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replacing manual valves with electric valves?
« on: October 28, 2010, 11:44:46 AM »
Being a total neophyte when it comes to anything electrical/electronic I may be asking a very simple question.

I have an air line for my NSK spindle and a drip coolant line that both have small manual valves for shut offs.  I would really like to use in line electrical valves so I can use Mach3 to turn them on and off. 

What type of device should I be looking at or searching for to accomplish this? 

I just need a direction and a some insight/suggestions on what I need to look for.

Thanks in advance.

Dan

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Re: replacing manual valves with electric valves?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 12:58:16 PM »
You are looking for a couple air solenoids.

Sources will depend on where you are located. There are a number of comanies who make/sell them and it also depends on what part of the world you are in.
Re: replacing manual valves with electric valves?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 01:12:03 PM »
Thanks, from your suggestion I think I found what I was looking for.  Just as a note I am in the Philadelphia area.

http://www.stcvalve.com/STC-DOWNLOAD/2W010-040.pdf

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Re: replacing manual valves with electric valves?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2010, 11:57:26 AM »
Dan,

If you decide to use one of those valves then to switch it (open/close) an SSR, similar to this would be ideal. They are opto isolated and can be driven direct from the BoB (M8/M9 etc) and they switch ac loads with extremely low electrical noise.

Tweakie.

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