A sizeable solution for small spaces

The Compact Pilot Actuator (CPA)

OEMs of small construction and agricultural machinery in particular stand to benefit from the new Thomas Compact Pilot Actuator (CPA): it is the first proportional control valve for the off-highway sector to feature a design width of just 26 mm. The CPA is designed for very small footprints, in addition to ensuring more efficient installation – a genuine cost saver.

Key benefits of the CPA

Not only the streamlined width of 26 mm but also the design of the connector at an angle of 60 degrees – reducing the space required for the wire harness – represent game-changing benefits when it comes to small installation spaces. Installation is simple and effective: one screw is all it takes. The rotatable flange offers considerable freedom in machine design. The Thomas Design Standard, which focuses on proven components in the actuator’s design, and the plastic overmolding of the solenoid make the CPA even more cost-effective. Precise control and a long service life are testimony to the CPA’s high quality in keeping with relevant automotive standards, which Thomas applies to all of its products.

Key technical specifications of the CPA

  • Style
    Cartridge valve
  • Valve type        
    3/2 proportional pressure- 
    reducing valve
  • Max supply pressure [P]
    50 bar
  • Control pressure [A]
    0-20/25 bar
  • Control current range
    12 V: 0-1500 mA
    24V: 0-750 mA
  • Connector
    Deutsch DT04-2P
  • Width
    < 26 mm