Parker Introduces New Viking Lite Valve Series and Expands Viking Xtreme Valve Series

  Parker Introduces New Viking Lite Valve Series and Expands Viking Xtreme
  Valve Series

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RICHLAND, Mich. -- July 1, 2013

Parker Hannifin Corporation (, the global leader in
motion and control technologies, has introduced a new low-cost inline solenoid
valve, the Viking Lite Valve Series. The valves feature Parker’s Wear
Compensating System (WCS), which comprises a spool seal that under pressure
expands radially, thus maintaining sealing contact with the valve bore. The
benefit of WSC is it compensates for wear during usage, extending cycle life
and reliability. The system requires no lubrication and provides lower pilot
pressures for fast response and less wear. The Viking Lite Valve Series is
designed to operate with standard pressures of up to 145 PSIG and standard
temperatures ranges of 14 degrees F to 122 degrees F (-10 degrees ^ C to 50 ^
degrees ^ C), making them suitable for applications including general
industrial and food processing. The Viking Lite Valve Series come in 3-way and
4-way 2-position single and double solenoid and 4-way 3-position double
solenoid functions, 1/8, 1/4 or 3/8 port sizes with a standard 22-pin 3-Pin
DIN solenoid connector. The valves can mount individually or collectively on
an IEM bar manifold.

In addition, Parker has expanded the line of Viking Xtreme Valve Series
(solenoid and remote pilot valves) with a 3-way, 2-position valve to provide a
wider range of applications from general industrial to rugged environments.
The Viking Xtreme Valve Series solenoid and remote pilot valves come in two
different versions — the Normal Version and the Xtreme Version.

The Normal Version is unique because, while the valve operates in standard
temperature and pressure ranges, it is available with hazardous duty,
intrinsically safe or ATEX-approved solenoids. The Normal Version targets
applications ranging from general industrial to mobile where a robust valve is
needed that can withstand harsh environments at standard temperatures and

The Xtreme Version was specifically designed for harsh applications in
transportation, lumber, oil and gas industries and mining. As such, it
features stainless steel armatures and a remote air-piloted valve. The Xtreme
Version works in temperatures ranging -40 ^ degrees F to 140 degrees ^ F (-40
degrees ^ C to 70 degrees ^ C) and pressures ranging from vacuum to 232 PSIG
and have passed 5 g shock in vibration tests and 500 hour salt spray tests.

Besides the 3-way, 2-position valve, options for both the Normal and the
Xtreme Versions include 4-way, 2-position and 4-way, 3-position valves.
Solenoid connectivity options include 22-pin, DIN; grommet; 30 mm square and
1/2 inch conduit.

Parker has also added to its Viking Xtreme Manual Valve Series with a 3-way, 3
position valve and added 3/8 and 1/2 port sizes. With a temperature range of
-40 ^ o F to 140 degrees ^ F (-40 degrees ^ C to 70 degrees ^ C) and a maximum
pressure rating of 232 PSIG, the mechanical, lever-operated Viking Xtreme
Manual Valve Series is suitable for mobile applications in harsh environments
such as mining, rail, pulp and paper and agri-food. Other additions to the
line include large handles with rugged stainless steel shafts which are easy
to grip with gloved hands, size B twist knobs for panel mount applications.
The valves have passed 5 g shock in vibration tests and 500 hour salt spray

Standard to the solenoid and the manual versions of the Xtreme Series are an
over-molded spool ground to exact size for large flow capacity, stainless
steel screws to resist aggressive environments and sintered bronze pilot
chamber breathers for protection against the ingress of dirt. All valves in
the Viking Lite Valve Series and the Viking Xtreme Valve Series are IP 65 and
CE rated and RoHS compliant.

More information can be found at or by contacting
Applications Engineering at:

Parker Hannifin Corporation
Pneumatic Division
8676 E. M89
P.O. Box 901
Richland, MI 49083 USA
Tel: 269 629 5000
Fax: 269 629 5385

About Parker Hannifin Corporation

Founded in 1918, Parker Hannifin Corporation is a $13 billion, global company.

With annual sales exceeding $13 billion in fiscal year 2012, Parker Hannifin
is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control
technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide
variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs
approximately 60,000 people in 48 countries around the world. Parker’s
engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions
the company to solve some of the world’s greatest engineering challenges. By
partnering with customers, Parker improves their productivity and
profitability and seeks new ways to solve humanity's biggest challenges.

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Parker Hannifin Corporation
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