Proportional Valve Driver
By DE staffFluid Power valve driver
Lynch's Digital Display Proportional Valve Driver simplifies set up and monitoring proportional valves.
Mississauga’s Lynch Fluid Controls Inc. launched the latest version of its Digital Display Proportional Valve Driver (DDPDX), which features an expanded digital display and is compatible with all makes of proportional valves.
The driver comes in six different forms:
- Single solenoid mount with PG9 cable gland with an IP 65 rating
- Single solenoid mount with DIN43650 cable connector with an IP 65 rating
- Single NEMA 4X enclosure with clear lid
- Dual NEMA 4X enclosure with clear lid
- Single DIN rail mount open PCB
- Dual DIN rail mount open PCB
Parameters can be customized to meet operational requirements. The operating voltage ranges from 9 to 36 VDC. Command input can be set from 0 to 5V, 0 to 10V, 4 to 20mA for a single and dual solenoid system. In addition, the dual drivers can be set to -10V to +10V. Current output ranges can be set from 0.20 to 3.00A and ramp time ranges from 0 to 99.5 seconds. In addition, the DDPDX is capable of operating in temperatures that range from -40 to +75 degrees Celsius.
According to the company, the DDPDX simplifies set up and monitoring procedures of proportional valves in open loop systems. No additional electrical equipment or software are required and parameter settings are saved in memory. In order to set the parameters of the driver, a simple tool like a screwdriver can be used to operate the encoders. Each driver comes with short circuit reverse polarity protection and command input over-current protection.