CA44 valves feature a long service life of more than 100 million cycles.
The valves come with integrated push-in fittings for 4mm or 6mm plastic tubing or M7 threaded ports. An Internet configurator is available for designing your own valve manifold and CAD drawings can be downloaded. The manifold can be delivered fully assembled and tested.
Bosch Rexroth AG, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of approximately $5.7 billion (4.6 billion Euro) in 2005 with over 28,200 employees. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company offers all drive and control technologies, from mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics to electronics and associated service. Over 500,000 customers worldwide utilize Rexroth’s unique technological know-how to implement their innovative and future-oriented systems and machine concepts. The global player, represented in over 80 countries, is an extensive supplier of components and systems for industrial and factory automation and mobile applications. For more information visit www.boschrexroth-us.com.
In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, power tools and accessories, security technology, thermo technology, packaging equipment and household appliances. Bosch employs nearly 23,000 associates in more than 80 primary and 20 associated facilities throughout the region with reported sales of $7.8 billion in 2004.
Under the brand name of Rexroth, the company offers all relevant drive, control and motion technologies: from mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics to electronics and associated services. Rexroth has 500,000 customers in over 80 countries and is an extensive supplier of components and systems for industrial and factory automation and mobile applications. For more information, visit www.boschrexroth-us.com.
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