Install and forget – this is the best way to describe the new standard cartridge valve from Bürkert. The fluidics engineers from Ingelfingen have developed a 3/2-way valve with guaranteed reliability and a long life cycle, due to the use of high-quality materials. The compact size of the cartridge valves makes them ideal for use within block solutions, in which case the valves do not have to be mounted completely on the blocks; instead, they can easily be integrated via “plug and play”. 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 also suitable for use in medical instruments. Due to numerous certifications and compliance with conformities, they can be used in dental technology applications or in oxygen control units such as in mechanical ventilation.
The standard cartridge valve scores points due to the high flow rate and pressure rate, as well as the good seat seal and diversity of versions. The long life cycle and reliability of the valve are confirmed by more than 100 million switching cycles. The switching times for opening and closing of the valve are around 10 ms at a pressure of 1 bar and a temperature of 20 °C. The highly reliable valve is available in orifice size from 0.5 to 1.2 mm and with operating voltage of 12 and 24 V DC. The standard version covers the pressure range from -0.8 to 10 bar with a power consumption of less than 0.7 W. The valve body is made of PEEK and the seal of FKM.