ASCO Miniature Valve products include
a complete line of general service, isolation,
pinch, proportional valves, and manifold
assemblies for your fluid control requirements. ASCO miniature valves are utilized
for the precise and reliable control of liquids
and gases in medical equipment, analytical
instrumentation, and industrial applications.
ASCO Miniature Valve Products are assembled and 100% factory tested in an ISO
Class 8 equivalent cleanroom.
General Service Valves
ASCO General Service Valves control the
flow of neutral gases. They are known for
their long life and fast response time. ASCO
General Services Valves are available in
multiple mounting configurations.
ASCO Isolation Valves control the flow of
neutral and aggressive fluids. They key design characteristic of an isolation valve is to
isolate the fluid from the solenoid, which is
crucial for applications requiring high fluid
purity and low dead volume.
ASCO Pinch Valves provide the ability
to control the flow of a fluid through an
uninterrupted flow path. The fluid stays in
its original supply tube and is controlled
by the opening and closing “pinch” of the
valve. Because the fluid never leaves the
supply tube there is zero dead volume and
no cross-contamination risk.
ASCO Proportional Valves control the flow
of neutral fluids. By varying the input current you can precisely adjust the valve’s flow
rate. This eliminates the need for a variable
flow system to contain multiple valves with
different flow rates.
Miniature Valve Accessories
ASCO offers a variety of accessories including fittings, tubing, and electrical connectors
tailored specifically for our miniature valve
The Insider’s Guide To Applying
Miniature Solenoid Valves
Equipment designers frequently must
incorporate miniature solenoid valves into
their pneumatic designs. These valves are
important components of medical devices
and instrumentation as well as environmen-
tal, analytical, and similar product appli-
cations. However, all too often, designers
find themselves frustrated. They face
compromise after compromise. Pressure for
increasingly miniaturized devices compli-
cates every step of the design and valve
selection process. And missteps can wreak
havoc. How do designers balance the needs
for reliability, extended service life, and
standards compliance against often-contra-
dictory performance requirements such as
light weight, high flow, and optimum power
use? This report consolidates the expert
views of designers and manufacturers with
wide experience applying miniature solenoid
valves for myriad uses across multiple in-
dustries. It presents a true insider’s guide to
which requirements are critical for common
applications. It also highlights new valve
technologies that may lessen or eliminate
those troubling compromises. Selecting
miniature solenoid valves for the design of a
given device usually involves finely balanc-
ing tradeoffs among competing pressures
for reliability, service life, light weight,
higher flow, optimized power use, standards
compliance, and more. Fortunately, newer
technologies have reduced the compromis-
es — while increasing the performance.
New miniature solenoid valve technologies
represent the fusion of several innovative ap-
proaches to meet the widest possible range
of demands from knowledgeable designers
across multiple industries.
Go here to read the whitepaper in full.
ASCO can custom-engineer just the miniature valve you want.