This in-line, needle-type, unidirectional flow control valve has three types of ports: 1/8″, 1/4″ NPTF, and M5 (10-32 UNF). It is possible to mount them on the cylinders or control panels using screws and the holes in the body of the valve. The flow control’s body is made of aluminum and the knob is brass. The valve is usually used to control the speed of air cylinders.
The flow control valves are mounted in the control panels at the front of each print head in Anatol textile screen printing presses, where the printing carriage is operated by an air cylinder, and on the bottom of the presses to regulate the speed of opening and closing the indexer.