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Solenoid/Pilot Operated
Normally Closed
Air, Oil, Water or Vacuum


Lexair's new solenoid/pilot operated valves are an exceptional value as they are furnished complete with an integrated DIN style solenoid. This means there is no need to buy an additional solenoid operator and assemble anything, just hook up the pilot line, plug in the electrical connector and it's ready to use. As always, these Poppet Valves can be used with a variety of media where quick, positive control and long service life are required. Featuring a standard operating pressure of 500 PSI in the main body, these durable, high flow units are perfect for any of your high pressure application requirements. With optional seals, they require no lubrication, making them ideal for non-lube air service.

The standard DIN (43650 Form A) solenoid is rated for NEMA 4 (IP65) electrical protection and is UL Recognized and CSA Approved. There is also a Factory Mutual approved, Intrinsically Safe explosion-proof solenoid available as well which allows the valves to be used in the most extreme of hazardous locations. Both solenoid versions feature a standard dual function manual override with a "push-and -release" momentary or "push-and-turn" to lock operation.

Our valves feature a large resilient poppet that provides bubble-tight closure, even under low pressure conditions. Internal components made from bronze, brass and stainless steel plus a wide choice of seal materials assure excellent compatibility with a broad range of media.

The bottom hex nut is easily removed for quick access to the valve’s poppet assembly. A PolyPak™ seal on the stem and a U-cup pilot piston seal prevent the controlled media and the pilot air from mixing, permitting use of different media for pilot/control. Click here for an inside view of the main valve with additional information/ features.

Applications include:

  • Hazardous locations that require fast acting solenoid valves with safe electrical controls - Intrinsically Safe version
  • Car wash equipment - low or high pressure water and chemical control
  • Commercial laundry equipment
  • Air compressors and controls
  • Industrial air dryers and controls
  • Industrial liquid or air controls - excellent for applications with aggressive fluids and gases
  • Water/waste water treatment - filtration flow, pollution control equipment, etc.
  • Utility facilities - for controlling the flow of liquids, gases, etc.
  • Induction heating equipment - controlling quench or cooling water flow
  • Resistance welding equipment - controlling cooling water flow
  • Mining and construction equipment (dust suppression)
  • Machine tool coolant flow regulation
  • Coolant flow on buses, ships, construction equipment and other on/off highway vehicles and machinery
  • Paper and pulp processing
  • Injection molding machine cooling water controls
  • Cooling or refrigeration heat exchanger controls
  • Textile industry - flow on bleaching, dyeing and drying equipment
  • Foundry equipment for high flow air, water or other liquids for cooling and processing
  • Any application requiring a high flow filling or quick exhaust function with liquids or gases
  • Test equipment requiring a fast acting or high pressure, bubble tight valve - includes air, vacuum, liquids, etc.