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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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ROSS CONTROLS® Announces New Control-Reliable Soft Start Double Valve

POSTED 03/11/2014

OY, MI) – ROSS CONTROLS proudly announces the latest addition to its family of industry-leading pneumatic controls, the M DM2® Series C double valve with an integrated soft start function. This modular valve unites the proven ROSS DM2® function with an innovative on-board soft start capability that allows gradual introduction of air to the system when the valve is energized.  The valve can be adjusted to provide slower or Control-Reliable Soft Start Double Valve from Ross Controlsfaster buildup of system pressure, depending on the ideal setting for your application. This advanced design helps ensure safer start ups, reduces risk of machine damage and enhances uptime.

The valve includes ROSS’ proven 3/2 normally closed DM2® design which provides dynamic monitoring and memory for CAT-4 systems such as air dump/release applications. Memory, monitoring and air control functions are integrated into two identical valve elements for convenience and enhanced safety.  The M DM2® valve locks out upon detection of asynchronous valve element movement and requires overt solenoid action for reset. The valve rapidly exhausts downstream air pressure when de-energized, removing stored energy for safe access.

The M DM2® Series C valve with soft start is enhanced with a modular mounting design, allowing flexible air entry system assembly. This also streamlines inventory and procurement procedures because only one part number is needed, saving time and resources. The valve is also cost effective because its dirt-tolerant and wear-compensating poppet construction ensures long service life in harsh environments.

The M DM2® Series C double valve with soft start offers the following additional features (standard except where noted):
  • PTFE back-up piston rings enhance durability and operate with or without inline lubrication.
  • LED indicator that displays main solenoid operation, reset solenoid operation and status indicator condition.
  • Status indicator with pressure switch containing both normally-open and normally-closed contacts for status feedback to the control system regarding lockout or ready-to-run conditions.
  • High flow, clog-resistant silencer for reliable noise abatement.
  • Optional transducer for monitoring downstream system pressure.

For more information on ROSS’ M DM2® double valve with soft start capability, 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. 
For more information contact:
Dan Henman