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What is a Voice Coil?

The latest entry in the Magnet-Schultz of America Solenoid 101 blog explains the basic concept and function of voice coils. This blog builds on our general overview of solenoid principles and applications, which can be found HERE. Check our blog history for information on more technical concepts and feel free to make suggestions for future

Duty Cycles Explained

Magnet-Schultz of America’s new Solenoid 101 series of blogs is designed to inform about the basic functions of solenoid products. We will start by tackling the fundamentals of solenoid terminology, function, and design. Future posts in the series will describe other MSA product categories and applications in a similar fashion, providing a quick and easy

Solenoid 101: What is a Solenoid?

Magnet-Schultz of America’s new Solenoid 101 series of blogs is designed to inform about the basic functions of solenoid products. We will start by tackling the fundamentals of solenoid terminology, function, and design. Future posts in the series will describe other MSA product categories and applications in a similar fashion, providing a quick and easy

MSA’s Capabilities Expand with the Benefit of Precision Automated Equipment

Magnet-Schultz of America, Inc. is happy to announce that we have added precision automated equipment that will drastically increase winding, welding, assembly, and testing capabilities. These additions have been selected to complement MSA's technical proficiencies and increase capacity while maintaining the highest expectations for quality. Delivering quality products is our priority, and cutting edge manufacturing

Haz-Loc® Certification

MAGNET-SCHULTZ OF AMERICA INTRODUCES Hazardous-Location and Explosion Proof Electro-Hydraulic Solenoid Coils with Worldwide Approvals June 28, 2016 – Westmont, IL -- Magnet-Schultz of America, Inc. (MSA), a leading innovator and manufacturer of solenoids, electromagnetic devices, and value added assemblies, introduces a family of electro-hydraulic coils which are certified for worldwide use in hazardous locations (gas

Ball-Detent Solenoids: Locking Devices Simplified

The Challenge: Engineers often desire a device which can provide an electrically actuated, high-force locking function. Quickly, they run into challenges finding a locking solenoid that will provide the force needed, in a reasonable size, as well as one which can operate within the constraints of their system’s power supply. They also face many

Developing a Preliminary Specification for Solenoids and Electromagnetic Devices

Developing a Preliminary Specification for Solenoids and Electromagnetic Devices When System Design Engineers are tasked with incorporating an electromagnetic device (i.e. a solenoid, electromagnet, voice coil, etc.) into a new product, it would be useful if they could readily access design “guidelines” that would help them to identify, quantify and then communicate the performance

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

HIGH SECURITY, ROBUST LOCKING APPLICATIONS, BALL-DETENT LOCKING SOLENOIDS: PART TWO Edited by David Stockwell; Technical information provided by Roland Mueller & Simon Benik BLOG 1 of this two-part series discussed the need for, and desired characteristics of a robust locking device, capable of providing a high hold force in a small package. It then went