Miniature Pinch Valves
By Design Engineering staffFluid Power Machine Building Clippard Valves
Clippard NPV Series 2-Way valves low power consumption and high cycle life.
Clippard announced its NPV Series Miniature Pinch Valve, a solenoid-operated device designed to open and close tubes for controlling flow of liquids and gases. Other valve types have internal passages that may cause small amounts of fluid to remain in the valve. Pinch valves have no areas or dead volume where fluid can become trapped. Only the inside of the tubing contacts the fluid. Energizing the solenoid retracts or attracts the plunger, which opens or closes the tube. De-energizing the solenoid will allow the plunger to return to its original state. The compact, hygienic valves feature high cycle life and come in four sizes with multiple pressure range options to 30 psig. Each valve comes with 12 inches of medical/laboratory grade silicone tubing, pre-installed.