Pneumatic Valves

The main purpose of pneumatic valves is control of fluid direction and flow rate. The valve itself does not generate flow of the medium and act just as a distribution point for compressed air. Can be mounted in line, on the wall, on the cylinder (using special bracket) or in a series on a multiple or manifold base.

Basic valves distinction:

Due to different number of ways (ports) we distinguish:

  • 2-way
  • 3-way
  • 5-way

Due to number of positions (number of adjacent boxes on a valve symbol):

  • two position
  • three position

Due to types of actuation:

  • Manual
  • Mechanical
  • Pneumatic
  • Electric

Due to way of steering:

  • direct acting or reverse acting
  • mono or bi-stable
VALVES