Irrigation Solenoid

Case Study

//Irrigation Solenoid

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Irrigation Solenoid2018-09-01T05:27:38-04:00

Project Description

Overview

A major OEM in the Irrigation market was seeking a custom solenoid design to control the operation of a new water control valve.

Challenges

  • Required direct bury compliance
  • High reliability (10 year service life)
  • Capacity demand exceed 100,000 pieces per week
  • Low energy consumption

Services Performed

  • Metallurgy evaluation to select stainless steel for plunger design
  • Magnetic circuit design to achieve specific force and energy consumption
  • Mechanical components and Tooling Design
  • Over-molding to achieve environmental requirements

Results

  • Delivered function samples and completed development in 3 months
  • Achieved electrical and function performance requirements with prototype tools
  • Product quality improvement has achieved less than 500PPM
  • Field population has exceeded 30 million pieces

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