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Velocity Control of Solenoids

It is often desirable to slow down a solenoid to avoid a crash or high impact on closure. The Airpot tunes the solenoid to obtain the fastest motion possible without noisy impact or damage to components.

Application Examples

In electronics assembly equipment (as shown below) a pull damping Airpot controls a solenoid which positions the grippers. The Airpot significantly reduces gripper impact.

In automatic diagnostic equipment it controls the travel of solenoid actuated dispensers and positioners as samples move from one station to another.

In silicon wafer transport mechanisms it prevents bounce and overshoot as solenoids lift wafers into position.

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To View the Best Model's Data Sheet: In the chart below CHOOSE a Damping Direction and CLICK on a Model that offers a force equal to or greater than the MAXIMUM Force in your application. We recommend PUSH damping for solenoid applications.

FORCE CAPACITY GUIDELINES**

MODEL 2K56 2K95 2K160 2K240 2K325 2K444
BORE (inches) 0.22 0.366 0.627 0.945 1.281 1.75
PULL DAMPING DIRECTION lbs force
(Starting from fully retracted position)
0.5 1.4 4 9 17 30
PUSH DAMPING DIRECTION lbs force
(Starting from fully extended position)
0.35 1 3 7 13 24
**Note: Best performance for each model will be achieved at or below input forces shown above. Maximum force capability is higher and is based on % of available volume displaced.

More details

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