Control Valve Accessories
Proportion-Air offers a full line of mounting brackets to facilitate installation of our QB series proportional control valves as well as brackets for our air volume boosters and pilot operated regulators.
Command Signal Generators
Need an easy method of providing an electronic command signal to a control valve? Proportion-Air’s electronic control valves usually control to a set point pressure value that is provided by an analog command or reference signal. These analog command signals are 0-10VDC, 4-20mA DC, or 0-5VDC with many special options readily available.
Often users already have a PLC or computer host integrated into their machinery which can provide these signals via an analog card or analog output module. However, for bench top testing and other human controlled interface applications, a PLC is neither available or desired. Proportion-Air offers several possibilities of easily constructed analog command sources.
Looking for a more advanced solution: P2 Profiler PLC
Power Cords & Cables
Proportion-Air manufactures pre-wired and pre-assembled power cords for all of our pneumatic control valves. Many are custom fabricated based on a customer’s specific application parameters for high mobility, high temperature or chemical resistance.
Where one piece molded cord sets are required, Proportion-Air stocks a proven model from a well-known brand name manufacturer so you can be assured you are receiving a proper cord set.
Contamination in air lines is the #1 reason for premature pneumatics failures. Often, a simple low cost sintered bronze filter placed in line with the air supply to a pneumatic valve would have provided a last ditch defense against air line debris and prevented the failure from occurring.
Even clean air lines are at risk because thread shavings are formed on tightening NPT threads and PTFE pipe tape strands can be introduced in new systems. Proportion-Air offers inline sintered pneumatic filters from 1/8” NPT through 1/2” NPT.
Proportion-Air manufactures the DS series of pressure transducer. Originally “DS” meant “Down Stream” to indicate a pressure transducer used to provide electronic feedback from the output pressure of a volume booster back to a QB2 series dual-loop proportional control valve. Most often the DS was installed in the gauge port of the volume booster.
Today, the need for a feedback transducer has evolved into a full line of pressure transducers that include low cost industrial pressure transmitters, very low pressure transducers, stainless steel transducers, and NEMA4/IP65 pressure transducers.
Panel Meters & Displays
Proportion-Air’s electronic pressure control valves are all closed-loop around some type of sensor. Often, this is an internal pressure sensor inside the control valve. This sensor signal is used by the valve to close the loop and is then transmitted out as an analog monitor signal.
Often, users would like to have an easy method of observing what the value being controlled by the valve is. Reading the analog monitor signal directly on an LED or LCD panel meter is a common method of allowing a quick visual reference to see what value the Proportion-Air control valve is holding to.
Ultrasonic sensors are an easy method to measure distances. Ultrasonic sensors generate sound waves that bounce off of nearby objects. By measuring the length of time the return pulse takes, distance can be calculated. This calculated distance is then issued as an electronic output signal.
Ultrasonic transducers are often used in conjunction with Proportion-Air products to control the pneumatic brake or pneumatic clutch in a web re-winding, web slitting, web tensioning, web unwinding or festooning application. In these applications, the ultrasonic is used to measure the diameter of the roll.
Proportion-Air manufactures a line of AC to DC power supplies that are designed to provide an ideal power source for the electronic pressure control and electronic flow control valves.
For less usual applications, Proportion-Air has researched and tested select models of industrially available AC/DC power supplies that are also an ideal fit to provide DC power to Proportion-Air’s pneumatic control valves.