Design Talk: Latching Solenoid Valve for Compact, Portable Medical Equipment
Wed, 08/05/2009 - 10:44am
The evolution of medical equipment has expanded beyond the hospital environment and towards the home care and ambulatory environments, making portable, battery-operated variants of traditional stationary equipment more attractive. In today's culture, the persistent demand for reliable and innovative products compels companies to integrate new and more advanced technology into smaller packages.
Lee Company's miniature magnetic latching solenoid valve is designed on the 3-way HDI (high density interface) platform and optimized for applications that demand ultra-low power, low heat, and small size. The valve offers reliable bi-stable switching performance and momentary (10 msec maximum) pulses of current to switch its state resulting in a 5.5 milliwatt-sec per switch.