ASCO Introduces Condensate Drain Valve Assemblies

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA, February 27, 2007 – ASCO, the world’s leading manufacturer of solenoid valves, today introduced a comprehensive line of condensate drain valve assemblies. The assemblies are designed specifically for use in compressed air systems where drainage of moisture is critical.

“Clean, dry, reliable compressed air is essential in today’s high-throughput manufacturing environments,” said Nicholas Buccheri, vice president, marketing, ASCO. “ASCO’s new condensate drain valve assemblies represent a significant improvement over ball valves. Our proven technology provides cycle after cycle of dependable performance, drives down maintenance costs, and ensures minimal system downtime.”

ASCO is offering two types of condensate drain valve assemblies to meet the requirements of virtually any compressor system application. Air-operated models incorporate a straight-through design with fewer components. This provides superior sealing and non-clog operation for lower cost and minimal maintenance. Solenoid-operated versions offer exceptional value, compact size, and longer life in high-temperature, high-humidity applications.

“Built with ASCO’s robust, high-quality electronics and renowned reliability, these condensate drain valve assemblies are ideal for compressed air systems used in manufacturing plants, automotive service stations and body shops, and transportation service center applications,” said Buccheri. “Smaller sizes can be installed in mobile compressed air systems where portability is essential.”

Condensate drain valves are used to remove water that develops in compressed air systems from changes in air temperature during the compression cycle. The condensate accumulates in pneumatic system receiver tanks, dryers, separators, and pre-filters. Failure to properly drain the condensate will result in air leakage, improper system operation, and additional maintenance.

Most valve assemblies with standard timer range, elastomer, and voltage are available for quick shipping as part of ASCO’s 5Day program.

In addition, customers can easily design ASCO’s condensate drain valve assemblies to meet their specific application with the company’s new electronic product configurator. Working online, a user can build a catalog number of a condensate drain valve unit. A CDV catalog can also be downloaded.

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, 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 2006 were $20.1 billion. For more information, visit

For more information

Write: ASCO, 50 Hanover Road, Florham Park, NJ 07932
Tel: 800-972-ASCO or 973-966-2000
Fax: 973-966-2448