Valves are used to control vacuum and compressed air. So that you have both well under control, but at the same time remain economical and flexible in your process, we have designed a wide range of valves. The range includes valves of various types, technologies, and sizes – from solenoid valves and pneumatic valves for vacuums, to solenoid valves for compressed air, to basic valves such as flow control valves, touch valves, non-return valves, throttle valves and manual valves.
Often referred to as electromagnetic valves for vacuums, solenoid valves are available in direct- and pre-controlled models, with many different coil voltages, and are especially suitable for fast cycle times. If your focus is on the shortest switching times and your workpiece needs to be held on the vacuum generator even when power is interrupted, a pneumatic valve is the right choice for your process. Solenoid valves for compressed air are available in 3/2- and 5/2-way models. The most common application for 3/2-way solenoid valves is the compressed air control of vacuum generators, such as ejectors. They are also ideally suited for all vacuum gripper systems with integrated ejectors. With directly controlled 5/2-way solenoid valves, you are able to achieve very short transfer times.
If there are suction tasks in your automation process that tend to leak due to unoccupied suction openings, the use of flow control valves is the right choice. And the best part: our flow control valves are also available in a self-cleaning model for use in particularly dirty environments and in harsh conditions.
Quite different are our touch valves, which always comes through when you need particularly high performance when workpieces with different shapes must be picked up. Throttle valves limit the volume flow or the suction power without changing the vacuum level. You can thus reduce vacuum cup leakage. With FIPA manual valves, the vacuum or compressed air supply can be switched on or off manually. A hand is enough.
Non-return valves allow for volume flow in only one direction and maintain the vacuum in case of vacuum generation failure. Mounted between lubricated vacuum pumps and vacuum accumulators, FIPA non-return valves prevent the oil from returning to the vacuum system for very high flow rates in the event of a pressure loss.