At SMC we are continuously investing in research and development to refine and improve the performance and functionality of our products as well as develop new innovations to drive energy savings and deliver competitive advantages for our customers. The relaunch of the popular VDW series, compact direct operated 2 port solenoid valve, is a good representation of that. VDW´s main feature is its IP65 enclosure, which protects the valve against dust and water sprayed from all directions. Also, with the size one conventional model being 10% smaller and more lightweight, the VDW can be used in narrow spaces, making it extremely flexible. The VDW uses less power, from as little as 2.5W up to 3W in the larger model and apparent power of 2.5VA and 3VA, when compared to similar products. This makes it ideal for dental units, water curtain manufacture and lens polishing processes that use air, medium vacuum and water applications that don’t require a large flow. It is also significantly quieter thanks to a new rubber damper. It is also significantly quieter thanks to a new rubber damper. Available in a wide range of body materials with two new additions, Aluminium and PPS resin, combined with the existing options of Brass C37 and Stainless Steel, the VDW also has two seal material options of NBR and FKM.