05 Sep 16
A wide range of solenoid valve types are available depending on your specific application requirements. The various functions of a solenoid valve depend on the type of valve you have, and the operation you need the valve to perform. In order to understand the range of functions available to you, MGA Controls have produced this quick-start guide, telling you everything you need to know regarding the..

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02 Sep 16
Solenoid valves are available in a variety of materials and the correct type of valve will depend on its purpose. In order to retain a long service from your solenoid valve, it is important the correct one is chosen for the correct application. For your convenience, MGA Controls have compiled a list of the most common solenoid valve body materials, including their suitable applications. Plastic Solenoid..

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02 Sep 16
The material selection for solenoid valves is important in order to ensure longevity with your solenoid valve. A number of factors will contribute to the effectiveness of the solenoid valve, including the chemical properties of the media, solenoid valve application and the pressure that needs to be used. Below are some of the most commonly used solenoid valve seal materials. Polytrafluorethylene or..

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21 Apr 16
Safety valves offer vital protection to personnel and expensive machine parts, which is why MGA Controls recommends Herion safety valves for the ultimate in safety standards. Whether for mechanical or pneumatic presses, amusement park facilities, emergency brake systems, handling systems or robots, process control or special machines, Herion has a safety valve to suit the application and protect people..
29 Mar 16
IP converters for gas can be valuable tools in controlling the flow of gas in applications such as gas distribution networks. By controlling the output pressure of the gas, they can deliver the correct gas volumes precisely where it is needed for use. This can not only save on gas costs, it is also valuable in terms of safety by preventing potentially dangerous gas from venting to the environment...
23 Mar 16
The incredibly versatile solenoid valve has been a mainstay of industrial applications since the early 1900s. In this article, Paul Trevitt, Operations & Engineering Manager for Bürkert UK & Ireland, talks us through the evolving design improvements of these humble yet mighty valves. Solenoid valves are the most frequently used control elements in fluidics. Their role can be to shut-off,..
17 Mar 16
MGA Controls is a leading supplier of solenoid valves for the Process Industry. In this article, we give you an in-depth overview of what a solenoid valve is and how they function. What is a solenoid valve? A solenoid valve is an electromechanically operated valve. The valve is controlled by an electric current through a solenoid. In the case of a two-port valve the flow is switched on or off. With..

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08 Mar 16
The Buschjost 82400 Solenoid operated diaphragm valve has been specially designed to handle water in the treatment process of wastewater. In this article, we explain why these versatile valves are ideal for chemical dosing applications. Water is one of the most valuable resources on Earth and individuals and companies alike are becoming more responsible about the effective treatment and recycling..
01 Mar 16
In this article, MGA Controls gives you our guide to gas solenoid valves. We explain what they are, how they function, common types and their typical applications. Gas solenoid valves are as versatile as they are useful. Translating electrical impulses, to open and close the valve, they control the flow of gas in a wide range of industrial and residential applications. What is a gas solenoid valve? Gas..

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09 Oct 14
How do solenoid valves work? Here’s the engineering behind solenoid valve operation – the solenoid valve uses an electromagnetic solenoid coil to change the state of a valve from open to closed or closed to open. If the solenoid valve is ‘normally closed’, when the coil is energized, the valve gets lifted open by the electromagnetic force produced by the coil. This is why a solenoid valve is..