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Pilot Operated Check Valves for Cylinder Position Holding

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Cylinder applications must consider what happens to the application’s safety function with the loss of air pressure.

Pilot Operated Check Valves, otherwise known as PO Checks, are used wherever a high-flow or remotely-controlled checking function is needed to provide cylinders to automatically stop in the event of the loss of electrical power or system air. (more…)

How Can You Use Energy Isolation Valves in Wash-Down Applications?

The ROSS Controls Stainless Steel L-O-X® Lock Out Valves are energy isolation valves for wash-down applications requiring corrosion resistant 316 stainless steel.
These valves are ideal for caustic environments where an aluminum lockout device just won’t hold up, and are designed to facilitate drainage of wash-down fluids in order to minimize pooling.
 
 
 
Available with 316 Filter Regulator or with a panel in order to meet all your air preparation and safety requirements
 

 

 
 
 
 
Please view our video featuring the Stainless Steel L-O-X® Lock Out Valve at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zikQefEayWg. Additionally, for more safety industry-specific information, please visit http://goo.gl/EDbJv1.
 

 

For more information on our company and products, feel free to visit our website, www.rosscontrols.com or give us a call at 1-800-GET-ROSS to discuss your application.

ROSS DM2® Control Reliable Double Valves




The ROSS Controls DM2® Control Reliable Double Valves act as a pneumatic safety relay and are 3rd party certified to Category 4 performance level E.  They meet SRP/CS (Safety Related Parts of the Control System requirements) for relevant ISO, ANSI, and CSA safety standards.
The DM2® valves feature a 3/2 Normally Closed safety pneumatic exhaust function, dual channel, and are internally self-monitored.  They include a status indicator to monitor its readiness status and requires a dedicated reset in the event that a fault occurs to unlock the valve  and return it to its normal ready-to-run status.
These valves feature excellent response time and flow rates, are available in port sizes ¼” – 1 ½” with NPT or BSP threads, and are available with explosion proof coils and status indicators for industries and environments where electrical ignition safety is a concern.
Please view our video featuring the DM2® Control Reliable Double Valves at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX8aJ56qjOQ. Additionally, for more safety industry-specific information, please visit http://goo.gl/EDbJv1.

For more information on our company and products, feel free to visit our website, www.rosscontrols.com or give us a call at 1-800-GET-ROSS to discuss your application.

Automatic Counter Balance Systems

Increase productivity, while reducing wear and energy consumption, by using a ROSS Controls Stamping Press Automatic Counterbalance System.
 
A counterbalance system in a press helps to compensate for the weight of the slide and upper die during a press cycle.  This helps reduce overall energy requirements and allows the main motor to be much smaller a smaller and less expensive motor to be used.  Counterbalance pressures are set based upon the slide weight plus the weight of the die you happen to be using.  Larger dies requires higher pressures and smaller dies require lower pressures, so depending upon the part you are making, the pressure in the counterbalance system should be adjusted properly to maximize efficiency and improve part quality. 
 
The basic system normally uses a cylinder(s), an accumulator tank, a check valve, a bleed down valve and a manually adjusted regulator, and it is adjusted manually.  Manual regulator adjustments are time consuming and not very accurate, so they are rarely done properly.  Ross Controls has developed an automatic counterbalance valve system that can make these adjustments for each job running on the press quickly and accurately.
 
The Ross counterbalance valve contains a complete pneumatic circuit for controlling counterbalance pressures either manually or automatically.  This valve circuit is built into one package – saving space, reducing leak points and makes making for easy installation.
 
Please view our video featuring Modular Stamping Press Air Distribution Systems Automatic Counterbalance Systems at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfWID7YXjwc. Additionally, for more industry-specific information, please visit http://goo.gl/ot0xVN.
 
For more information on this subject, feel free to visit our website, http://www.rosscontrols.com or give us a call at 1-800-GET-ROSS to discuss your application.