AxisPro® proportional valves

  • Overview
  • Product range
  • Documents

Gain a competitive edge with AxisPro 

AxisPro proportional valves outperform traditional valves with intelligent controls and onboard diagnostics, delivering the most efficient system performance possible while saving time, energy and money. Quick to configure using the Pro-FX Configure v2 software, the valves allow changes to be made in real time, giving you the power to create custom solutions for the most sophisticated applications.

Taking connectivity to the next level, AxisPro proportional valves offer advanced communication on servo-performance models including support for Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT, Profinet and CANopen protocols.

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Advanced features improve performance while saving time and money

AxisPro valves can be programmed to control motion sequencing, which eliminates the need to buy separate motion controllers. Built-in motion control makes it easy to integrate AxisPro valves into distributed control architectures, reducing wiring costs and machine build time.

  • Smarter – Onboard controls and built-in diagnostics
  • Faster – Software configurability enables quick setup and real-time changes
  • Easier – Simple setup, commissioning, tuning and troubleshooting

Enhanced connectivity, expanded possibilities

Taking connectivity to the next level, AxisPro proportional valves offer advanced communication capabilities built into the high-end servo performance models (levels 2 and 3). The addition of these industry-leading protocols makes it even easier to integrate AxisPro servo-performance valve models into custom machines.

Protocols supported (Servo performance models 2 and 3)

  • Ethernet/IP
  • EtherCAT
  • Profinet
  • CANopen

Highly customizable, precise control

Three levels of control, onboard electronics, onboard motion control, and built-in pressure and temperature functionality helps you meet the demands of a wide range of applications. Centralized and distributed control options provide additional flexibility. The distributed control architecture makes these valves incredibly scalable, by adding motion axis to existing machine designs.

Pro-FX™ Configure v2 software for setup and diagnostics


Pro-FX™ Configure PC software offers a streamlined, step-by-step workflow which takes the user through valve setup for specified control modes including spool position, cylinder position, pressure, speed, or force. The software enables you to configure the valves by connecting via Ethernet or CANbus, simplifying everything from setup to tuning and commissioning.

Easy maintenance and troubleshooting

By integrating controller functions into the valve, AxisPro valves maximize machine performance and minimize unscheduled maintenance. Onboard diagnostics make it simple to fine-tune the valve and identify any issues that may arise.

Product range

Three performance levels

Level 1

Level 1 is ideal for traditional applications of servo performance proportional valves. It is less expensive than a servo valve, but comes with onboard electronics so you don’t need a control card.​

Models: KBS1*-03, KBS1*-05, KBH1*-05, KBH1*-07, KBH1*-08

  • Software configuration using ProFX Configure software
  • IP65 & 67 rating
  • No air bleeding
  • Visual diagnostic LEDs

Level 2

Simplify PLC requirements with onboard motion control. Eliminate latency by closing the control loop on the valve to increase dynamic performance.​

Models: KBS2*-03, KBS2*-05, KBH2*-05, KBH2*-07, KBH2*-08​

  • Advanced communication - support for Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT, Profinet and CANopen protocols
  • Onboard axis controller provides position, speed, pressure and multimode control
  • Sensor input for axis control and machine monitoring
  • Open architecture allows for custom applications
  • Software configuration using ProFX Configure software
  • IP65 & 67 rating
  • No air bleeding
  • Visual diagnostic LEDs

Level 3

Additional built-in pressure and temperature sensors make commissioning faster and simpler.

Models: KBS3*-03, KBS3*-05, KBH3*-05, KBH3*-07, KBH3*-08

  • Advanced communication - support for Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT, Profinet and CANopen protocols
  • Embedded A, B, P & T pressure sensors on all four ports
  • Temperature sensors on tank port
  • Software configuration using ProFX Configure software
  • IP65 & 67 rating
  • No air bleeding
  • Visual diagnostic LEDs

Technical Information

  • Response time (0% to 100%):
    • Single stage size 3: 8ms
    • Single stage size 5: 16-22ms
    • Dual stage size 5: 24ms
    • Dual stage size 7: 38ms
    • Dual stage size 8: 33ms

 

  • Hysteresis:
    • Single stage: < 0.1%
    • Dual stage: < 0.4%
  • Pressure: Up to 350 bar (5,000 psi)
  • Flow: Up to 375 L/min
  • Environmental: IP65 & IP67 ingress protection rating
  • Ambient temperature range: -25° C to 85° C

Documents

Documents
Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Notification AxisPro model codes and part numbers cross reference English Multiple 14 Dec, 2022 194.3 KB .pdf
Data sheet AxisPro proportional valve data sheet English Multiple 21 Nov, 2023 296.9 KB .pdf
Fact sheet Pro-FX Configure v2 - Where configurability meets simplicity English Multiple 13 Nov, 2023 1.3 MB .pdf
Catalog Vickers by Danfoss industrial valve portfolio catalog English Multiple 07 Sep, 2023 1.9 MB .pdf

Applications

  • Die casting and foundry
  • Machine tooling
  • Marine and offshore
  • Presses
  • Primary metals
  • Plastics
  • Pulp and paper
  • Test equipment and simulation
  • Turbine control (wind, steam, water)
  • Wood processing

Designed to perform, built to last​​

A leader in hydraulics for over 100 years, the Vickers by Danfoss portfolio of industrial solutions deliver legendary performance, even under the most extreme conditions. 

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