LinkedXValve™ is a valve linkage system manufactured by Plastixs LLC (US Patent 10,160,149 B2). The LinkedXValve™ allows a single lever to operate both mold cooling supply and return lines simultaneously. It can be installed onto standard manifolds and brass ball valves giving the manifolds reduced foot print and increased efficiency. Currently available for use on both 1" and 1/1/2" SMARTFLOW® aluminum manifolds and Plastixs® 1" and 1/1/2" compact stainless steel manifolds.
Operators can actuate supply and return valves from a single side of the manifold assembly. This allows the manifold assembly to be mounted with a small foot print. This is important for keeping the manifold near the mold for the best efficiency. On large cooling manifold installations, it can ensure the set-up person is shutting off the back row of valves that are often blocked by the hoses, therefore preventing spills and lost production time.
Faster mold changes with fewer chances of error or downtime. They can help standardization of cooling hose set-ups and ensure both supply and return valves are open. Prevention of accidental spills by blocking set-up personnel's access to the quick connect coupler when the valves are opened, also giving a visual indication to close the valves before coupler removal.
LinkedXValves™ are an available option on both compact Stainless Steel Manifold Assemblies and Aluminum Manifold Assemblies