Solenoids

A solenoid is an electromechanical device producing a pull or push force when electric current is applied. In its basic form a solenoid is a wire coil wound around an iron armature. When electric current passes through the wire the iron core generates a magnetic field pulling or pushing the armature along the axis of the coil, thus producing mechanical force.

This mechanical force is strongest when the armature is fully inside the coil. The farther from the coil the armature travels, the weaker the force becomes. Solenoids have a short range of travel between fully extended and retracted positions. Typically solenoids are used to actuate valves, open and close locks, engage an engine starter, and numerous other applications. Solenoids are very versatile devices due to their simplicity and a wide range of possible configurations.

Choose from Pull Solenoids where the armature retracts towards the body; Push Solenoids where the armature extends away from the solenoid; Clapper - type which is a Pull/Push type depending on the current direction; Rotary solenoids where the armature creates a rotational torque around solenoid axis; Open Frame solenoids which typically are low cost alternatives to tubular solenoids; or AC solenoids for maximum force.

Magnetic Sensor Systems, Inc.

Pull Type Tubular Solenoid

Tubular pull type solenoids from Magnet Sensor Systems.

StrokeDuty CycleForce at 50% StrokeSealedWire ConnectionMfg. P/N.Encole P/N.Price
2.30 mmContinuous, 100%23 grSealedWire AWG 27S-63-38332A1001$29.49each
Magnetic Sensor Systems, Inc.

Push Type Tubular Solenoids

Push type tubular solenoids from Magnet Sensor Systems.

StrokeDuty CycleForce at 50% StrokeSealedWire ConnectionMfg. P/N.Encole P/N.Price
2.30 mmContinuous, 100%23 grSealedWire AWG 27S-63-38-H333A1001$32.48each
Magnetic Sensor Systems, Inc.

Tubular Low Profile Clapper Solenoids

Tubular low profile clapper solenoids from Magnetic Sensor Systems.

Pull/PushStrokeDuty CycleForce at 50% StrokeSealedWire ConnectionMfg. P/N.Encole P/N.Price
Pull5.10 mmContinuous, 100%198 grSealedWire AWG 24S-05-125334A1001$86.78each
Magnetic Sensor Systems, Inc.

Rotary Solenoids with Reverse Shaft Extension

Rotary solenoids with reverse shaft extension from Magnetic Sensor Systems.

Rotational DirectionDuty CycleSealedTorqueWire ConnectionMfg. P/N.Encole P/N.Price
ClockwiseContinuous, 100%Open936 g/cmWire AWG 24SOCWN070026335A1001$302.16each

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