• AC:

    Alternating current, 50 Hz or 60 Hz

  • Actuation current:

    The actuation current I ANZ is the current necessary to move the armature into the stroke position (see also VDE 0580)

  • Actuation time:

    The actuation time t1 is the sum of the response delay and the stroke time t2 (see diagrams in VDE 0580)

  • Actuation voltage:

    The actuation voltage uANZ is the voltage necessary to move the armature into the stroke position (see also VDE 0580)

  • Adapter:

    Device for diverting the valve air connections in order to increase compatibility

  • Ambient temperature:

    Describes the temperature of the surroundings at which valve operation is permitted under maximum allowable self–heating

  • Area of application:

    Describes the area in which, and the way in which the valve may be deployed

  • Armature:

    Metal part moved by magnetization in the armature system

  • Armature guide:

    Passive component in which the medium is transported

  • Armature system:

    Active component for controlling the medium; consists of the armature guide, magnet core and armature


  • Bi-stable:

    Unit remains activated until the reset switch is operated (e.g. manual switching 1 = On – 0 = Off)