Solenoid valves control the flow of liquid or gas media in all types of systems and products by allowing media flow when electrically energized or de-energized. These direct acting valves are used to shut off, release, dose, distribute or mix fluids or gasses and may have two or more ports to accomplish the task. Two-way solenoid valves have one inlet and one outlet port and a single orifice while three-way valves have three port connections and two valve orifices.

Valve Functions

Do you need a 2-Way on/off or a multi-port (3 way) valve?
Is it normally closed or normally open?
Will the valve operate on short or long cycle times?

Media Type

What type of gas or liquid is moving through the value?
Air or inert gas systems may have traces of oils or other chemicals that might affect valve components like seals
and body alloy.

Flow Rate

What is the approximate desired flow rate of the media?
Calculate the Flow Coefficient (Cv). Formulas areavailable online. Flow rates can be achieved through the combination of valve components including port and orifice size, applied pressure and more.

Available Power

Does the valve need to operate at a specific wattage?
Does it run off battery power?
Is energy conservation an imperative?
Conserving energy can be accomplished through a variety method including the selection of orifice size and pressures as well as using magnetic latching.

Operating Environments

Will the valve operate in high temperature, a corrosive or high vibration environment, with limited energy availability or limited space, or will it require specific agency approvals?
Environmental issues directly affect the selection of valve’s components.


What is the inlet size (port) and type?
What type of electrical connection is required... spades, leads, DIN, conduit?

Other Considerations

Multiple Lines

Does your system incorporate more than one line?
Are there multiple controls or operations needing valves?
Incorporating a manifold systems may be the most efficient solution to controlling multiple lines.

Valve Assembly

Based on the requirements of your system, might it be beneficial to outsource some subassembly operations?
Having your valves ship complete with all its components clocked to precise angle to fit your space, connections sealed and torqued properly, and electrical leads are terminated ready for finished assembly.

Supply Options

Need your valves delivered every two weeks, all at once or to have your inventory managed?
An almost unlimited number of supply options are available to ease your initial investment or maximize your available space. Whatever you need.