There are different options in ways to control any type of valve. For smaller types of valves that are used to start or stop the flow of air through a system, one of the most effective options to consider is a pneumatic push button switch.
The option to use a push button switch on the valve makes operation simple and easy. A push of the button opens the valve, and other push closes it. They are fast and easy to operate, and there is no risk of human error as the button does not have to be any particular position to control the flow of air.
Additionally, with the use of a pneumatic push button switch, the valve itself is mounted to a solid component in the system. With this configuration, there is a single hand and single finger control, with no need to stabilize or hold the valve to use the push button on or off feature.
Options to Consider
There are different designs in both standard sizes as well as mini push button switch valves. The most common standard type of body configuration is a 90-degree angle, with the air entering in one port on either the side or the end and exiting the valve through the remaining port.
The valve can be a standard 2-way, which allows for control of the air flow by turning the valve on and off. A 3-way valve allows for the air to be diverted to one of two ports, or it can also be used to allow for mixing of the air from two different sources.
Swivel designs in a pneumatic push button switch are also a popular option to consider, particularly in dental equipment or when the movement of the tubing from the pneumatic system to the end user is a requirement.