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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 Unveils its New Stainless Steel L-O-X® Valve

POSTED 11/02/2010

g hspace="10" height="300" align="right" width="143" vspace="10" src="/userAssets/riaUploads/Ross_SSLOX.jpg" alt="Ross Controls Unveils its New Stainless Steel L-O-X® Valve" />(TROY, MI) – ROSS CONTROLS is pleased to announce the introduction of its new Stainless Steel L-O-X® energy isolation valve.  For applications where corrosion or contaminants are a concern, the Stainless Steel L-O-X® offers an easy and reliable solution.

The valve keeps the proven L-O-X® performance and easy-to-identify shape, while providing a new corrosion-resistant stainless steel construction.  As with the all L-O-X® products, the stainless steel valve is lockable only in the OFF position (with a tamperproof locking mechanism) and has a large exhaust port for rapid pressure relief.  The Stainless Steel L-O-X® is available in port sizes ¼” to 2” and is easy to operate—it provides direct manual operation by a simple push/pull of the handle.

With its stainless steel construction and self-draining capability, this rugged valve is an excellent solution for washdown applications.  Furthermore, its standard VITON seals provide reliable protection against contaminant ingression.  The Stainless Steel L-O-X® is an asset in many applications including:

•    Food and Beverage
•    Pharmaceutical
•    Pulp and Paper
•    Chemical Processing
•    Oil and Gas
•    Off-Shore Industries

The Stainless Steel L-O-X® valve comes standard with a pressure sensing port which allows the optional installation of a pop-up indicator or pressure switch. These options are designed to provide a visual indication that pressure to the next downstream obstruction has been released.  This convenient feature assists in allowing the authorized employee to meet the verification requirement found in OSHA, ANSI, and CSA standards.  ROSS offers both an indicator and a switch as accessories for the valve.

As an industry leader in pneumatic safety products since 1921, ROSS CONTROLS always strives to stay abreast of current safety requirements.  The new Stainless Steel L-O-X® is no exception, and it meets or exceeds the following standards:

•    OSHA 29 CFR 1910.47
•    CSA Z142.10
•    CSA Z460-05
•    ISO 13849-1
•    ISO 14118: 2000
•    EN 1037
•    ANSI Z244.1- 2003 (R2008)
•    ANSI/PMMI B155.1 -2006
•    ANSI B11-2008

For more information or for a free brochure about the Stainless Steel L-O-X® valves, contact:

ROSS CONTROLS Customer Service
800-438-7677 (in the U.S.) or 706-356-3708 (outside the U.S.)

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.