The ASCO Numatics™ 653 Series air preparation products suitable for applications where high-flow-rate is required Emerson announces the introduction of the ASCO Numatics 653 Series of air preparation products. Available in 3/4” and 1” port sizes, the 653 Series has a high flow rate for its size. This enables customers to power more products from the same Filter-Regulator or Lubricator (FRL), or reduce pressure drop across the system, both of which enable potential energy and cost savings. The range of the 651, 652 and 653 Series consists of filters, regulators, filter regulators, lubricators, soft starts, quick exhausts, diverter blocks and shut off valves. ”The introduction of our 653 Series greatly expands our global offering of high-flow air preparation products.” said Scott Weickel, Vice President of Engineering for Machine Automation applications at Emerson. ”The addition of the new port sizes enables international manufacturers to select a comprehensive range of advanced technology air preparation products in sizes ranging from 1/8 to 1”, all from one supplier. This makes selection and purchasing simpler.” With the industry’s highest flow characteristics, related to size, the ASCO Numatics 651, 652, and 653 Series are ideal for use in any application that requires high volumes of air or where space is limited. Original equipment manufacturers will benefit from the wide temperature range (-40°C to 80°C), and ATEX and CUTR certification, which enables this product to be used in challenging and harsh environments, and applications such as valve piloting in the process industry. The modular air preparation products have a robust construction and are easy to assemble, mount, and position. New endplate flanges allow the removal of the manifold assembly without disconnecting the piping.