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Continental Hydraulics VSD03M EXA – Solenoid Actuated Directional Control Valve Explosion Proof

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The Continental Hydraulics VSD 03M EXA, solenoid operated directional control valves are in compliance with ATEX 94/9/CE standards and are suitable for the use in potentially explosive atmospheres, that fall within either the ATEX II 2GD for gas or for dust classification.


Continental’s line of explosion proof, 4-way, directional control valves is available in 2 position spring offset, 2 position detent, 2 position spring centered and 3 position spring centered versions. Four spools are available: block center, open center, float center and tandem center.

The explosion proof solenoids are available in 12 VDC, 24VDC and 120VAC. The AC coil is equipped with a rectifier bridge. The DC coils have a built-in bi-directional diode for surge suppression.

Product Specification

Description Units
Maximum Operating Pressure P – A – B Ports 5000 psi / 350 bar
Maximum Operating Pressure T Ports 3000 psi / 210 bar
Flow Rate 20 gpm / 76 l/min
Mounting Surface NFPA D03
ISO 4401-03-02-0-03
Cycle Rate DC Solenoid Up to 18,000 cycles/hr
DC Single Solenoid Weight 5.3 lbs / 2.4 kg
DC Dual Solenoid Weight 8.6lbs / 3.9 kg
Ambient Temperature Range -4 to +140°F / -20 to +60°C
Fluid Temperature Range -4 to +176°F / -20 to +80°C
Fluid Viscosity Range  60 – 1900 SUS / 10 -400 cSt
Recommend Fluid Viscosity 120 SUS / 25cSt
Fluid Contamination ISO 4406:1999 Class 20/18/15

Continental Hydraulics – VSD 03M EXA Hazardous Duty Solenoid Actuated, Direct Operated, Directional Control Valve Explosion Proof Data Sheet

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Directional Control Valves

Explosion Proof Hazardous Location Valves ATEX / CSA / UL


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