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How to Choose a Solenoid

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 07:11 PM

The latest entry in the Magnet-Schultz of America Solenoid 101 blog explains the process for selecting a part to suit your application. 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, Specialty Solenoids, Electromagnetic devices

Holding Electromagnet Usage and Mounting Guide

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Tue, Jun 27, 2017 @ 05:27 PM

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Topics: Choosing a Solenoid, Mounting Solenoids, Electromagnetic devices

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

Product Video: Hydraulic Solenoids

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Thu, Mar 30, 2017 @ 05:36 PM

Hydraulic Solenoids Product Showcase

Magnet-Schultz of America engineers advanced hydraulic tube and coil solutions for the most demanding applications. Whether improving an existing design or developming a completely custom product, our skilled engineering team and advanced manufacturing processes allow us to deliver greater value to our customers. Our latest product showcase video highlights our abilities in this field. Watch the video below for further information, or contact us today to see how we can assist in developing a product suited to your specifications. 

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Topics: Actuator Tubes, 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

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

Linear Motor Series, Part Three: Theory of Operation

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

Wed, Sep 17, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

LINEAR MOTOR SERIES: PART THREE

Magnet-Schultz of America (MSA) reviews the theory of operation and empirical test results of a Linear Motor and provides insights on additional development work.

Edited by David Stockwell; Technical information provided by Dr. Jonathan Gamble & Kevin Code

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Topics: Innovative Collaboration with MSA, Electrohydraulic Solenoid Coils, Voice Coils, Linear Motor, Actuator Tubes, Electromagnetic devices, Linear Motor Empirical Test Results, Linear Motor Theory of Operation