Collection:3-Way Plastic Solenoid Valves
Explore Tameson’s wide range of 3-way plastic solenoid valves from various global manufacturers. 3-way plastic solenoid valves have three ports, and they are electromechanically controlled. The...
3-Way Plastic Solenoid Valves
Explore Tameson’s wide range of 3-way plastic solenoid valves from various global manufacturers. 3-way plastic solenoid valves have three ports, and they are electromechanically controlled. They can be normally closed (NC), normally open (NO), or bi-stable (latching). 3-way plastic solenoid valves can mix (two inlets and one outlet) or divert (one inlet and two outlets) the media. Certain solenoid valves can also work in both directions, which is called a universal circuit function. These solenoid valves are suitable for gasses and clean (non-viscous) media and are known for their quick response time (tenth to hundreds of milliseconds), good sealing properties, durability, and reliability.
Plastic solenoid valves are widely used across all industries due to their chemical resistance and low cost. PVC is the most common type of plastic used in solenoid valves. But it is important to understand the characteristics of your media to choose the right material for the solenoid valve. PVC solenoid valves are suitable for corrosive and non-corrosive media (seawater, most acids and bases, salt solutions, and organic solvents) and have a lesser price compared to brass or stainless steel solenoid valves. However, plastic solenoid valves typically have lower pressure and temperature ratings than their metal counterparts. The plastic options available for solenoid valves are listed below:
- Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)
- Teflon (PTFE)
- Polypropylene (PP)
- Polyamide (PA)
- Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
Always ensure that the chosen material for the valve suits the media. Additional selection criteria are but are not limited to the following: connection size, voltage, seal material, function, operation, pressure, temperature, bore size, approvals, and more. Also, there are special versions suitable for ATEX, gas approval, and medium-separate applications.