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Close to the Actuator

The new, lightweight AV03 valve system from Rexroth

Ideal for assembly close to the actuator: The new, lightweight AV03 valve system from Rexroth has an ultra-compact design thanks to a diagonal arrangement of the valve components.

Pneumatics with an Energy-Efficient Design

  • Extremely compact and light
  • Up to 20 percent less compressed air
  • Exceptionally modular; simple engineering

Technical designers always try to position pneumatic valves as close to actuators as possible, because shorter tubing lengths reduce the required compressed air by up to 20 percent. However, common valves are usually too large and heavy for handling applications. With Rexroth's new generation of extremely compact and lightweight Advanced Valve AV03 valve systems, engineers now have a lot more freedom and can arrange pneumatics decentrally, thus increasing efficiency.

Compared to the market standard, Rexroth has halved the weight of the new valves by using resistant high-performance polymers and reducing the number of parts. A further plus: The required space has also been cut by 45 percent. How did they do it? Developers arranged the valve components at an angle and optimized the supply and exhaust channels, thus reducing flow losses. Users profit from a flow improvement of 40 percent, allowing them to substantially lower the supply pressure and boosting their energy efficiency.

The new valve system also fulfills engineers' demands for customized automation solutions. Starting with the second valve, the number can be increased step by step up to 40 single solenoid valves or 64 double solenoid valves. Nowadays, more and more users also implement different pressure zones in a single valve system to achieve further savings. The new valve systems offer them up to ten supply plates for this exact purpose.

In addition to improving the energy efficiency, the new AV03 also fulfills expectations for simple engineering. Users can connect the valve systems electrically using multipole or fieldbus connections, with integrable I/O modules, depending on their configuration. Thanks to the option of directly connecting sensors to the valve electronics, fitters have to feed a lot fewer cables back to the control cabinet.

Users can find further information on the valve system at

www.advanced-valve.com

Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the Rexroth brand name, the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling, and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, Factory Automation and Renewable Energies. The company provides customized solutions tailored to the needs and specifications of each individual market. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces, and sells components and systems in over 80 countries. As part of the Bosch Group, Bosch Rexroth and its 34,900 associates generated approximately 5.1 billion euros in revenue in 2010.

To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.4 billion euros in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent more than 4 billion euros for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

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