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Series VXZ Specific Product Precautions 1 Be sure to read before handling. Refer to back cover for Safety Instructions, “Handling Precautions for SMC Products” (M-E03-3) and the Operation Manual for 2 Port Solenoid Valves for Fluid Control Precautions. Please download it via our website, http://www.smcworld.com Design Warning Selection Warning Selection Warning Applicable Fluid For Air For Water For Oil For Heated water For High temperature oil Air Air, Water Air, Water, Oil Air(up to 99°C), Water, Heated water Air(up to 99°C), Water, Oil, High temperature oil 1. Usage with low flow Unstable flow may occur with the product under the following conditions: . low flow from the pump or compressor, etc. . use of several elbows or tees in the circuit, or . thin nozzles installed at the end of the piping etc. This can cause valve opening/closing failure, or oscillation, and cause a valve malfunction. Please check the pressure differential and flow to select the appropriate size of the valve referring to the Flow-rate Characteristics on page 36. Ensure that pressure differential does not become lower than 0.01 MPa during ON (N.C.: Valve open). 1. Cannot be used as an emergency shutoff valve etc. The valves presented in this catalog are not designed for safety applications such as an emergency shutoff valve. If the valves are used in this type of system, other reliable safety assurance measures should also be adopted. 2. Extended periods of continuous energization The solenoid coil will generate heat when continuously energized. Avoid using in a tightly shut container. Install it in a well ventilated area. Furthermore, do not touch it while it is being energized or right after it is energized. 3. Liquid rings In cases with a flowing liquid, provide a bypass valve in the system to prevent the liquid from entering the liquid seal circuit. 4. Actuator drive When an actuator, such as a cylinder, is to be driven using a valve, take appropriate measures to prevent potential danger caused by actuator operation. 5. Pressure (including vacuum) holding It is not usable for an application such as holding the pressure (including vacuum) inside of a pressure vessel because air leakage is entailed in a valve. 6. When the conduit type is used as equivalent to an IP65 enclosure, install a wiring conduit etc. 7. When an impact, such as water hammer etc., caused by the rapid pressure fluctuation is applied, the solenoid valve may be damaged. Give an attention to it. 2. Fluid 1) Type of fluid Select an appropriate valve with reference to the table below for the general fluid. Before using a fluid, check whether it is compatible with the materials of each model by referring to the fluids listed in this catalog. Use a fluid with a kinematic viscosity of 50 mm2/s or less. If there is something you do not know, please contact SMC. 2) Flammable oil, Gas "Confirm the specification for leakage in the interior and/or exterior area." 3) Corrosive gas Cannot be used since it will lead to cracks by stress corrosion or result in other incidents. 4) When a brass body is used, then depending on water quality, corrosion and internal leakage may occur. If such abnormalities occur, exchange the product for a stainless steel body. 5) Use an oil-free specification when any oily particle must not enter the passage. 6) Applicable fluid on the list may not be used depending on the operating condition. Give adequate confirmation, and then determine a model, just because the compatibility list shows the general case. 3. Air quality 1) Use clean air. Do not use compressed air that contains chemicals, synthetic oils including organic solvents, salt or corrosive gases, etc., as it can cause damage or malfunction. 2) Install an air filter. Install air filters close to valves at their upstream side. filtration degree of 5 μm or less should be selected. 3) Install an aftercooler or air dryer, etc. Compressed air that contains excessive drainage may cause malfunction of valves and other pneumatic equipment. To prevent this, install an aftercooler or air dryer, etc. 4) If excessive carbon powder is generated, eliminate it by installing mist separators at the upstream side of valves. If excessive carbon powder is generated by the compressor, it may adhere to the inside of the valves and cause a malfunction. Refer to Best Pneumatics No.5 for further details on compressed air quality. 37