What are Pilot Valves?

What are Pilot Valves?

Pilot valves are small, 3-way, subbase mount, direct-acting solenoid valves. They have low power consumption and can be operated by smaller power supplies, controllers, and even batteries. They have a pressure rating and flow capacity sufficient to shift, or “pilot” larger process or work valves, such as those controlling large bore cylinders, fluids, gases. They are an excellent, cost effective, pneumatic “interface” between PLC controllers and fluid power and fluid handling work valves.

They can also be used in low flow pneumatic applications, such small bore single acting cylinders.

Their mounting configuration makes each valve suitable for both multiple valve manifolds, single valve subbase, or custom configurations.