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New Representation: Hill & Company

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Tue, Mar 21, 2017 @ 04:42 PM

New Representation: Hill & Company

Magnet-Schultz of America is excited to announce our partnership with Hill & Company, a manufacturer’s representative firm that will call on MSA accounts in the territory of Southern Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. Hill & Company has been committed to offering outstanding service to its customer base before and after the sale for over 87 years. Their sales experience combined with MSA’s quality product range will strengthen the presence of both companies in the region.

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Topics: Partnership

Hydraulic Solenoid Design Features

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Thu, Feb 23, 2017 @ 04:04 PM


In pt. 1 of our hydraulic solenoids post, we described how they differ from electromechanical solenoids and discussed some basic applications. We also had a follow-up blog post that described the two major functional categories of hydraulic solenoids, on/off and proportional. This post will expand on the different design and manufacturing features of tubes and coils depending on their intended purpose. Check our blog history for information on more technical subjects and feel free to make suggestions for future posts.

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Topics: Custom Solenoid, Choosing a Solenoid, Electrohydraulic Solenoid Coils, Actuator Tubes, Design and Manufacturing Techniques, Electromagnetic devices, Theory of Operation

What is the difference between On/Off and Proportional Hydraulic Solenoids?

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Mon, Feb 13, 2017 @ 05:45 AM

The latest entry in the Magnet-Schultz of America Solenoid 101 blog explains the basic types of hydraulic solenoid functionality. A more detailed analysis of these types of mechanisms has been previously published by MSA here. This recap will reduce the content to the simplest terms for a quick and clear understanding of the fundamental concepts. Check our blog history for information on more technical subjects and feel free to make suggestions for future posts.

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Topics: Choosing a Solenoid, Actuator Tubes

What are Hydraulic Solenoids?

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 11:31 PM

 

The latest entry in the Magnet-Schultz of America Solenoid 101 blog explains the basic concepts behind hydraulic solenoids. This primer will reduce the content to the simplest terms for a quick and clear understanding of the fundamental concepts. Check our blog history for information on more technical subjects and feel free to make suggestions for future posts.

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Topics: Electrohydraulic Solenoid Coils, Electromagnetic Actuators

What is Pulse Width Modulation?

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Thu, Jan 12, 2017 @ 11:35 AM

The latest entry in the Magnet-Schultz of America Solenoid 101 blog discusses how pulse width modulation can be used to increase the power efficiency of solenoids and other devices. A more detailed analysis of these types of mechanisms has been previously published by MSA here. This recap will reduce the content to the simplest terms for a quick and clear understanding of the fundamental concepts. Check our blog history for information on more technical subjects and feel free to make suggestions for future posts.

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Topics: Coil Temperature Control

What are Latching Solenoids?

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Wed, Dec 28, 2016 @ 06:35 PM

The latest entry in the Magnet-Schultz of America Solenoid 101 blog discusses how permanent magnets can be used to accomplish latching functions in solenoids. A more detailed analysis of these types of mechanisms has been previously published by MSA here. This recap will reduce the content to the simplest terms for a quick and clear understanding of the fundamental concepts. Check our blog history for information on more technical subjects and feel free to make suggestions for future posts.

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Topics: Electromagnetic devices

What is a Voice Coil?

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Thu, Dec 01, 2016 @ 04:37 PM

The latest entry in the Magnet-Schultz of America Solenoid 101 blog explains the basic concept and function of voice coils. This blog builds on our general overview of solenoid principles and applications, which can be found HERE. Check our blog history for information on more technical concepts and feel free to make suggestions for future posts.

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Topics: Voice Coils

How To Make A Solenoid Push

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Wed, Nov 16, 2016 @ 03:58 PM

The latest entry in the Magnet-Schultz of America Solenoid 101 blog series is designed to illustrate the differences between push and pull solenoids. This blog builds on our general overview of solenoid principles and applications, which can be found here. Check our blog history for information on more technical concepts and feel free to make suggestions for future posts.

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Topics: Choosing a Solenoid, Theory of Operation

Duty Cycles Explained

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Fri, Oct 28, 2016 @ 05:39 PM

Magnet-Schultz of America’s new Solenoid 101 series of blogs is designed to inform about the basic functions of solenoid products. We will start by tackling the fundamentals of solenoid terminology, function, and design. Future posts in the series will describe other MSA product categories and applications in a similar fashion, providing a quick and easy grasp of concepts. We will continue posting our more technical blogs, but want to make the full breadth of solenoid knowledge available to our visitors.

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Topics: Choosing a Solenoid

What is an Electromagnet?

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Wed, Oct 19, 2016 @ 12:44 PM

Magnet-Schultz of America’s new Solenoid 101 series of blogs is designed to inform about the basic functions of solenoid products. We will start by tackling the fundamentals of solenoid terminology, function, and design. Future posts in the series will describe other MSA product categories and applications in a similar fashion, providing a quick and easy grasp of concepts. We will continue posting our more technical blogs, but want to make the full breadth of solenoid knowledge available to our visitors.

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Topics: Choosing a Solenoid, Electromagetic Devices