Electromagnetic Linear Actuators

Part One: High Security, Robust Locking Applications, Ball-Detent Locking Solenoids (Patent Application No. 14592511)

HIGH SECURITY, ROBUST LOCKING APPLICATIONS, BALL-DETENT LOCKING SOLENOIDS: PART ONE Edited by David Stockwell; Technical information provided by Roland Mueller & Simon Benik The need often arises to find a device that can securely lock the door to a room, the door or drawers of a cabinet, or even to securely hold independent sections

Linear Motor: A Single Coil, Bi-Directional, Electrohydraulic Valve Actuator

PART ONE: LINEAR MOTOR THREE PART SERIES Magnet-Schultz of America (MSA) reviews the concept, genesis of development, background and physical characteristics of a Linear Motor. Edited by David Stockwell; Technical information provided by Dr. Jonathan Gamble & Kevin Code INTRODUCTION In the “old days,” hydraulic valves were manually operated. In the hands of highly skilled

Permanent-Magnet/Electro-Magnetic Linear Actuators

Magnetic-latching functionality is employed in products we come across everyday, even though the mechanism by which this technology functions isn’t something most people think about. Being an engineer, I always feel the need to research and understand how things work. Because I’m also a bit of a professor at heart, I would like to share

Installation and Mounting of Solenoids

When designing a mechanical assembly, which incorporates a solenoid, one can avoid mounting pitfalls by exploring the unique advantages and disadvantages of the various installation approaches. 1. Installations where mounting screws are the optimal mounting option:  Many C-Frame and D-Frame solenoids can utilize mounting screws that sink directly into the solenoid’s frame. Because the solenoid