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How to Use a TV-4D as a 3-Position Selector Valve

This simple pneumatic logic circuit is a nice solution for applications requiring 3 outputs with one toggle valve. There are many multiposition selector valves on the market, but this solution from Clippard is very cost competitive and robust with an exceptionally low leak rate.   The center po...

Don't Let a Leaky Valve Derail Your Project

Does your application require leak-free valves? Of course it does. But that's not always as easy as it sounds if you're working with applications where system integrity is vital. Some recent product and technique developments allow you to better achieve leak-free operation, which is the topi...

Modular Circuit Assembly Tips

Versatility is the key when it comes to        Clippard’s Minimatic® Modular Valves .   Available in an unlimited variety of directional, flow, pressure and special control valves - each in a valve body designed to mount and link together with a...

Air Pilot Actuator Selection

    MPA series air pilot actuators attach to the top of our miniature 2-way, 3-way, and 4-way valves and electric switches via a 15/32-32 mounting thread to provide pressure pilot actuation from a pneumatic signal.     Minimum Pilot Pressure Required to Shift Valve Clippard Valve...

Clippard Cartridge Valve Bore Details

Clippard miniature cartridge valves offer the user flexibility in the application of 2-way and 3-way Normally-Open or Normally-Closed valves. Two sizes are provided to fit either a 0.375” diameter bore or 0.625” diameter bore. They are used in Clippard heavy-duty limit switches and are s...

Quick Exhaust Valve Cylinder Application

In a typical application the exhaust valve is installed in the inlet of a spring return or double acting pneumatic cylinder. Supply air from a control valve is directed into the inlet port of the exhaust valve. The Buna-N poppet seals the exhaust port and allows air to flow from the outlet port of t...