Why Choose Kelco For Your Solenoid Needs?

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For over 80 years, Guardian Electric, a division of Kelco Industries has designed and built electro-mechanical Solenoids for a wide variety of industries and applications. We put that experience to work every day to continue to serve our customers’ everchanging needs.

To maintain the highest level of quality we manufacture the key components of every solenoid. We mold our own coil bobbins and wind our coils in house. We also have state of the art machining capabilities for manufacturing all custom components.

Our family of Solenoids include:

  • AC & DC Frame Solenoids
  • DC Tubular Solenoids
  • DC Long-Life Tubular Solenoids
  • AC Laminated Solenoids
  • DC Latching Solenoids

In addition, Guardian offers a full line of Spring kits which are perfect for application development and prototype designs and are an ideal accessory for solenoids chosen by Design Engineers and for MRO - replacement applications. These kits neatly answer the age-old question “How do I move the plunger back?” without requiring Advanced Spring Calculations. Multiple springs with a range of spring forces are included and are color coded for easy recognition.  Kits for pull type solenoids include a plunger/actuator .  All kits include necessary hardware.

 Value Added Options To Meet Your Specific Application Needs:

  • Custom plungers
  • Spring returns
  • Custom mounting
  • Custom terminations
  • Explosion Proof Packaging
  • Plunger Retention Features

We also specialize in custom winding and insulation of our coils to meet your requirements for:

  • Operational force
  • Duty cycle
  • Life expectancy

Our extensive in-house capabilities include:

  • 3D printing
  • Design engineering
  • 3D modeling
  • Pre-production sampling
  • Product testing/certification (ISO-9001 and  AS-9100)
  • Cellular manufacturing

Industries and Applications

  • Security / Door Interlocks
  • Safety Interlocks
  • Vending Machines
  • Banking / ATMs
  • Gaming Equipment
  • Food Processing
  • Appliances
  • Medical Equipment
  • Power Generation
  • Office Equipment

Military / Aerospace Commercial

  • Access Panels
  • Landing Gear
  • Payload
  • Doors / Hatches

All catalog solenoids are

  • 100% Made in the USA
  • UL recognized components
  • RoHS II Compliant
  • ISO9100:2009 Certified

Kelco Industries will help you find the best engineered industrial components for your industry product line or design customized parts for your specific needs.