ASCO Introduces 362 and 562 Series Stainless Steel Spool Valves for Valve Automation in Oil and Gas Markets


Florham Park, New Jersey, U.S.A., June 16, 2015 - ASCO Numatics has introduced the 362 and 562 Series of stainless steel spool valves for control valve automation in the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas markets.

"The 362 and 562 Series valves incorporate ASCO´s proven solenoid technology for unequaled reliability in mission-critical oil and gas applications," said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO Numatics. "Unlike some competitors, we design and manufacture our own solenoids to ensure the highest quality and longest product life.

The 362 and 562 Series valves offer low-power solenoid versions that consume only 1.4 watts, making them the most energy-efficient valves in their class. A 0.55 watt solenoid option is coming soon that will be ideal for remote applications requiring alternate energy sources.

The ASCO 562 Series is a four-way spool valve designed for double-acting process valves. The 362 Series is a three-way valve made for single-acting process valve applications. Both valve lines are available in 1/4-inch, 316L stainless steel construction for corrosion resistance in harsh environments.

"Our new valves have extensive manual and low-temperature versions," said Kemple. "In addition, ASCO´s solenoid options include a low-power solenoid with UL, CSA, ATEX, and IECEX hazardous location approvals that will support global designs. This flexibility makes the 362 and 562 Series spool valves ideal for a wide variety of upstream and mid-stream oil and gas, plus downstream hydrocarbon and petrochemical processing applications," he said.

Popular constructions will be available for Same-Day shipping with no expediting fees via ASCO Express. The valves can be ordered through ASCO distributors and sales representatives. For more information, contact ASCO at 800-972-ASCO (2726), by e-mail at info-valve@ascovalve.com, or visit www.asco.com/spoolvalves.

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, an Emerson company, offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, including fluid control and fluid power products, for a wide range of industry-focused applications. The ASCO Numatics product line in North America consists of more than 50,000 valves, an extensive selection of air preparation equipment, and a full line of actuation products. ASCO products include solenoid pilot valves, angle body piston valves, linear indicators, redundant control systems, and pressure sensors. The Numatics line covers valve manifolds, cylinders, grippers, filters, regulators, and lubricators. For more information about ASCO Numatics products, visit www.asco.com.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2014 were $24.5 billion. For more information, visit Emerson.com.

About Emerson Industrial Automation

Emerson Industrial Automation (www.EmersonIndustrial.com), a business of Emerson, provides automation and power generation technologies and services to a wide range of industries. With its global capabilities and deep industry expertise, Emerson Industrial Automation is a trusted partner for products and solutions that increase machine performance, efficiency, reliability, and availability. Its industry-leading brands include Appleton®, ASCO®, Branson®, Control Techniques, Leroy-Somer®, Numatics®, O-Z/Gedney, and SolaHD.