A solenoid is an electromechanical device that uses electrical energy applied to an electromagnetic coil to produce mechanical motion. The device is used to push or pull in order to actuate or de- actuate a mechanism, allowing it’s intended function to be performed.
There are several types of solenoids available. The linear solenoid, most common, can be designed with a push or pull stroke. The rotary solenoid is another type, but is more complex in design.
The pull type solenoid operates by energizing a coil by passing current through it. That current pulls the solenoid plunger into the coil. Very similar to pull type, the push type solenoid transmits the useable force by a push rod which extends through and is free to move through the solenoid stop.
Identifying material levels and part indexing are two key components of ensuring plant operations run smoothly. Loss of signal or movement can shut down an otherwise seamless operation. Your solenoid is essential. Solenoids provide reliable indication on vital plant equipment, where failure costs you money.
A solenoid can be used in many of different industries. This device is used from vending machines to industrial presses, even including the simplest form which is door chimes… so don’t leave home without it.