Advantages and Disadvantages of Solenoid Valves

Solenoid valves are revolutionary components, allowing for valves to be remotely controlled. The solenoid valve assembly is electrically operated, containing a solenoid electromagnet and a valve body that contains two or more openings. The solenoid of the device contains a coil, sleeve, plunger, and sealing materials.

To operate, the solenoid valve utilizes its electromagnet to energize the coil, causing a valve to be either opened or closed. When energy is induced to the coil, the plunger of the assembly raises or lowers within a sleeve tube, though this movement may differ depending on the configuration of the valve itself. With this ability being remote, a solenoid valve can automatically facilitate the control of fluids in regards to distribution, dosing, mixing, and more. Typically, a solenoid valve assembly is most beneficial for calibration, process control systems, general on and off applications, pilot plant control loops, and various OEM applications. To ensure that they are suitable for a given application, specific materials such as brass, plastic, aluminum, and stainless steel may be chosen to accommodate a fluid type.

With their functionality, a solenoid valve kit may be very versatile and they are present within a multitude of liquid applications. They are also cost efficient and simplistic in design, featuring less wiring and cost as compared to similar valves. Nevertheless, the solenoid valve assembly does come with various disadvantages as well. For one, solenoid valves do not accommodate contaminated fluids well, as this can cause a build up of foreign matter which will impede operation. Solenoid valves are also sensitive to moisture, as it may cause the coil to fail during operation, preventing the valve from opening and closing.
Nevertheless, such components serve as an important component of fluidics, allowing for efficient switching and reliability for their various possible operations that they serve. When it comes time to begin sourcing the solenoid valve assembly components that you need for your operations, ASAP AOG has you covered with everything you are searching for. ASAP AOG is owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, and we can help you find the aviation, NSN, and electronic parts that you are searching for, new or obsolete. As a premier supplier of parts for the aerospace, civil aviation, and defense industries, we're always available and ready to help you find all the parts and equipment you need, 24/7x365. ASAP Semiconductor is an FAA AC 00-56B, AS9120B, and ISO 9001:2015 certified enterprise. For a quick and competitive quote, email us at or call us at +1-714-705-4780.


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