AutoQuiz: How Many Routing Ports are on Pneumatic Solenoid Valves?

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Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from ISA’s new course, Control Valve Mechanics and Operations from Analog to DigitaAutoQuiz20150522l. The class, which is offered June 22-26, takes a deep dive into the control valve’s mechanical composition, actuation and positioning accessories, including a detailed study of digital valve controllers. The class is hands-on and lab intensive, and is designed to offer a real-world, working knowledge of valve mechanical configurations, valve operations and positioner calibrations.

Solenoids can be:

A) 2-way
B) 3-way
C) 4-way
D) 5-way
E) All of the above

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The correct answer is E, all of the above.

A pneumatic solenoid valve is a switch for routing air to any pneumatic device. A solenoid consists of a core, which channels the air to the appropriate port, coupled to a smaller linear solenoid. The valve allows a small current applied to the solenoid to switch a large amount of high pressure air. Pneumatic solenoids may have two, three or more output ports (and the requisite number of vents).

Want to learn more about control valves?  Sign up for ISA’s new course, Control Valve Mechanics and Operations from Analog to Digital. Use the special quiz discount code JUNTS18 when you register for the course to get the class for half off. Register at this page: http://bit.ly/1ElxhX0

 

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