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    Hi,I am going to use several pneumatic clamps on a project to hold down a workpiece. For operator safety the clamps can not move if the machine is in E-Stop. I will remove power from the valves when in E-stop. Once in E-Stop, the solenoids will

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    One way to stop the motion of the clamps is to use a blocked center valve but remember that air is compressible and there will be some movement at the center position. Plus, there will be air trapped in the system which is a e-stop no-no. Try to

    #21069
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    Rick,The type of valve is dependent on the application. If you are attempting to hold the clamped position” then a closed center valve is best. However

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