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Founded in 1921, Ross Controls develops and produces high quality pneumatic valves & systems. It has over sixty years of experience designing & producing monitored redundant valves for safety applications. The DM2 is the latest control-reliable valve series for category 4 applications. The SV series has integrated double pole double throw switch to verify valve function for category 2 and 3 applications. For pneumatic energy isolation, the L-O-X® series provides a full line of manual lockout products. Ross safety-related products meet or exceed the global safety requirements for machine safeguarding and energy isolation and are supported by Ross' experienced global safety team. For robotic innovation, Ross developed one of the most advanced proportional pressure regulation units for faster, more precise robotic coating and dispensing applications, while reducing paint consumption, overspray and VOCs.

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New Size 0 CROSSMIRROR® 5/2 Double Valve

POSTED 05/18/2014

Size 0 CROSSMIRROR® 5/2 Double ValveBuilding upon the convenience and flexibility of the existing Series 77 CROSSMIRROR® 5/2 double valve family, ROSS is pleased to announce the addition of a size 0 model. A perfect solution for shearing, forming, cutting, clamping, pinch-point, two-hand control (ISO 18351 Type 3 C) and cylinder return-to-home position applications, the new CROSSMIRROR® size 0 valve delivers enhanced safety and dependable performance.

The CROSSMIRROR® size 0 valve’s dual precision stainless steel spool and sleeve construction ensures no contact wear, fast response and long service life. Its ability to perform reliably in caustic conditions provides additional value and helps avoid costly downtime.

The valve has a self-contained monitoring system, requires no additional monitoring and is designed for CAT-4 Performance Level e applications (certification pending). Upon detecting a fault due to discordant spool valve action, the valve locks out and remains so until an overt reset signal (electrical solenoid or remote pneumatic) is applied.  This prevents unintentional reset and further bolsters safety. The optional pressure switch provides valuable feedback to the operator regarding whether or not the valve is in “ready-to-run” condition.

The CROSSMIRROR® size 0 valve is base-mounted and can be manifolded together with multiple valves should the application require it. This option saves time and money otherwise spent for additional piping labor and materials. Available in 1/4 and 3/8 port size, the valve can also be used as a 3/2 normally-closed or normally–open valve by plugging the unused outlet port.

For more information on ROSS’ CROSSMIRROR® size 0 double valve, contact your local ROSS distributor, ROSS’ customer service department or visit ROSS’ web site for literature.

Established and headquartered in Michigan since 1921, ROSS CONTROLS is an international designer and ISO-certified manufacturer of pneumatic valves and controls systems.  An innovative and driving force in the pneumatic safety industry for over 50 years, ROSS focuses on tailored technology to provide customers with a distinct value advantage. ROSS has subsidiaries in Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, India, Brazil, France, and China plus 145 worldwide stocking distributors.