Pneumatic valves certainly aren’t what they used to be – and they’ve come a long way over the years. That being said, with all these new innovations come new challenges for how to integrate them into an organization.
Today’s valves are smaller, faster and more advanced then ever before and opportunities can be easily overlooked if one isn’t keeping a keen eye open. Here are three ways in which you can integrate the latest and greatest in pneumatic valve technology into your organization.
Let’s jump right in!
Choosing components that adhere to ISO valve standards
This is a big one. ISO International Standards ensure that the products we use are safe, reliable and meet a certain quality standard. These standards can be used and leveraged by businesses to help reduce costs, decrease waste and increase productivity.
These standards help keep things simple and straight forward, allowing both end users and OEM’s to benefit from them. Things like significant cost reductions from multi-supplier supports, more simplistic wiring and decreases in machine downtime are just a few of the benefits.
Intelligent, simplified wiring solutions
Collective wiring systems are great to use because they offer a complex solution that’s easily integrated into an application by consolidating solenoid wiring into one, singular connection on a valve manifold. This method dramatically reduces costs and a whole lot of needless complexity as well as the manifold can be moved out of control cabinets and into point-of-use applications located closer to the pneumatic process, itself. That means that those long tubing runs and delayed responses in operation are a thing of the past.
In addition, with fewer components in the system, your organization won’t have to deal with the amount of electrical loss and overall energy efficiency will improve.
Heads in the clouds
Incorporating fieldbus solutions to control pneumatic valves could be the first step towards cloud-based innovations making their debut on the assembly line. This means things like an automated industrial network is possible – and can be specifically designed to communicate between logic controls and other systems like Ethernet.
Simply put, a whole plethora of ways to improve profitability and decrease machine build times exists with the proper integration of pneumatic valve solutions. To learn more about how your company can take advantage, feel free to contact us today.