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Choosing a Manual Valve for Your Application

Humphrey manual valves are compact, rugged and reliable 2, 3 and 4-way valves that provide excellent performance in industrial applications.

Line up features our rugged diaphragm poppet principle of high flow rates, reliable shifting and bubble tight sealing of 1/8 and 1/4 PIPE manual valves. 

For miniature, lighter duty applications, we recommend our 10-32 UNF and 1/8 PIPE TAC series of 2, 3 and 4-way push button, push-pull and toggle valves. Versatile push-button TAC valves can be applied with or without our foot/knee or fingertip operators. 

Humphrey manual operated valves include:

Our application and engineering staff will readily answer your questions, provide valve selection assistance, or discuss special modifications needed for specific applications. Call 800-477-8707 or fill out our technical services contact form for assistance.

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Push Operated Valve Features

  • Designed for high production manual workstations
  • Compact designs for proximity mounting to work
  • Fast cycling/quick exhaust
  • Standard or optional brass body suitable for inline, base, or panel mounting
  • Popular model 125PLG: 
    • Guarded button prevents accidental actuation and bridging in two-hand control
    • Rugged normally closed valves in 2- or 3-way configurations
    • Air-spring return design assures bubble-tight sealing
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Foot Operated Valve Features

  • Rugged, reliable diaphragm poppet internal construction
    • Bubble-tight sealing at rest and actuated 
    • Design prevents sticking in harsh environments
    • Available in 2 or 3-Way, Normally Closed or Open, or 4-Way Types
    • 12 Gauge Steel Guard and Base included  
  • Convenient 34F Foot Operator offered for Miniature TAC Push Button 2, 3 and 4 Way Valves
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foot operated valves


Detented Lever Operated Valve Features

  • Popular 125V, 250V and 501V Valves feature rugged, high flow poppet construction
    • Unbalanced, air spring return for bubble-tight sealing and reliable shifting
    • 3 Way construction, plug exhaust port for 2-way applications
    • Inline, base, or panel mounting
    • Heavy-duty lever has a positive detent in both positions
    • Lever rotates for convenient positioning
  • Dependable 250-4H model designed for excellent three-position, four-way function
  • TAC Miniature 10-32 UNF and 1/8 PIPE Toggle Valves available in 2, 3 and 4-Way
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Lever Operated Valve Features

  • Diaphragm poppet principle features bubble-tight seal at rest and actuated
    • Rugged 2- and 3-way valves available in normally open or closed function
    • Available in two high flow constructions, 1/8 and 1/4 PIPE  
    • Suitable for inline, base, or panel mounting
    • Large fingertip lever can rotate for positioning
  • Convenient 34T Lever Operator offered for Miniature TAC Push Button 2, 3 and 4-Way Valves
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