GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Solenoid Valves. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What new technologies are influencing solenoid valve design?
23 answers
Answers:
Pneumatics switches and limit switches, in other words there is no electrical signal to activate the solenoid valve.
~Engineering Consultant, Dallas, TX
Solenoid valves are driven through Field Bus - Profibus, devicenet, canopen, ASi & intrinsically safe circuits.
~Marketing/Sales, Chennai, India
Serial interface offerings incorporated with manifold packages Small envelope size Low wattage
~David T., Marketing/Sales, Syracuse, NY
We need solenoid valves that can respond quicker, at <10ms.
~Engineering, Design, Annandale, NJ
Different chemicals and pressures all the time.
~Mark L, Marketing/Sales, Toronto, Canada
Supplementary and peripheral control techniques.
~John S, Refrigeration Company Owner/Design Consultant, Nelson, New Zealand
Material availability/specialised plastics
~Ian U, Engineering Consultant, Poole, United Kingdom
Material and mechanical strength
~Jens H, Technical Support, Arendal, Norway
Low Pressure Low current Size
~General Management, Beit arye, Israel
Corrsion, consistence operation
~Brent W., Project Manager, Edmonton, Canada
Low power, (may be diagnostics)
~Aqil M, Design Engineer, Al-Jubail, Saudi arabia
GNC, valves for high pressure
~Daniel Glas, Sales Manager, Buenos aires, argentina, Argentina
METAL SLEEVE SOLENOID VALVES
~Engineering, Consulting, TAMPERE, Finland
AS per area classification.
~Engineering, Design, Juabil, Saudi Arabia
Compact, High pressure,
~KARUN D, Design Engineer, HOBART, AUSTRALIA
Cell phone technogies
~Engineering, Design, Ontario, CA
Advanced materials.
~Bill Tomko, Owner/Technician lab instrumentation, Raleigh, NC
Magnetic materials
~Uzi Even, Professor, Tel Aviv, Israel
Elecvtro mechnical
~Krishna Kumar P, Engineer, Bangalaore, India
Higher Pressures
~Paul L, Technical Support, Wichita, Sg.
Nanotechnology
~Research & Development, Antalya, Turkey
PLC controls
~Paul Larson, Technical Support, Colorado Springs, CO
PID control
~Engineering, Other, Hull, Great Britain

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Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative solenoid valves?
26 answers
Answers:
Our suppliers using ASCO solenoids for ash valves and NORGREN solenoids for air system valves.
~Engineering, Design, Ostrtava, Czech Republic
Asco for fluids, SpiraxSsarco for gases, other specialty mfrs for pneumatics.
~Bill Tomko, Owner/Technician lab instrumentation, Raleigh, NC
Asco and Parker Solenoids for pneumatic and hydraulic control applications.
~Marketing/Sales, Winnipeg, Canada
Difficult to mention any in particular.
~Jens H, Technical Support, Arendal, Norway
Parker Hannifin and Valcor
~Engineering, Design, Annandale, NJ
1- Asco. 2- Festo.
~Engineering Consultant, Dallas, TX
ASCO, ROTEX, HERION
~Marketing/Sales, Chennai, India
Even Lavie Valves
~Uzi Even, Professor, Tel Aviv, Israel
MAC, SMC, Festo
~David T., Marketing/Sales, Syracuse, NY
Rexroth, Hydac,
~KARUN D, Design Engineer, HOBART, AUSTRALIA
Hanson, Danfoss
~John S, Refrigeration Company Owner/Design Consultant, Nelson, New Zealand
Parker Festo
~Krishna Kumar P, Engineer, Bangalaore, India
Asco valves
~Engineering, Design, Uxbridge, Great Britain
Festo / SMC
~Engineering, Other, Hull, Great Britain
Jefferson.
~Daniel Glas, Sales Manager, Buenos aires, argentina, Argentina
Guardian,
~Engineering, Design, Ontario, CA
NUMATIC'S
~Engineering, Consulting, TAMPERE, Finland
Danfoss
~Andrey P., Engineer, Tromso, Norway
Burkett
~Ian U, Engineering Consultant, Poole, United Kingdom
Asko?
~General Corporate Mgmt, Incheon, Korea (South)
Leeds
~Research & Development, Antalya, Turkey
Asco
~Aqil M, Design Engineer, Al-Jubail, Saudi arabia
ASCO
~Engineering, Design, Juabil, Saudi Arabia
ASCO
~Paul Larson, Technical Support, Colorado Springs, CO
ASCO
~Engineering, Consulting, Troy, MI
Smc
~Ed Wilson, Technical Support, Temecula, CA

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