Bi-directional solenoids are constructed using two separate coils housed within one enclosure; they provide fast two-directional linear force.
By alternating the power to the respective solenoid coil, the shaft reciprocates providing a push and a pull function. On removing power to the solenoid, the shaft moves freely, it does not latch. See bistable solenoids for latching variants.
Within this range are light-duty open frame and heavy-duty square profile designs, both are body-mounted, or a compact cylindrical design which is nose-mounted.
Bi-directional solenoids come with a double shaft with stroke lengths from 3mm up to 8mm.
Standard voltages are 24V DC, 100%ED rated with flying leads or a plug connection; other voltages or duty cycles for increased force are available on request.