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A solenoid is a metal coil which can be magnetized into an electromechanical device, moving valve parts when triggered electrically. Not all pneumatic valves are controlled by solenoids, but those that are solenoid are controlled remotely through sensors, electrical triggers, or hysteresis (programmable device memory). Read More…

Pneumatic Solenoid Valves Pneumatic solenoid valves regulate the flow of air and gas using diaphragms and gas pressure.
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Irvine, CA  |  949-458-3731

We make the best solenoid valves in the industry! All of our products have been guaranteed for over 46 years and we are keeping it that way. We devote all of our extra attention directly to our customers.

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International Polymer Solutions $$$

Hawthorne, NJ  |  973-427-4341

Our solenoid valves are all tested in house following very strict quality guidelines. We opened our doors in 1936 and ever since then we have been committed to bringing top of the line products and customer service that cannot be beat!

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Magnatrol Valve Corporation $$$

Erie, PA  |  888-825-8405

Solenoid Solutions manufacturers custom direct-acting 2 and 3-way solenoid valves and multi-valve manifolds for OEMs in the medical, appliance, transportation, power generation and industrial equipment markets.

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Solenoid Solutions Inc. $$$

Irvine, CA  |  800-325-1405

The solenoid valves that we are able to provide will withstand the tests of time in order to provide a long lasting value! We have locations in thirty five countries worldwide and we are dedicated to being wherever you need us to be! We have the knowledge and the capability to work with you closely in order to come up with the perfect product to suit your needs! Call or visit our website today!

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Burkert Fluid Control Systems $$$

Wixom, MI  |  800-622-8587

In business since 1948, Mac® Valves is a manufacturer of air valves, pneumatic valves, pilot-operated, direct solenoid valves, remote air valves, mechanically and manually operated valves and proportional pressure controllers. Our products are quality designed for longevity and reliability.

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Mac® Valves, Inc. $$$
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The many different types of solenoid valves have varied configurations and actuation methods. Pneumatic solenoid valves are one of the most common types and are used to regulate the flow of air and other gasses through the use of diaphragms and gas pressure. While some pneumatic valves regulate air or gas flow at relatively normal pressures, other pneumatic valves are designed to output gas at extremely high pressures.

Pneumatic valves can also be referred to as gas solenoid valves, solenoid air valves, or just air valves. Pneumatic solenoid valves are used widely for many different industries, and applications may include compressed air-powered tools such as jackhammers and nail guns, vacuums, ventilation systems, laser printers, and medical and dental air-powered equipment.

Because strong force can be largely self-generated within pneumatic valve chambers, pneumatic valves are valued for their low energy requirement. Pneumatic air valves are also considered cleaner and lower maintenance than many fluid valves.

Many industries rely on proportional solenoid valves to accurately regulate fluid, gas, and air flow to and from components in a wide range of applications. These valves may be constructed from plastic or metal such as stainless steel. Pneumatic air valves are convenient for multiple-line valves since air can be easily compressed and directed to different outlets, and solenoid pilots make applications like space heating easy to automate, activate, or trigger remotely. Another variable is the power source, such as a 12 volt battery.

Pneumatic valves that use solenoids are often called "piloted valves" since they are actually a combination of a pneumatic valve and a small piloting solenoid vent chamber. The pneumatic valve chamber is designed similarly to normal pneumatics chambers, with a diaphragm sealing the valve with the help of air pressure within the input chamber; the solenoid operates a small vent chamber, venting the chamber when triggered and causing the pneumatic chamber to change pressure and allow flow. The pneumatic solenoid valve functions through changes in gas pressure activated remotely by the solenoid.

While some pneumatic valves regulate air or gas flow at relatively normal pressures, such as in home heating and cooling, other pneumatic valves are designed to output gas at extremely high pressures. These types of high-pressure releasing valves are often used to power tools such as jackhammers, guns, riveters, and power cleaners.

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