High-performance ultra-miniature solenoid valve

The Lee Co.'s Technical Centers in Essex and Westbrook, CT, have developed the Series 120 solenoid valve, said to be the "world's smallest." Magnetically latched solenoid-valve features high-performance flow-switching characteristics and is said to be ideal for compact battery powered pneumatic applications, such as air piloting, lab automation (lab-on-a-chip), and other power-sensitive, OEM fl...

By Staff January 1, 2006

The Lee Co.’s Technical Centers in Essex and Westbrook, CT, have developed the Series 120 solenoid valve, said to be the “world’s smallest.”

Magnetically latched solenoid-valve features high-performance flow-switching characteristics and is said to be ideal for compact battery powered pneumatic applications, such as air piloting, lab automation (lab-on-a-chip), and other power-sensitive, OEM flow-switching devices. It needs only a 1 ms pulse to switch the state of the valve: +5 V dc to open; and -5 V dc to close. The company says that it is well suited for compact battery-powered pneumatic applications. It measures 0.12-in. O.D. x 0.40-in. long and weighs only 300 mg.

Lee warranties the quality of its valves, and will promptly repair or replace them within a four-year period, or the products’ published cycle life, whichever is less.

www.theleeco.com/120

  • World’s smallest’ check valve

  • Light weight

  • Magnetically latched, bi-stable design

  • Two-way operation (air/gas pilot)