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How Solenoid Modifications Improve Performance

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Wed, May 24, 2017 @ 07:08 PM

Common Solenoid Modifications

While Magnet-Schultz of America has a comprehensive range of reference solenoid products, the greatest value we have to offer our customers are modified or entirely custom solenoids and actuators. Many engineers or purchasing agents contact us knowing what type of function and performance they need in a solenoid but they may not be aware of what changes we will make to the unit to accomplish their request. This is fine! We are always happy to work alongside our customers to develop a good working knowledge of electromagnetics that helps them understand the solution we are developing for them and how we can add value beyond what is found in standard solenoid offerings. Still, not every possible feature may be discussed if it doesn’t fit that customer’s application. That is why we decided to use this blog to list the most commonly requested modifications, so that everyone who wants to know more about the range of possibilities has a place to start.

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Topics: Custom Solenoid, Design and Manufacturing Techniques, Electromagnetic devices

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

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

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

A Conversation About Our Collaborative Innovation Business Process

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

Wed, Mar 05, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

 

Magnet-Schultz of America (MSA)—Specialists in Electromagnetic Devices

At MSA you’ll be invited to interact, to get involved, to join a conversation. We’re process-oriented. We break down communication barriers to create a more open framework for new levels of product innovation and manufacturing agility. Collaborative Innovation is how we turn MSA knowledge into customer value. But what does this phrase mean?

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Topics: Custom Solenoid, Collaborative Innovation

6 Basic Steps in Defining What Solenoid Best Suits Your Application

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Mon, Nov 12, 2012 @ 02:00 PM



Solenoids are used in a wide range of applications from locking doors to shifting the transmission on a motorcycle. Unfortunately there is no “one size fits all” approach to choosing a solenoid, or other eletro-magnetic product. However, there are several basic steps to follow when selecting the right solenoid for the application.

Some may consider a solenoid as just a linear actuator, but solenoids are capable of much more. They can push and pull, hold and block, rotate and vibrate. Within this range of capabilities, the first and most important question is, “how must the solenoid function in your application?”

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Topics: Extreme Environmental Condition Solenoid, Custom Solenoid, Choosing a Solenoid

Customer Partnership: A Perspective

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Mon, Oct 08, 2012 @ 02:00 PM


Customer partnership is defined as the building of a relationship in all departments between the Supplier and the Customer—a relationship that is based upon “known details” benefiting both parties, now and for years to come.

From a Sales/Ordering perspective, the “known details” can range from payment terms to delivery lead time, to order quantity, to target price. The Supplier’s Sales organization partners with the Customer to determine the degree of flexibility when considering various design elements that will eventually translate into cost reductions and/or product improvements. In the true spirit of partnering, the Supplier’s Sales team guides the Customer so as to establish realistic expectations for product performance, price and delivery, thereby becoming the essential Voice of the Customer. Conversely, the Customer must provide direct, meaningful input so as to enable the Supplier to best meet Customer expectations.

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Topics: Partnership, Vendor Management, Custom Solenoid