KZValve Adds Deutsch Lid and Outlet Options to ZIPValve

January 7, 2018

January, 2018 – KZValve has added a Deutsch lid option to the current M12 ZIPValve in 2018. Users can now power their ZIPValve on and off using either a Deutsch or M12 electrical connection. Both connection options are molded directly into the lid of the valve and come with new LED on and off indicators. 1⁄4″ push-to-connect and 1⁄4″ Male NPT end caps are also new in addition to the 3⁄8″ push-to-connect end caps.

The lightweight ZIPValve allows manufacturers to manage flow closer to the nozzle or application area. The durable, stainless steel ball handles dirty water and gritty liquid chemical applications without clogging with its 1⁄4″ through-ball opening. The new options make the ZIPValve more versatile to fit more applications.

“Male NPT and push-to-connect end cap options, and the addition of the Deutsch electrical connector complement our current ZIPValve lineup,” said Bob Stoupa, Vice President of Business Development. “We are eager to see our customers integrate the ZIPValve into more applications and systems in 2018.

The 12VDC ZIPValve measures 2.53″w x 2.77″h and weighs in at 4.0 ounces. The motorized ZIPValve operates a 1⁄4″ standard port stainless steel ball with an open to close time of .18 seconds. Individual row control is not a problem with its 3.5 GPM flow. The body is nylon with 3⁄8″ or 1⁄4″ push-to-connect outlets, which will handle pressures up to 150 PSI. A 1⁄4″ MNPT outlet option is also available which will handle applications exceeding 150 PSI. The 12VDC ZIPValve uses an M12 or Deutsch connection which can be operated via a 3-wire on/off control. The M12 can also be operated with a 4-wire BUS system for individual addressing.

The waterproof ZIPValve allows single row control and will hold up to the demands of liquid chemical applications without sticking or leaking. All KZValve products are rigorously tested. The ZIPValve has been tested to over 1 million cycles.

KZValve is a family owned business with manufacturing facilities located in Ashland/Greenwood, NE area and has been in business since 1976. KZValve produces rugged waterproof-motorized-electric valves and controllers for a variety of industries in North America and around the world.


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