Small-footprint solenoid valves offer big performance

Small-footprint solenoid valves offer big performance

Engineers are frequently tasked with designing portable or stationary instruments that have to meet highly demanding size, power and weight limitations. Nothing unusual in that, you might think. Well, yes, except there’s a caveat. These objectives must be met without sacrificing core attributes such as system-level performance and quality.

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Solenoid valves in full flow

Solenoid valves in full flow 

As engineers, we sometimes need that little bit more when it comes to the performance of our engineering components. OK, so this requirement is usually application dependent, but there are plenty examples in industry today that demand performance levels over and above that offered by standard products. And this includes solenoid valves.

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Oil and gas industry plugs into the latest seal technology

Oil and gas industry plugs into the latest seal technology 

As oil and gas wells continue to forage deeper and deeper, drilling, completion and production equipment is subject to ever-increasing hydrostatic pressures. What’s more, when equipment returns to the surface, pressure may remain within the tool, thus requiring a safe purging process.

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The medical device industry's quiet solenoid valve

The medical device industry’s quiet solenoid valve

Have you ever been frustrated by the inherent clicking noise that emanates from an energised solenoid valve? All that hard work put into the design of your medical device or instrument, with its sophisticated functionality and sleek good looks – all somewhat overshadowed by the click, click, click of metal-to-metal solenoid contact.

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Critical component protection in a small, lightweight package

Critical component protection in a small, lightweight package 

As engineers, we all appreciate the need to protect critical hydraulic and pneumatic components. Whether your industry is aerospace, oil and gas, motorsport or machine tools, etched safety screens that protect relief valves, nozzles and orifices from rogue particles of contamination and debris are an integral design requirement

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Delivering constant flow regardless of pressure changes

Delivering constant flow regardless of pressure changes

Whatever the application or industry, be it aerospace, oil and gas, or motorsport, when it comes to micro-hydraulics, flow control is a big deal. However, one specific parameter can spoil the party with regard to the successful deployment of flow control valves – pressure!

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Permanent, leak-proof seals for cross-port passageways

Permanent, leak-proof seals for cross-port passageways

Many of you will be familiar with the challenges of sealing cross-port passageways, particularly if the passageways in question are deep and/or difficult to access. Here at Lee Products our design and development teams have been busy overcoming this challenge.

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Solenoid valves that stay in state even during power loss

Solenoid valves that stay in state even during power loss

The design engineers among you will be aware of certain applications where traditional solenoid valves simply do not suffice. Such projects might include systems where the valve needs to stay in state during a power loss event, or battery-operated systems that need to exhibit long working life, or even power-critical systems with extended ‘on’ periods.

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Miniature positive displacement pumps aid self-priming at altitude

Miniature positive displacement pumps aid self-priming at altitude

Any design engineer tasked with specifying a miniature positive displacement (PD) fuel pump for small to medium unmanned aerial systems will be highly aware of the challenges in hand. Such challenges include self-priming at altitude and the need to reduce cavitation. With these thoughts in mind, our R&D team here at Lee Products set about creating an optimised solution. Following an intensive period of development we are now proud to unveil the company’s new family of high-quality Positive Displacement Pumps.

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