Solenoid Valves

PCI has a complete range of solenoid valves available in 2 way, 3 way and 5 way configurations. There are both zero differential and differential solenoid valves available depending upon your application. They are available in Brass, Stainless Steel, Nylon, Aluminium and Cast Iron. The 2 way and 3 way solenoid valves come in either a normally closed or normally open configuration. Solenoid Valves cover a wide range of media and pressure ranges so each will be best suited to an application. If you are having any problems choosing the correct valve please contact us. These are available in Geelong with same day express shipping.

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  • How Does a Solenoid Valve Work?

    A solenoid valve is an electromechanical device that uses an electric current to control the flow of fluids or gases. The valve has a coil of wire that surrounds a plunger, which is connected to a valve mechanism. When an electric current is applied to the coil, it generates a magnetic field that pulls the plunger towards the centre of the coil. This movement opens the valve, allowing fluid or gas to flow through. Once the current is turned off, the magnetic field disappears, and a spring or other mechanism returns the plunger to its original position, closing the valve and stopping the flow. 
     
  •  Types of Solenoid Valves

    There are several types of solenoid valves available, including the two-way solenoid valve, which has two ports and is used to control the flow of fluids or gases in a single direction. PCI also stocks three-way, four-way and five-way solenoid valves, which are used to control the flow of fluids or gases to different locations. Another popular type is a direct-acting solenoid valve, which uses a plunger to control the flow.  Meanwhile, a pilot-operated solenoid valve uses a diaphragm and, you guessed it, a pilot valve to control the flow.
     
  • What Makes Them Different to a Control Valve?

    There are a few factors that make solenoid valves and control valves different from each other, although both valves are used to control the flow of fluids or gases. Solenoid valves are electromechanical devices that use an electric current to control the opening and closing of the valve, while control valves are typically operated by hydraulic or pneumatic pressure. Another difference is that control valves are typically more complex in design and can be used to adjust the flow rate or pressure of the fluid or gas being controlled. In contrast, solenoid valves are typically smaller in size and simpler in design, making them more suitable for use in applications where space is limited, or a smaller flow rate is required.
     
  • When Should I Get a Solenoid Valve?

    Solenoid valves are most commonly used in industries including industrial automation, automotive manufacturing and healthcare. Within these industries, as well as others, they are used to control the flow of fluids or gases, and can also regulate pressure and temperature. These valves are most beneficial If you are working on a project that requires precise control over the flow of fluids or gases or if you need to automate a process that involves fluid or gas control. 
     
  • How long will my product take to get to me? 

    This depends upon where you are based and the freight method chosen. If the express freight option is selected it is usually next day delivery to metropolitan areas in Australia for under 5kg. If free freight has been selected it will go by road freight which can be anywhere from 1 to 10 days depending upon your location. It usually averages 3 days.
     
  • What warranty do I get?

    All of our products come standard with a 12 month warranty. The good news is we have very strict quality controls and all valves leave our warehouse tested (full material and testing certificates to API598 are available) and inspected so there are rarely any issues. Also once your valve is in and operating it will most likely continue to do so for a very long time.