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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

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

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

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

Mon, Apr 13, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

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

The need often arises to find a device that can securely lock the door to a room, the door or drawers of a cabinet, or even to securely hold independent sections of a mechanical apparatus together while the system is operational. The wish list for such a device might also include:

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Topics: Innovative Collaboration with MSA, Electro-magnetic Linear Actuators, 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, Ball-Detent Locking Solenoid Assemblies

Power Control Modules for Electronic Actuators Series, Part Three: Fundamentals of Pulse Width Modulation ...

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

Thu, Apr 09, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

POWER CONTROL MODULES FOR ELECRONIC ACTUATORS SERIES, PART THREE
Edited by David Stockwell; Technical information provided by Roland Mueller & Simon Benik

Fundamentals of Pulse Width Modulation Exploring the effects of INDUCTANCE, FREQUENCY AND INPUT CURRENT RIPPLE relating to On-Off Electromagnetic Devices.

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Topics: Innovative Collaboration with MSA, Theory of Operation, Continuous Duty Coil, Coil Temperature Control, Pulse Duty Coil, Electromagetic Devices, Power Control Modules, Intermittent Duty Coil, Electromagnetic Actuators, High Performing, Energy Efficient Solenoids

Power Control Modules for Electronic Actuators Series, Part Two: Fundamentals of Pulse Width Modulation, Including Effects of DUTY CYCLE and INDUCTANCE Relating to On-Off Electromagnetic Devices

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

Tue, Apr 07, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

POWER CONTROL MODULES FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC ACTUATORS: PART TWO
Edited by David Stockwell; Technical information provided by Roland Mueller & Simon Benik

Fundamentals of Pulse Width Modulation, including effects of DUTY CYCLE and INDUCTANCE relating to On-Off Electromagnetic Devices.

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Topics: Innovative Collaboration with MSA, Theory of Operation, Continuous Duty Coil, Coil Temperature Control, Pulse Duty Coil, Electromagetic Devices, Power Control Modules, Intermittent Duty Coil, Electromagnetic Actuators, High Performing, Energy Efficient Solenoids

Power Control Modules for Electronic Actuators Series, Part One: Basics of Solenoid Operation Demonstrating the Need for Improved Power Control

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

Fri, Apr 03, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

POWER CONTROL MODULES FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC ACTUATORS: PART ONE
Edited by David Stockwell; Technical information provided by Roland Mueller & Simon Benik

Magnet-Schultz of America (MSA) discuses how to achieve smaller, higher performing, more energy efficient solenoids, and avoid heat issues by utilizing electronic power control techniques, such as Pulse Width Modulation (PWM).

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Topics: Innovative Collaboration with MSA, Theory of Operation, Continuous Duty Coil, Coil Temperature Control, Pulse Duty Coil, Electromagetic Devices, Power Control Modules, Intermittent Duty Coil, Electromagnetic Actuators, High Performing, Energy Efficient Solenoids