The Specialty Manufacturing Company has introduced the 845 series 3/8 in. five-way valve to solve complex flow control and diversion challenges across a broad range of media. In addition to the new 3/8 in. design, the valve can be customized with a variety of NPT and barbed ends.
The series from The Specialty Manufacturing Company features a 90-degree ported ball with a .312 in. through hole diameter that accepts media through the bottom port and directs it to any one of the four side ports — with no flow to the other three.
Side ports can also be plugged to create “no-flow” options. Output port selection is confident via the nylon handle and full 360-degree rotation with a tactile and audible click at each port.
Panel mount hole requirement is .750 in. diameter and accommodates a maximum panel thickness of .375 in.
Constructed of solid brass, the units feature an electroless nickel-plated brass ball, 302 stainless steel detent and spring, and has a maximum operating pressure of 500 psi at up to 180ºF.
The valve series is available with Buna-N, Ethylene Propylene, or Fluoroelastomer (Viton) seals.