At RS Components we have a range of solenoids in stock to suit your applications. An essential component of switching devices and relays, a solenoid is a wire coil that functions as an electromagnet when charged, converting electrical energy to mechanical. The device creates a magnetic field from electric current and uses the magnetic field to create linear motion. Youre likely to find solenoids in many devices such as interlocks, starter motors, actuators and valves.
RS stock a complete range of solenoid solutions.
Linear solenoids are made from a wire coil wrapped in a corkscrew around a moveable metal core.
Tubular solenoids also create a push-pull force on a metallic core, using much the same principle. However, the tubular solenoid is encased in a metallic sleeve, helping minimise magnetic flux leakage.
Rotary solenoids again utilise a wire coil around a metal core, but in this case the core is disc-mounted.
We also stock holding magnets and other solenoid accessories, including replacement solenoid spring kits.
AC laminated solenoids use an in-rush (instantaneous high input) current to deliver a large amount of force with their first stroke. Theyre used in electronic devices requiring immediate action, such as medical equipment, locks, industrial machinery and domestic appliances.
DC D-frame solenoids consist of a two-piece frame, designed to offer either push, pull, or push-pull forces. Theyre found in electromechanical relays, valves, and vehicle gear/transmission systems.