Directional control valves are the equivalent of relays controlling the flow of electricity in automation systems. NITRA general-purpose solenoid-actuated directional air valves are electrically controlled, and are typically used to actuate pneumatic cylinders, resulting in mechanical movement. A variety of body styles and configurations are available.
Before purchasing a solenoid valve, be sure to do enough research to select the proper valve for your needs. Take note of what specifications will be required for the system, and consider what type of fluid will be used in operation. Also, take into consideration what type of material should be selected for the seals. Whether your equipment uses steam, gas, or air, selecting the right solenoid valve is crucial to its proper operation.