MHE2-MS1H-3/2G-QS-4 – Air Solenoid Valve – Festo Directional Control Valves

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SKU: Festo 196135

Manufacturer Part Number: Festo 196135
Festo Directional Control Valves: MHE2-MS1H-3/2G-QS-4
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The Festo MHE2-MS1H-3/2G-QS-4, with MPN 196135, is an advanced directional control valve that exemplifies precision and robustness in regulating airflow in pneumatic systems. Designed to optimize operational efficiency, this electrically actuated solenoid valve is pivotal for applications requiring reliable switching and flow direction control.

Key Features:

  • High Precision Control: Features a 3/2-way configuration, closed, monostable, with a nominal size of 2 mm, ensuring precise control of medium flow.
  • Durable Construction: The housing is made from die-cast zinc, coated for extra durability, with seals made from HNBR and NBR materials, ensuring resistance to moderate corrosion and environmental conditions.
  • Compact and Versatile: With a construction width of only 10 mm and the ability to mount with through-hole, it is suitable for tight spaces without sacrificing performance.
  • High Performance: Supports a standard nominal flow rate of 100 l/min and an operating pressure range from -0.9 to 8 bar, capable of a maximum switching frequency of 330 Hz.
  • Environmental Resilience: Designed to operate within a media and ambient temperature range of -5°C to 60°C, with shock and vibration resistance ensuring reliability under dynamic conditions.


  • Enhanced System Reliability: By offering consistent and precise airflow management, it enhances the reliability and efficiency of pneumatic systems.
  • Reduced Downtime: Its robust construction and protective features like spark arresting and holding current reduction circuits minimize maintenance needs and extend service life.
  • Operational Flexibility: The valve’s reversible flow direction and optional lubricated operation accommodate a variety of industrial applications.


  • Automated Manufacturing: Ideal for deployment in automated lines where precise control of air direction and flow is critical.
  • Safety-Critical Systems: Its reliable performance and compliance with safety standards make it suitable for safety-critical pneumatic applications.
  • General Pneumatics: Its compatibility with various pneumatic setups makes it a versatile choice for numerous industrial applications, including those requiring precise control and minimal space.

This Festo MHE2-MS1H-3/2G-QS-4 valve is a testament to Festo’s commitment to innovation and quality in pneumatic technology, providing a reliable and efficient solution for managing directional control in industrial processes.

Technical Data

Feature Specification
Valve function 3/2, closed, monostable
Actuation type Electrical
Width 10 mm
Standard nominal flow rate 100 l/min
Pneumatic working port QS-4
Operating voltage 24V DC
Operating pressure -0.09 MPa … 0.8 MPa
Operating pressure -0.9 bar … 8 bar
Structural design Pressure-relieved poppet valve
Reset method Mechanical spring
Degree of protection IP65
Certification RCM compliance mark
c UL us – Recognized (OL)
CE marking (see declaration of conformity) As per EU EMC directive
As per EU RoHS directive
UKCA marking (see declaration of conformity) To UK instructions for EMC
To UK RoHS instructions
Nominal width 2 mm
Width dimension 14 mm
Note on grid dimension Minimum distance between the valves is 4 mm
Exhaust air function With flow control option
Sealing principle Soft
Mounting position Any
Manual override Non-detenting
Type of control Direct
Flow direction Reversible with restrictions
Symbol 00991308
Lap Underlap
Reverse polarity protection Bipolar
Additional functions Spark suppression
Holding current reduction
Protective circuit
Operating pressure, reversible -0.09 MPa … 0.1 MPa
Operating pressure, reversible -0.9 bar … 1 bar
Operating pressure, reversible -13.05 psi … 14.5 psi
Max. switching frequency 330 Hz
Switching time off 2 ms
On switching time 1.7 ms
Tolerance for switching time off +10 %/-30 %
Tolerance for ON switching time +10%/-30%
Switching time variation at 1 Hz and above 0.2 ms
Duty cycle 100%
Coil characteristics 24 V DC: low-current phase 1.25 W, high-current phase 5.0 W
Permissible voltage fluctuations +/- 10 %
Operating medium Compressed air as per ISO 8573-1:2010 [7:4:4]
Information on operating and pilot media Operation with oil lubrication possible (required for further use)
Vibration resistance Transport application test with severity level 2 as per FN 942017-4 and EN 60068-2-6
Restricted ambient and media temperature Depending on the switching frequency (see diagram)
Shock resistance Shock test with severity level 2 as per FN 942017-5 and EN 60068-2-27
Corrosion resistance class (CRC) 2 – Moderate corrosion stress
LABS (PWIS) conformity VDMA24364-B1/B2-L
Cleanroom class Class 6 according to ISO 14644-1
Temperature of medium -5 °C … 60 °C
Ambient temperature -5 °C … 60 °C
Product weight 60 g
Electrical connection 2-2-pin
Type of mounting With through-hole
Pneumatic connection 1 QS-4
Pneumatic connection 2 QS-4
Pneumatic connection 3 QS-4
Note on materials RoHS-compliant
Seals material HNBR
Housing material Die-cast metal, coated
Material of screws Steel, galvanized
Weight 0.060 kg