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Using Pneumatic Solenoid Valves

A pneumatic solenoid valve has unique characteristics and properties. A solenoid usually refers to coils that can create magnetic fields (when wrapped around a magnetic core or object). A solenoid describes the transducer mechanisms that are needed to convert energy into motion. The valve is controlled by actions taken by the solenoid and flow of fluid or air.

The solenoid valve is frequently used in processes powered by pneumatics. Commonly, solenoid valves and pneumatic valves are used in conjunction. The combined valves are considered a piloted valve. The larger solenoid valve triggers the smaller pneumatic one. Now, the pneumatic valve will act as the air cylinder that is contained in the main valve. Many also refer to a pneumatic solenoid valve as a compressed air pilot valve.

The benefits of a piloted valve are many. The two most significant advantages are low operational cost and lower energy footprint. These devices help machines work more efficiently while also reducing energy and power consumption.

We carry a full-line of:

  1. Pneumatic timers
  2. Pneumatic indicators
  3. Pneumatic counters
  4. Pneumatic cylinders

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