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Comatrol Expands High-Pressure Portfolio

Posted on April 22, 2013

Comatrol introduced the new HSV high-pressure solenoid valve platform and HFCV10-RT high-pressure flow control at bauma April 15-21.  The company said these developments are a continuation of Comatrol’s “Rhythm of Innovation,” with its focus on high-pressure development around standard NFPA cavities.

 “Over a year ago, we polled our customers to find out what they wanted for high-pressure solenoid valves and they told us high flow, low pressure drop, high shift reliability, environmentally robust coils − all with common cavities regardless of pressure rating,” said Darren Magner, director marketing & product development. “Our new HSV platform of solenoid valves gives our customers what they want, with a choice of 18 new two-way valves to choose from to best fit the application need.”

 “Additional high-pressure products − including three-way, four-way and double-blocking 10-size solenoid valves and numerous mechanical cartridge valves − will be introduced throughout 2013,” Magner continues. “The new platform of product will create a strong portfolio of 350 bar cartridge valves to fulfill market demand for higher pressure applications.”

The HSV product line was specifically designed around standard NFPA cavities. No tooling change is needed between standard (210 bar) and high pressure (350 bar) cavities to machine ports in the manifold, minimizing the number of tools to carry.

 The new designs were optimized for high flow capacity. Specifically, the HSV10-22 spool-type valves provide over 50% higher.

 The new high-pressure solenoid valve product introduction includes two-way poppet (HSVP) and spool (HSV) designs. All the new valves are available in both normally open and normally closed schematics, while the HSVP includes the reverse free-flow option. These valves are rated for pressures up to 350 bar (5075 psi) and have been qualified to the standards of NFPA T2.6.1.

A range of four standard cavity sizes are available – 10-size spool and 10-, 12-, 16- and 20-size cavity poppet designs, for a total of 18 new valves. Flows range from 54 lpm to 190 lpm (14.3 to 50 US gpm) at 7 bar pressure drop.