Electromagnetic Actuators

Ingression 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)

Solenoid Troubleshooting

While Magnet-Schultz of America designs solenoids to perform above and beyond the expectations of its customers, there are constraints to the capabilities of any given design. Environmental factors, power supply errors, and general lifecycle wear can all lead to solenoid failures. This guide outlines some of the common failure modes, and should assist in

Solenoid Valve Types

The latest entry in the Magnet-Schultz of America Solenoid 101 blog series is designed to explain the basic differences between common solenoid valve designs. This blog builds on our general overview of solenoid principles. Check our blog history for information on more technical concepts and feel free to make suggestions for future posts. Solenoid

Power Control Modules for Electronic Actuators Series, Part Two: Fundamentals of Pulse Width Modulation, Including Effects of DUTY CYCLE and INDUCTANCE Relating to On-Off Electromagnetic Devices

POWER CONTROL MODULES FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC ACTUATORS: PART TWO Edited by David Stockwell; Technical information provided by Roland Mueller & Simon Benik Fundamentals of Pulse Width Modulation, including effects of DUTY CYCLE and INDUCTANCE relating to On-Off Electromagnetic Devices. Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) is a fully electronic power control circuit which, when applied to electromagnetic

Power Control Modules for Electronic Actuators Series, Part Three: Fundamentals of Pulse Width Modulation

POWER CONTROL MODULES FOR ELECRONIC ACTUATORS SERIES, PART THREE Edited by David Stockwell; Technical information provided by Roland Mueller & Simon Benik Fundamentals of Pulse Width Modulation Exploring the effects of INDUCTANCE, FREQUENCY AND INPUT CURRENT RIPPLE relating to On-Off Electromagnetic Devices. Pulse Width Modulation, Theory of Operation, Effects of INDUCTANCE, FREQUENCY & INPUT

Power Control Modules for Electronic Actuators Series, Part One: Basics of Solenoid Operation Demonstrating the Need for Improved Power Control

POWER CONTROL MODULES FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC ACTUATORS: PART ONE Edited by David Stockwell; Technical information provided by Roland Mueller & Simon Benik Magnet-Schultz of America (MSA) discuses how to achieve smaller, higher performing, more energy efficient solenoids, and avoid heat issues by utilizing electronic power control techniques, such as Pulse Width Modulation (PWM). Driving electromagnetic actuators