Never Standing Still

Author:  Jack Champaigne, Electronics, Inc.
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 37, Issue 3, Summer 2023
Doc ID:  2023021
Year of Publication:  2023
The New LM Series MagnaValve MagnaValves for wheelblast machines were developed in 1990 using cast aluminum for durability. We have seen valves still in good working condition after 10-15 years of service, but we wanted to offer a MagnaValve with a new design. We took advantage of injected plastic moldings that are durable and easier to fabricate. We designed the internal opening with a wider center section instead of at the ends of the valve. This helps protect the ends of the valve from abrasion and erosion. We eliminated several post casting machining steps which allowed us to include aspiration air cooling of the internal valve components (patent pending). The new LM MagnaValve series has a fixed size bolt-hole pattern. This also makes it easy for installers to exchange a valve if more or less maximum media flow rates are needed. Its polycarbonate casing makes life easier for the installers in other ways—the valve is lighter and easier to install if the valve is installed at a great height. This valve’s new replaceable w ear plate is easy to replace, too.

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