Patent Number: 6,966,337

Title: Means for auxiliary manual operation

Abstract: Auxiliary manual operation on a bistable multiway valve is achieved with a valve member able to be reciprocated with the performance of a switching movement and furthermore operating device extending athwart the direction of the switching movement. There is a provision such that the operating device includes at least two mutually parallel plungers, which on operation act on second different flanks of the valve member, operation of one plunger locking the respectively other plunger.

Inventors: Hesser; Robert (Wendlingen, DE), Walter; Bernhard (Ailingen, DE)

Assignee: Festo AG & Co.

International Classification: F15B 13/10 (20060101); F15B 13/043 (20060101); F15B 13/00 (20060101); F16K 31/08 (20060101); F15B 013/044 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018