ASCO Introduces Online Configuration Tool for 8290 Actuated Globe Valve Assembly

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, February 26, 2008 – ASCO, the world’s leading manufacturer of solenoid valves, today introduced an online tool for its 8290 series actuated globe valve assembly that dramatically reduces configuration time and ensures a highly reliable, flow control solution.  The online configurator, found at, enables users to quickly select an actuated globe valve, solenoid pilot valve, and position indicator in an assembly specifically suited to their applications. 

“The first of its kind in this market segment, the 8290 series online configurator permits customers to easily configure factory-approved and tested valve assemblies in minutes, not months,” said Robert W. Kemple Jr., Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, ASCO.  “No engineering is required.  Users can mix and match components to put together a high-quality assembly.  This innovative tool saves time, provides greater choice, and delivers a proven ASCO solution.” 

In addition to real-time configuration, the highly compact 8290 series globe valve has a faster response time and is more durable and reliable.  It handles aggressive media, such as hot water, steam, solvents, and slurries, and is ideal for power generation, water/wastewater, and industrial dispensing applications.  The two-way valve comes in .375-inch to 2.5-inch sizes and is available in bronze and stainless steel.

About ASCO

ASCO, a division of Emerson, has been the world’s leading manufacturer of solenoid valves for over 100 years.  The company markets its products through a network of direct sales offices, technically-oriented representatives, and distributors throughout the world.  For more information contact ASCO at 800-972-ASCO or 973-966-2000, by e-mail at or visit

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2007 were $22.6 billion. For more information, visit