ASCO Introduces Two-Way Valves With Improved Performance and Online Configuration Tool

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, May 5, 2009 – ASCO, the world’s leading manufacturer of solenoid valves, today introduced its 8262/8263 Series two-way direct acting solenoid valves with increased AC and DC pressure ratings and real-time online configuration and ordering. The valves are ideal for applications in industrial and agricultural machinery, food products machinery, laundry and dishwashing appliances, and medical and analytical instruments.

“With modular product architecture, a Web-based configuration tool, online ordering, and the ASCO Express guaranteed SameDay shipping program, customers can rapidly configure and purchase an 8262/8263 Series valve specifically for their application and receive it the next day,” said Robert Kemple, executive vice president, sales and marketing, ASCO Numatics-Americas. “In addition, these valves are engineered with higher air and inert gas service pressure ratings for AC and DC operation that enable original equipment manufacturers to achieve higher performance from their products.”

The 8262/8263 Series valves come in normally-closed, brass and stainless steel constructions. They can be used to control the flow of air, water, and light oil and are available in 1/8-inch, ¼-inch, and 3/8-inch pipe sizes.

The online configuration tool allows a customer to quickly build a valve to meet a set of specific requirements. It then displays the list price, availability, 3D CAD drawings, and specifications for the configured product. The configurator generates an order code for the valve that permits an immediate online purchase, plus greatly simplifies the reordering process. Most of the 8262/8263 Series valves are available through the ASCO Express SameDay shipping program.

“ASCO has eliminated the complexity of configuring and buying solenoid valves, saving customers’ time and minimizing errors,” said Kemple. “Our expanded product line offers design engineers greater selection, more options, and a highly simplified buying experience.”

For more information, contact ASCO at 800-972-ASCO, by e-mail at or visit

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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 2008 were $24.8 billion. For more information, visit