Your best choice for solenoid valves is Lexair, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. Since 1977, we have continually expanded our product offerings including our unequalled selection of solenoid valves and we continue to design and manufacture new or modified items to meet the special requirements of our customers.
A solenoid valve is an electrically controlled valve. The valve features a solenoid, which is an electric coil with a movable ferromagnetic core (plunger) in its center. In the rest position, the plunger closes off a small orifice. Solenoid valves differ in the characteristics of the electric current use, the strength of the magnetic field they generate, the mechanism they use to regulate the fluid and the type and characteristics of fluid they control. An electric current through the coil creates a magnetic field. The magnetic field exerts an upwards force on the plunger opening the orifice. This is the basic principle that is used to open and close solenoid valves.
Lexair solenoid valves are the most frequently used control elements in fluidics. Their tasks are to shut off, release, dose, distribute or mix the fluids. They are found in many application areas. Solenoids offer fast and safe switching, high reliability, long service life, good medium compatibility of the materials used, low control power and compact design.
Solenoid valves from Lexair are used wherever fluid flow has to be controlled automatically. Solenoid valves are being used to an increasing degree in the most varied types of plants and equipment. The variety of different designs which are available enables a valve to be selected to specifically suit the application in question. According to the mode of actuation, a distinction is made between direct-acting valves, internally piloted valves and externally piloted valves. A further distinguishing feature is the number of port connections or the number of flow paths.
In most control applications, it is necessary to start or stop the flow in the circuit to control the fluids in the system. An electronically-operated solenoid valve us usually used for this purpose. By being solenoid actuated, solenoid valves can be positioned in remote locations and may be conveniently controlled by simple electrical switches.
Solenoid valve applications include a broad range of industrial settings. They include general on-off control, plant control loops, process control systems and various original equipment manufacturer applications, to name but a few.
Lexair offers a most extensive selection of solenoid valves including Poppet, Mini-1, Hi-Cyclic and Tom Pinch. Solenoid valve applications include:
Lexair makes the best solenoid valves in the industry. For over 44 years, all of our products have been guaranteed and we are keeping it that way. We devote all of our attention directly to our customers. Our solenoid valves are all tested in-house following very strict quality guidelines. Since we began operation, we have been committed to bringing top of the line products and customer service that can’t be beat.