Solenoid Valve News, Tips, FAQs
ORIFICE SIZE CONVERSIONS
CFA customers may be unfamiliar with the international orifice sizes that we use on direct acting valves. Here are the rough equivalents for inch vs. millimeter orifices:
1/32" = .8mm
3/64" = 1.2mm
1/16" = 1.6mm
5/64" = 2.0mm
3/32" = 2.4mm
1/8" = 3.0mm
5/23" = 4.0 mm
Of course, you should always test in any application to be sure that the valve isn't providing too much or too little flow. Many of our designs are available with a flow control option if you need to manually adjust the flow.
Contact the Region Office to learn more about direct acting valves from CFA and GC Valves.
AFFORDABLE CUSTOM SOLUTIONS
Can’t find what you want in a catalog? We’ll combine
off-the-shelf parts with innovative designs to meet your needs. Unique products for your pressure, temperature, flow. Materials for special line fluids and corrosion resistance. Combo-assemblies, manifolds, custom flow patterns and much more. Contact the region office.
CFA RE-TOOLED BODIES.
OUR BEST VALUE. EVER.
We re-tooled our body designs and are passing the savings on to you. 1/4" brass and 1/4" stainless steel bodies with Viton seals are more affordable than ever. CFA's energy efficient C9 operator utilizes the DIN 43650 Form B coil and all the connector options that come with this International standard. And, of course, they carry UL and CE stamps. OEM high volume pricing is especially attractive. Call today.
COMPACT SOLENOID VALVES FOR FOOD SERVICE AND RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT
Check us out at www.cfa-inc.com. You’ll find 1/8" and 1/4" low power valves for air and inert gases, water, hot water, steam, soap and chemicals. Along with sister company GC Valves, we design and manufacture valves for commercial fryers, convection steamers, coffee machines, and frozen beverage / ice cream dispensing. We also supply solenoid valves for drinking water systems, dishwashers, fire suppression systems, hot water tempering systems and pneumatic condensate drains.
LATCHING SOLENOID VALVES
DC magnetic latching design allows valve to be opened or closed with a short pulse of direct current from battery or other source. C4 & C9 operators offer minimal power consumption; also, this design virtually eliminates external heat generated by the coil.
ENERGY EFFICIENT SOLENOID VALVE MANIFOLDS
CFA designs and manufactures standard and custom manifolds that incorporate miniature solenoid valve operators. They are typically used to dispense a gas or liquid to several outlets – or to choose from several line fluids and supply them to a single user. 2- and 3-way versions are available from M5 to ¼” NPT in stainless steel, aluminum, brass and man-made materials. Washing applications, sampling instrumentation, “feed and drain” operations, and many others use these products.
"IBI" SOLENOID VALVE MANIFOLD ALLOW ON/OFF & METERING OF EACH OUTLET
Interrupt Before Inlet Solenoid Valve Manifolds now include metering / manual override before the solenoid valve. Our robust C4 operator is integrated into solenoid valve manifolds that utilize the unique "IBI" metering and manual override which interrupts flow before the solenoid valve operator. This allows each outlet to be metered/shutoff individually.
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