By DE StaffFluid Power Machine Building
Clippard NIV series gradient valves feature lightweight design and individually controlled flow paths.
Clippard released its NIV series of gradient valves that feature multiple 2-way, normally-closed solenoids connected around a central body. According to the company, this design provides a reduction in internal volume with enhanced mixing capabilities. Each actuator operates independently, allowing for flow of various media to be mixed or for one media to be split into multiple streams. These bidirectional compact valves also feature PTFE coating in all wetted areas, low power consumption, high cycle life and fast response time.