Everything you need to know about Miniature Solenoid Valves
Miniature Solenoid Valves are an all-purpose, space saving, solution for a broad range of applications ranging from pharmaceutical, analytical and instrumentation. PIF takes a closer look at what Miniature Solenoid Valves do, what applications they're used for, and the key manufacturers of these handy types of solenoid valve.
What are Miniature Solenoid Valves?
Miniature Solenoid Valves are miniature general service, isolation, and pinch valves for the precise and reliable control of liquids and gases in medical equipment, analytical instrumentation, and industrial applications.
Applications for Miniature Solenoid Valves
Miniature Solenoid Valves can be found in a range of general service, isolation, pinch, proportional valves, and manifold assemblies for fluid control applications. Miniature valves are generally used for environmental controls, medical devices, pharmaceutical, analytical, scientific, marking/labelling, instrumentation, and textile industries, as well as for gas analysers, clinical diagnostic equipment, gas chromatographs, and dental equipment.
Key Manufacturers of Miniature Solenoid Valves
Parker also have a broad ranging catalogue of high speed miniature solenoid valves, with extremely low leak rates, that are ideal for medical device manufacturers. Their X-Valve is an ultra-miniature two-way, three-position valve. Despite its minuscule size, it handles flows to 10 lpm at 30 psig and its flow rates exceed other miniature solenoid valves in its class. Mainly because the coil and body are combined in a single unit with a unique flow design.
ASCO's miniature valve products are assembled, and 100 per cent factory tested, in an ISO Class 8 equivalent cleanroom. As well as their extensive range of miniature solenoid valves, they can also create customised assemblies, from minor modifications of a catalog product or a complete flow control solution, ASCO's engineering teams can assist.
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