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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

Solenoid 101: What is a Solenoid?

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Wed, Sep 28, 2016 @ 12:12 PM

 

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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: Theory of Operation

MSA's Capabilities Expand with the Benefit of Precision Automated Equipment

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Tue, Aug 09, 2016 @ 09:04 AM

Magnet-Schultz of America, Inc. is happy to announce that we have added precision automated equipment that will drastically increase winding, welding, assembly, and testing capabilities. These additions have been selected to complement MSA's technical proficiencies and increase capacity while maintaining the highest expectations for quality. Delivering quality products is our priority, and cutting edge manufacturing technologies allow us to meet and exceed the specifications of today's solenoid applications. We are excited to take this next step and share the advantages with you. Contact us to see how our new capabilities can benefit you!

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Topics: Custom Solenoid

Haz-Loc®  Certification

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Wed, Jun 29, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

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Topics: Hazardous Location Solenoid Coils

Ball-Detent Solenoids: Locking Devices Simplified

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Tue, May 10, 2016 @ 09:48 AM

Ball-Detent Solenoids: Locking Devices Simplified

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Topics: Locking Mechanisms, High-Force Locking Solenoids, Locking Solenoid Assemblies, Ball-Detent Locking Solenoid Assemblies, Ball-Detent Solenoid

Developing a Preliminary Specification for Solenoids and Electromagnetic Devices

Posted by: David Stockwell, Magnet-Schultz of America, CEO

Tue, May 05, 2015 @ 02:17 PM

Developing a Preliminary Specification for Solenoids and Electromagnetic Devices

When System Design Engineers are tasked with incorporating an electromagnetic device (i.e. a solenoid, electromagnet, voice coil, etc.) into a new product, it would be useful if they could readily access design “guidelines” that would help them to identify, quantify and then communicate the performance characteristics needed to meet their system’s dimensional and performance requirements.

Great idea, but, where does one find this list of guidelines?

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Topics: Innovative Collaboration with MSA, Partnership, Custom Solenoid, Choosing a Solenoid, Customer Service, Design and Manufacturing Techniques, Electromagetic Devices, High Performing, Energy Efficient Solenoids, FEMA

Part Two: High Security, Robust Locking Applications, Ball-Detent Locking Solenoids (Patent Application No. 14592511)

Posted by: David Stockwell, Magnet-Schultz of America, CEO

Wed, Apr 15, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

HIGH SECURITY, ROBUST LOCKING APPLICATIONS, BALL-DETENT LOCKING SOLENOIDS:
PART TWO
Edited by David Stockwell; Technical information provided by Roland Mueller & Simon Benik

BLOG 1 of this two-part series discussed the need for, and desired characteristics of a robust locking device, capable of providing a high hold force in a small package. It then went on to describe the capabilities of an Independent Locking-Receptacle, Ball-Detent Locking Solenoid for such applications.

BLOG 2 presents the Integrated Locking-Receptacle variant of the BDL-Solenoid, where the Locking-Receptacle is incorporated into the solenoid body and mechanism. To effect the locking function, this Locking-Receptacle must interface with an independent Ball-Shaft (Figure 1).

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Topics: Duro-Tech Solenoids, Innovative Collaboration with MSA, Electromagetic Devices, High Performing, Energy Efficient Solenoids, Compact Locking Solenoids, High-Force Locking Solenoids, Locking Solenoid Assemblies, Fail-Secure Solenoids, Scalable Solenoids, Fail-Safe Solenoids, Integrated Locking-Receptacle BDL-Solenoid, Independent Locking-Receptacle BDL-Solenoid, Ball-Detent Locking Solenoid Assemblies