ASCO Introduces Additional 362/562 Series Spool Valve Pipe Sizes with Industry’s Highest Flow Rates and Low Power Consumption

Florham Park, New Jersey, U.S.A. - July 12, 2016 - ASCO has added to its 362 and 562 Series of brass and stainless steel spool valves by introducing 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch pipe sizes that feature the industry’s highest flow rates and low-power consumption. These new sizes provide design engineers with additional solutions for control valve automation, especially in the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas markets.

“The introduction of these additional sizes completes the 362 and 562 Series product lines, making ASCO a comprehensive product line supplier for upstream oil and gas automation,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO. “The 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch models have low-power versions that are attractive for remote applications. In addition, the brass constructions are 20% smaller than competitive products, saving critical space in control cabinets.”

The valves exceptionally high flow rates will enable original equipment manufacturers to use smaller piping and purchase lower cost valves while achieving the same flow specifications.

The 362 and 562 Series valves are available in brass and 316L stainless steel constructions for corrosion resistance in harsh environments. The series have both pneumatic and solenoid models. Optional features include:

  • New dual approved solenoid option with ATEX and UL hazardous location approvals
  • Availability in 0.55 W low-power versions

“Our new valves utilize ASCO’s proven solenoid technology, which has led the industry in reliability for decades,” said Kemple. “We design, manufacture, and test our solenoids for the highest-quality, longest lifecycles, and greatest product availability.”

The ASCO 362 Series is a three-way valve made for single-acting process valve applications. The ASCO 562 Series is a four-way spool valve designed for double-acting process valves. The product lines are available in 1/4-inch, 3/8-inch, 1/2-inch, 3/4-inch, and 1-inch sizes.

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, or visit

About ASCO

ASCO, an Emerson company, offers comprehensive solutions of fluid automation products for a broad range of process and manufacturing industry applications. The company’s global scale increases speed to market, its deep expertise across applications transforms ideas into measurable outcomes, and its people create solutions that maximize efficiencies and optimize customer applications. ASCO’s fluid control and pneumatic product lines include a full range of solenoid valves, angle body piston valves, valve manifolds, cylinders, filters, regulators, lubricators and a complete range of accessories. For more information, visit

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 2015 were $22.3 billion.  For more information, visit