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New Super Stroke Solenoid From Geeplus Changes the Game
Beckenham, United Kingdom – Doubling the useful stroke of a standard solenoid, Geeplus has developed a super stroke solenoid with applications in gas or fluid control systems or as an aid to tension control in filament or web handling machinery.
The result of a special implementation of their tubular solenoid design, Geeplus has modified the geometry of the pole‐piece and magnetic return path to produce a device which develops useful force over an exceptionally long stroke with a flat force characteristic and having many of the characteristics of a proportional solenoid allowing approximate position control over a large linear stroke.
By using many of the components of the tubular solenoid range the super stroke solenoid becomes a cost‐effective solution compared to other long‐stroke actuators or proportional solenoid designs.
A good replacement for small air cylinders in applications where a few linear actuators are needed, but where air supply is otherwise not required, machinery can be made independent of air supply with elimination of compressors, airline, and air preparation equipment and their associated maintenance.
By allowing approximate proportional control over a long linear stroke, the force is approximately proportional to applied current, and is uniform over the operating stroke. This characteristic can be used to control tension of wire, fibers, or web material, or can be applied against a spring to realise an actuation system where position can be controlled proportional to the applied current.
Available in four sizes with 32 and 38mm diameters, the long stroke version delivers 3N at 20mm compared with 5N at 10 -12mm from a standard solenoid. The larger long stroke models deliver 5N at 32mm.
Built to maintain operational reliability over many millions of cycles, the super stroke solenoid is undergoing further development to provide larger and custom designed devices.
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