Your best choice for 3-way valves is Lexair, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. Since 1977, we have continually expanded our fluid power product offerings including our selection of 3-way valves. We continue to design and manufacture new or modified items to meet the special requirements of our customers
Our 3-way valves are proudly “Made in the USA.”
Lexair 3-way valves are manufactured with the expertise and precision gained from decades of experience providing fluid power and process control valves. These valves, along with many other Lexair products, are distributed by over 100 independent distributors and agents in the United States, Canada, and Mexico with exports to other countries around the world.
Versatile 3 port design allows Lexair 3-way valves to be used in many applications. Some valve models can be used as a 2 way Normally Open (NO) or Normally Closed (NC) valves by plugging a port. Operator choices include manual, mechanical, pilot, and solenoid.
Applications for Lexair 3-way valves:
At our Lexington facility, we manufacture 3-way valves in 3 different valve lines: Poppet, Hi-Cyclic® and Mini-1. Lexair poppet-type valves provide high flow and positive bubble -tight shut-off operation in a variety of industrial and process control needs. Constructed of non-corrosive materials, these 3-way Poppet valves can be used with a wide range of liquids and gases where quick-acting control is required. Available operators include direct pilot, high ratio direct pilot, mechanical, and solenoid.
Hi-Cyclic® is a directional control valve line that has become synonymous with operating dependability over many decades of service and billions of cycles. A solid brass body and stainless steel spool serve as a strong foundation for durability, allowing our valves to stand up to even the most severe applications. A second reason for them being so rugged is our sleeveless spool-to-body design. Hi-Cyclic® valves function with a precision lapped spool-to-body fit that keeps internal leakage to a minimum. The key to the product’s versatility is in its modular component design consisting of 9 different spools, 22 different operators, and is compatible with air or hydraulic media. There are over 250,000 model combinations possible.
Mini-1 valves are offered in 3-way and 4-way function. They feature rugged bodies made from durable anodized cast aluminum, stainless steel spools, and manual, mechanical, pilot, and solenoid actuators. Applications include the actuation of pneumatic devices. For example, single or double acting cylinders, rotary actuators, slides, grippers, etc. Mini-1’s can function as an E-stop, selector, or diverter.