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Burkert’s new Type 8640 manifold system is designed for large process actuation systems requiring up to 192 valves. The 8640 provides decentralised system expansion via a single fieldbus cable, 32 I/O per module and the facility for different size valves - 10mm, 18mm and 32mm- on the same manifold, to cater for the widest range of actuation tasks.

The 8640 pneumatic systems are based on a modular design for both the electrical and pneumatic interfaces. This design requires no individual valve wiring, and is supplied pre-tested and easy to connect to lower installation costs.

It allows OEMs and users to create process actuation control systems with a variety of electrical connections, from an individual cable plug and multi-pin connector to the most widely used fieldbus interfaces, including. DeviceNet PROFIBUS DP CAN Bus InterBus S and ASI Bus.

The configuration of the 8640 system enables up to 8 manifold units, each with 24 valves – 3 or 4 way – and 32 I/O, to be connected in a decentralised configuration. Importantly, the manifolds can accommodate valves of different sizes 10mm, 18mm and 20mm – (including poppet types), providing flow rates from 130 l/min to1300 l/min, to cater for all size and flow performance demands.

All valves have the Burkert diaphragm-seat design and are controlled by a unique Burkert rocker-design pilot valve. This technology offers extremely high life cycles and the valve performance is not lubrication- dependent, delivering long service life even with non-lubricated dry air. Both the valves and the manifold modules are made of high quality thermoplastic. The integrated snap together design makes it very easy to customise valve manifold systems.

The Bürkert 8640 system is ideally suited to systems and processes in water treatment, dairies, food and beverage manufacture, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, cosmetics, chemicals, textile dyeing and drying equipment, transportation and automotive, semiconductor manufacturing, pulp and paper processing.

The control facilities of the 8640 manifold system can be extended by complementary products from Burkert, including the Type 2712 Globe Control Valve with Type 8630 TopControl System and Profibus DP protocol, plus Type 2000 Angle Seat and Type 2012 Globe ON/OFF valves fitted with Type 1060 and 1062 position feedback switch boxes.

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For further information contact: Graham Oliver, Burkert Fluid Control Systems Brimscombe Port Business Park Brimscombe STROUD GL5 2QQ United Kingdom Tel:  +44 (0)1453 731353 Fax:  +44 (0)1453 731343    E-mail:graham.oliver@burkert.com



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