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Ingression Protection for Solenoids

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Mon, Jan 29, 2018 @ 05:50 PM

ingressionprotection.pngIngression Protection for Solenoids

Ingression protection is a commonly requested solenoid feature. As dirt, dust, moisture, and other foreign objects accumulate in a solenoid, the performance and life cycle are dramatically reduced. There are several methods to combat ingression, but before choosing the correct solution it is important to understand the degrees of protection available. International Protection (or IP) ratings are an industry standard used to measure the effective limits of ingress protection for electronic devices. An IP rating is commonly expressed as IPXY, where X represents the number given to the level of protection from solids and Y represents the number given to the level of protection from liquids and vapors.

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Topics: Extreme Environmental Condition Solenoid, Specialty Solenoids, Theory of Operation, Electromagnetic Actuators

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

Electromechanical Voice Coil Solenoids and Actuators

Posted by: David Stockwell, Roland Mueller and Kevin Code

Wed, May 14, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Magnet-Schultz of America (MSA) defines and clarifies key characteristics, working functionality and benefits of Voice Coil linear actuators (also known as Lorentz Force Actuators).

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Topics: Choosing a Solenoid, Specialty Solenoids, Voice Coils

Electrohydraulic Solenoid Coils for Hazardous Locations (HAZ-LOC®)

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

Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 02:00 PM


Magnet Schultz of America (MSA) offers the patented HAZ-LOC® product family

The potential for loss of life and enormous damage to the environment that can occur as a result of fire and/or explosion on oil rigs, in petroleum processing plants, in explosive dust environments, and in volatile chemical manufacturing process has greatly increased global interest in reducing the risk of such disasters that might be caused by the equipment that is operated throughout these hazardous locations.

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Topics: Electrohydraulic Solenoid Coils, Specialty Solenoids, Hazardous Location Solenoid Coils