Introducing Bürkert’s new Type 6164 cartridge valve
Bürkert’s new Type 6164 cartridge valve promises much in the way of performance, reliability, light weight and commendable service life. Here, PIF gives you a detailed first look at this impressive new pneumatic pilot valve.
The new Type 6164 cartridge valve from Bürkert is a pneumatic pilot valve where the solenoid and precision moulded plastic valve body will slot directly into any custom manifold. Due to its outstanding reliability, above-average service life and efficient performance this valve provides the best opportunity yet for OEM process and machine designers to move away from external packaged pneumatic control valves.
Compact pneumatic valve
Due to the increasing importance of space considerations, weight and energy saving requirements, customised pneumatic control solutions are becoming more commonplace. The diminutive size of Bürkert’s new cartridge valves makes them ideal for use in multiples within compact manifold block solutions, where they can easily be positioned and integrated wherever it is most convenient.
This saves costs on materials and reduces the overall weight and size of the system or device. In addition to the use as the “core” of future Bürkert valve islands, the valve is now being made available as a stand-alone component.
Cartridge valve advantages
Due to a wide range of conformance certifications, they can be used for general pneumatic piloting on machine, plus pharmaceutical production applications and for medical devices. Typical applications include dental technology or in oxygen control units for mechanical ventilation, for example.
The long life cycle and reliability claims are based on testing to more than 100 million switching cycles. The performance figures are based on switching times for opening and closing the valve of around 10 ms at a pressure of 1 bar and a temperature of 20 °C.
The standard cartridge valve also scores points due to its high flow rate, pressure range and energy efficiency. The standard version covers the pressure range from -0.8 to 9 bar with a power consumption of less than 0.7 W. The valve body is made of PEEK and the seal of FKM. It is available in orifice sizes from 0.5 to 1.2 mm and with an operating voltage of 12 and 24 V DC.
Simplified pneumatic pilot valve
According to Bürkert: “Type 6164 was developed with the goal, to simplify pneumatic control with optimum integration of a pilot valve in block and plastic moulding parts. Thus, making a more compact design possible.
“This valve sets new standards with its uncompromising reliability, above average life cycle span and excellent fluidic characteristics. Various certifications and conformities make the use of the valve in medical applications such as media multiplexers in dental technology and oxygen control in respirators possible.”
Features and benefits
- Compact design with 11 mm width per station
- Orifices from 0,5 mm (9 bar) to 1,2 mm (1,5 bar)
- High durability and reliability
- Low power consumption, as well as optional ATEX Ex ib version
- Design for optimum integration
To talk to the Bürkert team about your application, please call +44 (0)1285 648720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.