Pneumatic Solenoid 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. 209-9434
Mfr. Part No.VTA301-01
BrandSMC
SGD57.55
Each
units
VTA301 Stand-Alone 3/2 Rc 1/8 Spring/Pilot - Die Cast Aluminium 127.6NL/min - - 0MPa -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 196-7960
Mfr. Part No.SXE9574-A81-00/110VAC
BrandNorgren
SGD347.58
Each
units
SXE - 5/2 - Solenoid/Spring Yes Die Cast Aluminium 2450L/min 110V ac - 1.8bar -15°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 723-696
Mfr. Part No.EVT317-7DZ-02F-Q
BrandSMC
SGD107.18
Each
units
VT317 Stand-Alone 3/2 G 1/4 Spring/Solenoid Yes Die Cast Aluminium 687.05NL/min 240V ac 19VA 0MPa 0°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 268-2525
Mfr. Part No.133046
BrandBurkert
SGD143.12
Each
units
133 NAMUR - G 1/4 Pilot/Spring - Polyamide 1300L/min 24V ac/dc 2W 2bar -25°C +55°C 5/2
RS Stock No. 389-5873
Mfr. Part No.PS1-E116
BrandParker
SGD76.93
Each
units
PS1 DIN Rail Manifold 3/2 - Solenoid/Spring - - 200L/min - - 3bar -15°C +60°C -
RS Stock No. 234-5305
Mfr. Part No.SY3220-5LOU-C4-Q
BrandSMC
SGD155.29
Each
units
SY3000 Stand-Alone 5/2 - Solenoid/Pilot Yes Die Cast Zinc 196.3NL/min 24V dc 0.4W 0.1MPa -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 701-3090
Mfr. Part No.SY5340-5LOU-Q
BrandSMC
SGD158.10
Each
units
SY5000 Manifold 5/3 - Pilot/Pilot Yes Die Cast Aluminium 687NL/min 24V dc 0.4W 0.2MPa -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 885-2159
Mfr. Part No.VZ3120-5MNZ-M5-Q
BrandSMC
SGD147.21
Each
units
VZ3000 Base Mount - M5 x 0.8 Solenoid - Die Cast Aluminium - 24V dc 1.8W 0.15MPa -10°C 50°C 2-Position Single
RS Stock No. 762-2001
Mfr. Part No.SY5200-5U1
BrandSMC
SGD172.01
Each
units
SY5000 Stand-Alone 5/2 - Pilot/Pilot Yes - - 24V dc 0.4W - - - -
RS Stock No. 366-9646
Mfr. Part No.VP5006BJ411H00
BrandNorgren
SGD1,201.79
Each
units
VP50 Manifold 3/2 G 1/4 Pilot/Spring Yes Aluminium 1400NL/min 24V dc <1W 2bar 0°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 388-6936
Mfr. Part No.SYJA712-01F
BrandSMC
SGD99.49
Each
units
SYJA700 Stand-Alone - G 1/8 Pilot/Spring - - 490.75NL/min - - 0.15MPa -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 366-9630
Mfr. Part No.VP5006BJ111H00
BrandNorgren
SGD1,201.79
Each
units
VP50 Manifold 3/2 G 1/4 Pilot/Spring Yes Aluminium 1400NL/min 24V dc <1W 2bar 0°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 389-5867
Mfr. Part No.PS1-E111
BrandParker
SGD73.15
Each
units
PS1 DIN Rail Manifold 3/2 - Solenoid/Spring - - 200L/min - - 3bar -15°C +60°C -
RS Stock No. 703-6472
Mfr. Part No.R414002413
SGD670.13
Each
units
ED02 Manifold 3/3 G 1/8 Solenoid/Solenoid Yes Aluminium, Chromated Steel 100L/min 24V dc - 10bar 0°C +70°C -
RS Stock No. 494-3248
Mfr. Part No.SY3440-5LOU-Q
BrandSMC
SGD156.11
Each
units
SY3000 Manifold 5/3 - Pilot/Pilot Yes Die Cast Zinc 294.5NL/min 24V dc 0.4W 0.2MPa -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 121-5881
Mfr. Part No.VUVG-LK10-M52-AT-M7-1H2L-S
BrandFesto
SGD82.72
Each
units
VUVG Inline 5/2 M7 Solenoid/Spring Yes Aluminium Alloy 180L/min 24V dc 0.7W 2.5bar -5°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 907-6567
Mfr. Part No.SV1100-5FUD
BrandSMC
SGD86.05
Each
units
SV1000 Plug In 5/2 - Solenoid/Solenoid - Die Cast Aluminium - 24V dc 0.6W 0.15MPa -10°C +50°C 5 Port 2 Position Single
RS Stock No. 367-0179
Mfr. Part No.SY3160-5LOU-C6-Q
BrandSMC
SGD111.58
Each
units
SY3000 DIN Rail 5/2 - Solenoid/Pilot Yes Die Cast Zinc 196NL/min 24V dc 0.4W 0.15MPa -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 839-3060
Mfr. Part No.SY7120-3DZ-02T
BrandSMC
SGD138.72
Each
units
SY7000 Manifold 5/2 NPTF 1/4 Solenoid/Pilot Yes Die Cast Aluminium - 110V ac 1.1VA 0.15MPa - +50°C -
RS Stock No. 797-5077
Mfr. Part No.VT307-5D1-02F-Q
BrandSMC
SGD68.93
Each
units
VT307 Manifold 3/2 G 1/4 Solenoid/Solenoid Yes Die Cast Aluminium - 24V dc 4 W, 4.2W 0MPa -10°C +50°C -