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Parker solenoid valves

Types of solenoid valve

A solenoid valve is an automatically operated valve that removes the need for an engineer to operate a valve manually. They operate by using an electromagnetic solenoid coil to change the state of a valve from open to closed, or vice-versa. At Fluid Controls, we have a wide range of Parker Lucifer solenoid valves available. In this article, we will be discussing the different types of solenoid valves we have on offer and typical applications of solenoid valves

Parker 2-way solenoid valves

As official Parker solenoid valve distributors, we can provide a variety of Parker 2-way solenoid valves, including a large range of multipurpose direct and pilot operated models for all industrial applications requiring high-performance, safety and reliability. The 2-way bodies are made of brass or stainless steel and are compatible with most liquids and gases. In sizes from G1/8 to G3 with pressure range up to 100 bar.

Parker 2-way solenoid valve

3 and 4-way solenoid valves

Parker Lucifer offers a large series of 3-way direct operated valves in brass and stainless steel for all types of liquid and gas distribution applications. Specific 4-way valves are available, for the control of single or double acting cylinders. These valves have a long-life expectancy, fast response and low lubrication requirements, allowing them to readily meet all pneumatic conditions.

Types of solenoid valves

Actuator control valves

At Fluid Controls we supply many different types of solenoid valves, including Parker Lucifer actuator control valves. This range of 316L Stainless Steel solenoid valves is perfect for pneumatic actuator control in process industry applications. This series features both pipe-mounted (NPT 1/8, 1/4 or 3/8 size) and NAMUR compatible models in 3/2 and 5/2 varieties with 4mm and 8mm orifices.

Parker Lucifer solenoid valve

Explosion proof solenoid valves

Available in the Parker Lucifer solenoid valve product range is a unique choice of coils and housings. This modular concept enables many application requirements to be met, especially in the various explosion-proof protection classes. The full range of explosion proof versions conform to the latest ATEX standards and meet full European standards, as well as U.S. NEMA and UL standards.

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Applications of the solenoid valve

Solenoid valves can be used in any application where a clean (non-viscous) process media, such as very clean liquids/gases/light oils, needs to be controlled. Simple on/off valves are the most popular as many process lines only need flow or no flow. They can also be used in place of larger valves, such as electrically actuated ball valves, but without taking up anywhere near as much space. Operation is also much quicker than other valve technologies. Other solenoid operated valves use a more advanced technology. That means they can be used to proportionally control flow or pressure depending on a varying input signal.

For more information on the applications of a solenoid valve or to speak to one of our experts about Parker Lucifer solenoid valves get in touch today on 0118 970 2060 or email fluid@fluidcontrols.co.uk. As Parker solenoid valve distributors, we can assist you with your purchase from beginning to end.

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