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A solenoid valve is an electrically controlled valve used with liquid or gas. They are often used in automated systems, pneumatics, and hydraulics. Solenoid valves are perhaps most frequently used as control mechanisms in fluidics, where they are tasked to shut off, release, distribute, or mix fluids. Solenoid valves are made up of two key components: the solenoid and the valve. The solenoid is used to convert electricity into mechanical energy, which is used to open or close the valve mechanically. Other common components of solenoid valves include metal or rubber seals, electrical control interfaces, and springs to hold the valve in the open or closed position.
Solenoid Valve Providers
- Don Wolf & Associates distributes a broad array of solenoid valves, including isolation valves, cryogenic valves, and more. They sell products from leading solenoid manufacturers such as Predyne, Valcor Scientific, and Kuhnke Automation.