NITRA compact modular valves offer unbeatable performance with the flexibility and modularity of multiple valves combined with sturdy mechanics and a high degree of protection. Each valve is enclosed in a reinforced technopolymer protective shell that acts as a shock-absorber and prevents the infiltration of dirt.
The smooth, rounded design makes the system ideal for applications requiring frequent washing.
All the pneumatic connections are on one side, with built-in push-to-connect fittings.
The systems offer a variety of flexibility from one to 16 valves, input and output terminals for tubing of different sizes.
Valves can be individually replaced.
The electrical signal is relayed from one valve to the next by gold-plated contacts so the electrical connections are entirely automatic.
Both EtherNet/IP or 25-pin D-Sub connector electrical connections are available
Inlet/exhaust end plates and intermediate modules provide flexibility to operate valve banks at vacuum or dual pressures.
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When selecting the components for our NITRA Compact Modular Valves, we need to first understand the required communications and air pressures. Let's start on the Left side of the system. There are several different left supply/exhaust end plates and determining communications to the valve configuration and system pressures will help determine which plate to choose. Let's discuss communications first: Will this be hard wired using the 25 pin D-sub or will this be connected and communicated with EtherNet/IP? If choosing Ethernet/IP, there are much less wires to deal with. The system must have an Ethernet control device like a PLC to control the valves. We have several How To videos on connecting these Ethernet/IP modules to our AutomationDirect PLCs. The Ethernet IP modules can be daisy chained by using one of our cables like this model. Automation direct offers M12 ethernet cables in several lengths with straight and ninety-degree connectors. The number of ethernet modules daisy chained are limited by the number of IP addresses in a subnet. Don't forget to grab one of the communication ethernet cables and power cables for the ethernet modules. This cable connects from the control device to the first module on the communication drop. Selecting the D-Sub connector style requires the connection of wires to the plate for each valve. While the plate is less money, the connection can be more labor intensive After we have selected our communications on the left hand modular plate, lets discuss system pressures. For example, if we selected the EtherNet/IP communications, there are still two end plates to choose from: one push-to-connect, or two push-to-connect fittings. What is the difference? If we want all valves to operate with a pressure between 45 and 100 psi, we should select the CMV-E1X- 4X, with one push to connect fitting. If we need to operate valves either at vacuum to 45 psi or 100 -145 psi, then we should use the CMV- E2X-4X with two inlet ports. This module will allow two valve inlet pressures: vacuum to 145 psi at ports 1 and 11 but also require a 45-100 psi pilot supply connected to port X. If the system requires high air flow, there are several options to supply more inlet and exhaust connections to the modular valve assembly. We can simply add a CMV-C3X-5X right end plate. Air supply or vacuum to 145 psi must be connected to both ports 1 and 11. There is also an exhaust port on this end plate. We can add an intermediate module. The CMV-D1X-3X adds an inlet at port 4 that will connect to the inlets of all valves in the assembly. Port 2 is an extra exhaust port that connects to all valves. This module can be added anywhere in the middle of the system. The CMV-D2X-3X is a way to change the supply pressure to only the valves to the right of this module. It blocks the main inlet pressure coming from the left side and allows a new supply to feed any valves installed to its right. Be sure to connect both ports 2 and 4 to supply. The last intermediate module, the CMV-D3X-3X is simply an additional exhaust port for valves installed to its right. These give the system an additional exhaust when the exhaust air needs to be released more quickly. To build out the rest of the CMV system, we simply select the solenoids needed. When adding valves to the assembly, it is important to count SOLENOIDS when figuring system capacity. Each modular assembly can support up to 16 solenoids. Many of the individual valve units have two solenoids. All of the CMV model 3-way valves are doubled-up in a valve unit to save space. This means that each 3- way valve unit has two independent valves, but it also means that each 3-way unit has two solenoids. These double 3-way units are available with two normally closed, two normally opened, or one normally closed and one normally opened valves. With so many options in our CMV series, you will save time, space and money. Optional accessories include DIN rail mounting brackets and replacement screws and gaskets. Don't forget, we sell pneumatic fittings, tubing, air cylinders pressure sensors and more! If you have any questions about using AutomationDirect's NITRA pneumatics, please contact AutomationDirect's free award-winning support team during regular business hours. They will be happy to help. Click on this short video to learn more about AutomationDirect's support options and click here to learn more or see more videos on the NITRA products. And be sure to click here to subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified of new Videos. And don't forget to hit the like button below!