World premiere of the new product from Aventics at the Hannover Fair 2016;

With the launch of the new ES05 Essential Valve System series, Aventics now offers a clever, economic and user-friendly solution for applications with standard requirements in industrial automation. Designed specifically to reduce the number of components,  assembly is completed with one single tool, making life easier for distributors, machine manufacturers and system integrators with the added benefit of reducing the risk of faults.

Providing tailored, cost-effective solutions for customers’ standard requirements is the approach pursued by Aventics with the newly developed Essential Valve System series. Paul Cleaver, chief executive officer at Aventics, explains what led to this development: “Our customers asked for a simple, components reduced, flexible, and efficient standard valve – tailored to their application.” The new series therefore focuses on ease of handling for distributors, machine manufacturers and system integrators. They configure their customized solution online from a set number of readily available components. “Assembling a valve system has never been faster or easier,” explains Paul Cleaver.

Aventics opted for a modular system for the ES05. Orders are supplied as complete assembly kits. All components are unique which makes incorrect installation virtually impossible and only one tool is required for the job. All fittings are of the same type and tightened with the same torque, which further simplifies assembly and prevents errors. The portfolio also includes the Essential Test Box. With this test box the correct function and leak-tightness of the valves can be tested, before installing the valve systems. This is particularly useful for volume users and Aventics distributors.

The valves come in a robust housing made of high-performance polymers and are especially stable and compact. Users connect the end and base plates and can extend the system in pairs up to twelve single or double solenoid valves. The valves are controlled via single wiring with a type CI plug according to ISO 15217, a D-Sub connection with 25 pins, with AES valve electronics from Aventics, or an integrated IO-Link interface. AES supports all common fieldbus and Ethernet protocols. If necessary, the pilot coils can also be turned at a later stage to realize mixed connection configurations. With a switching time of under 35 milliseconds for all valve functions, highly dynamic action is guaranteed for short cycles. With single wiring, the ES05 complies with protection class IP65, so the valve system can also be installed in decentral locations, even in environments exposed to splash water. All other connection types comply with protection class IP50.