Pneumatic Solenoid/Pilot-Operated Control Valves

A pneumatic solenoid valve is used to direct or stop the flow of compressed air in a pneumatic system. Sometimes called a directional control valve, they are used in automation and control applications to actuate tools, cylinders and larger industrial valves. RS Components offer an extensive selection of high-quality valves from leading brands including SMC, Festo, Parker, Norgren and of course RS PRO.

How are they activated?

Pneumatic solenoids can be energised in various ways including solenoid operated or air-pilot operated.

Solenoid Operated Valves

Solenoid valves have an electrical coil attached to the valve. Solenoid valves use a small electrical current to send a signal to the internal spool or poppet mechanism which opens or closes the valve. Coil control voltages are usually 12 Vdc, 24 Vac, 24 Vdc, 120 Vac and 240 Vac.

Air- Pilot Operated Valves

This type of valve requires an external air source to operate, instead of an electrical signal the valve opens and closes by air pressure which is applied to the piston or diaphragm. This can be achieved either by an electrical solenoid in another location. Alternatively, the valve can be internally air-piloted by a smaller integrated solenoid.

How do you mount them?

Solenoid valves can be mounted on DIN rail or on a manifold. A manifold is a mounting block that allows two or more valves to be mounted in a centralised location. Manifolds can be a single block or modular for easy maintenance.

How are Pneumatic Valves Classified?

Pneumatic solenoid valves are characterized by a standard numbering system consisting of two numbers. The first number represents the number ports valve has and the second number represents the number of states the valve has. The most common types are 2-way and 3-way valves which can be N/O (normally open) or N/C (normally closed). For example, a 2/2 valve has two ports (in/out) and two states (open/closed). A 3/2 valve has three ports and two states. Pneumatic solenoid valves typically have two, three or five ports.

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Our pneumatic valves come in a wide range of configurations, pressure ranges, port sizes, thread sizes, body materials and mounting types to suit all your industrial automation and pneumatic requirements.


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Description Price Manufacturer Series Mounting Style Function Connection Port Thread Actuation Type Solenoid Fitted Body Material Maximum Flow Rate Solenoid Voltage Solenoid Power Consumption Minimum Operating Pressure Minimum Operating Temperature Maximum Operating Temperature Configuration
RS Stock No. 389-5895
Mfr. Part No.PS1-E186
BrandParker
SGD122.62
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PS1 DIN Rail Manifold 4/2 - Solenoid/Spring - - 200L/min - - 3bar -15°C +60°C -
RS Stock No. 389-6012
Mfr. Part No.PVL-B121606
BrandParker
SGD105.49
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PVL Block, DIN Rail 5/2 G 1/8 Pilot/Spring - Plastic 900L/min - - 2bar -15°C +60°C -
RS Stock No. 389-5902
Mfr. Part No.PS1-E191
BrandParker
SGD129.45
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PS1 DIN Rail Manifold 4/2 - Solenoid/Solenoid - - 200L/min - - 3bar -15°C +60°C -
RS Stock No. 389-5873
Mfr. Part No.PS1-E116
BrandParker
SGD76.93
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PS1 DIN Rail Manifold 3/2 - Solenoid/Spring - - 200L/min - - 3bar -15°C +60°C -
RS Stock No. 389-5867
Mfr. Part No.PS1-E111
BrandParker
SGD73.15
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PS1 DIN Rail Manifold 3/2 - Solenoid/Spring - - 200L/min - - 3bar -15°C +60°C -
RS Stock No. 389-5889
Mfr. Part No.PS1-E181
BrandParker
SGD107.85
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PS1 DIN Rail Manifold 4/2 - Solenoid/Spring - - 200L/min - - 3bar -15°C +60°C -
RS Stock No. 389-6208
Mfr. Part No.B436000XXF
BrandParker
SGD397.52
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B4 DIN Rail Manifold 5/2 G 1/4 Pilot/Spring - Metal 1170L/min - - 1.5bar -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 389-6214
Mfr. Part No.B426AXXXXF
BrandParker
SGD89.71
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B DIN Rail Manifold 5/2 G 1/4 Solenoid/Solenoid - Metal 1170L/min - - 1.5bar -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 410-567
Mfr. Part No.P2LBX512ESNDDN
BrandParker
SGD101.37
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Viking Xtreme - 5/2 G 1/4 Solenoid/Spring - Anodised Aluminium 38L/min - - - -40°C +60°C -
RS Stock No. 777-176
Mfr. Part No.DX1-421-70
BrandParker
SGD100.75
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DX Manifold 5/2 - Pilot/Spring - Aluminium 1230L/min - - - -20°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 389-6179
Mfr. Part No.B325BXXXXH
BrandParker
SGD64.92
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B DIN Rail Manifold 5/2 G 1/8 Solenoid/Pilot - Metal 960L/min - - 1.5bar -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 757-9534
Mfr. Part No.P32TA14SCNA2CN
BrandParker
SGD334.53
Each
units
P32 Stand-Alone 3/2 G 1/2 Solenoid/Spring Yes Aluminium 97SCFM 24V dc - 3bar -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 410-539
Mfr. Part No.P2LBX512PS
BrandParker
SGD111.05
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Viking Xtreme - 5/2 G 1/4 Pilot/Spring - Anodised Aluminium 380L/min - - 1.5bar -40°C +60°C -
RS Stock No. 777-132
Mfr. Part No.DX1-406-70
BrandParker
SGD100.75
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DX Manifold 5/2 - Pilot/Pilot - Aluminium 1230L/min - - - -20°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 389-6157
Mfr. Part No.B345000XXH
BrandParker
SGD379.17
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B3 DIN Rail Manifold 5/2 G 1/8 Pilot/Pilot - Metal 960L/min - - 1.5bar -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 410-646
Mfr. Part No.P2LCX513ESNDDN
BrandParker
SGD189.62
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Viking Xtreme - - G 3/8 Solenoid/Spring - Anodised Aluminium 720L/min - - - -40°C +60°C -
RS Stock No. 410-628
Mfr. Part No.P2LAX511PP
BrandParker
SGD105.06
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Viking Xtreme - 5/2 G 1/8 Pilot/Pilot - Anodised Aluminium 190L/min - - 1.5bar -40°C +60°C -
RS Stock No. 410-612
Mfr. Part No.P2LBX512EENDDN
BrandParker
SGD165.43
Each
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Viking Xtreme - 5/2 G 1/4 Solenoid/Solenoid - Anodised Aluminium 38L/min - - - -40°C +60°C -
RS Stock No. 777-154
Mfr. Part No.DX1-606-713
BrandParker
SGD221.57
Each
units
DX Manifold 5/2 - Solenoid/Solenoid - Aluminium 1230L/min - - - -20°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 410-561
Mfr. Part No.P2LAX511ESNDDN
BrandParker
SGD111.64
Each
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Viking Xtreme - 5/2 G 1/8 Solenoid/Spring - Anodised Aluminium 19L/min - - - -40°C +60°C -