RS18: Pump Modules
Rail System Vacuum Pumps include all the features of EDCO USA vacuum grippers with a positive or limited purge. In addition, rail system vacuum pumps include a pilot-operated cartridge valve for vacuum on / off control. The modules mount to the side of a lightweight 1-1/2 in x 3 in rail profile. Air supply plumbing is completely eliminated by utilizing the rail as a manifold to distribute compressed air to each module.
- Simply System Zoning
- PP: Positive Pressure Purge
- LP: Limited Pressure Purge
- Cleaning Operation
- Rugged Shear Key Mount
Simple System ZoningOne of the most important features of our rail system vacuum pumps is the ease and ability of zoning. Zoning groups several modules to a pair of three-way solenoid pilot valves. One solenoid pilot valve controls the vacuum on and the second controls the positive pressure purge for each zone. Zones can include one to several modules and a system can have one to several zones. Systems should be configured with the smallest number of zones that provide the degree of control required for the application. If the requirements of the application change over time, the rail system assembly can easily be reconfigured by adjusting the number of modules per zone and or the number of zones per system.
Zones with the smallest number of rail system vacuum pumps provide the most system control. However, they also require the largest number of solenoid pilot valves. Systems with all modules controlled as a single zone are the simplest and require only two solenoid pilot valves. These systems are limited to basically on / off operation for all the modules. For picking and placing various sizes of cases onto a single mixed pallet load, use zones with a few modules. For picking and placing identical cases onto a single pallet load, use a single zone.