Pneumatic Solenoid Valves

A pneumatic solenoid valve is used to direct or stop the flow of compressed air in a pneumatic system. Sometimes called a directional control valve, they are used in automation and control applications to actuate tools, cylinders and larger industrial valves. RS Components offer an extensive selection of high-quality valves from leading brands including SMC, Festo, Parker, Norgren and of course RS PRO.

How are they activated?

Pneumatic solenoids can be energised in various ways including solenoid operated or air-pilot operated.

Solenoid Operated Valves

Solenoid valves have an electrical coil attached to the valve. Solenoid valves use a small electrical current to send a signal to the internal spool or poppet mechanism which opens or closes the valve. Coil control voltages are usually 12 Vdc, 24 Vac, 24 Vdc, 120 Vac and 240 Vac.

Air- Pilot Operated Valves

This type of valve requires an external air source to operate, instead of an electrical signal the valve opens and closes by air pressure which is applied to the piston or diaphragm. This can be achieved either by an electrical solenoid in another location. Alternatively, the valve can be internally air-piloted by a smaller integrated solenoid.

How do you mount them?

Solenoid valves can be mounted on DIN rail or on a manifold. A manifold is a mounting block that allows two or more valves to be mounted in a centralised location. Manifolds can be a single block or modular for easy maintenance.

How are Pneumatic Valves Classified?

Pneumatic solenoid valves are characterized by a standard numbering system consisting of two numbers. The first number represents the number ports valve has and the second number represents the number of states the valve has. The most common types are 2-way and 3-way valves which can be N/O (normally open) or N/C (normally closed). For example, a 2/2 valve has two ports (in/out) and two states (open/closed). A 3/2 valve has three ports and two states. Pneumatic solenoid valves typically have two, three or five ports.

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Our pneumatic valves come in a wide range of configurations, pressure ranges, port sizes, thread sizes, body materials and mounting types to suit all your industrial automation and pneumatic requirements.


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Description Price Manufacturer Series Mounting Style Function Connection Port Thread Actuation Type Solenoid Fitted Body Material Maximum Flow Rate Solenoid Voltage Solenoid Power Consumption Minimum Operating Pressure Minimum Operating Temperature Maximum Operating Temperature Configuration
RS Stock No. 912-1077
Mfr. Part No.EVS7-6-FG-S-8CVO-Q
BrandSMC
€102.03
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EVS Manifold - - Solenoid/Spring - - 1200L/min - 1.8W 0.1MPa -10°C +60°C 5/2
RS Stock No. 388-6835
Mfr. Part No.SYJ7120-5LOU-01F-Q
BrandSMC
€64.50
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units
SYJ7000 Stand-Alone 5/2 G 1/8 Solenoid/Spring Yes Die Cast Aluminium 626L/min 24V dc 0.4W 0.15MPa -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 797-5077
Mfr. Part No.VT307-5D1-02F-Q
BrandSMC
€38.92
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VT307 Manifold 3/2 G 1/4 Solenoid/Solenoid Yes Die Cast Aluminium - 24V dc 4 W, 4.2W 0MPa -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 234-5428
Mfr. Part No.SY3120-5LOU-C6-Q
BrandSMC
€78.90
Each
units
SY3000 Stand-Alone 5/2 - Solenoid/Pilot Yes Die Cast Zinc 225.7NL/min 24V dc 0.4W 0.15MPa -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 655-6824
Mfr. Part No.81513196
BrandCrouzet
€34.24
Each
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81 DIN Rail 3/2 - Pilot/Spring - - 300NL/min - - 3bar -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 494-3210
Mfr. Part No.SY3140-5LOU-Q
BrandSMC
€57.91
Each
units
SY3000 Manifold 5/2 - Solenoid/Pilot Yes Die Cast Zinc 294.5NL/min 24V dc 0.4W 0.15MPa -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 209-9434
Mfr. Part No.VTA301-01
BrandSMC
€38.30
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VTA301 Stand-Alone 3/2 Rc 1/8 Spring/Pilot - Die Cast Aluminium 127.6NL/min - - 0MPa -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 121-5875
Mfr. Part No.VUVG-LK10-B52-T-M5-1H2L-S
BrandFesto
€60.00
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VUVG Inline 5/2 Metric M5 Solenoid/Solenoid Yes Aluminium Alloy 195L/min 24V dc 0.7W 1.5bar -5°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 121-5890
Mfr. Part No.VUVG-LK14-M52-AT-G18-1R8L-S
BrandFesto
€54.10
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VUVG Inline 5/2 G 1/8 Solenoid/Spring Yes Aluminium Alloy 660L/min 24V dc 0.7W 2.5bar -5°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 797-5087
Mfr. Part No.VT307-5DZ1-01F-Q
BrandSMC
€41.87
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units
VT307 Manifold 3/2 G 1/8 Solenoid/Solenoid Yes Die Cast Aluminium - 24V dc 4 W, 4.2W 0MPa -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 388-6879
Mfr. Part No.SYJ7220-5LOU-01F-Q
BrandSMC
€90.27
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units
SYJ7000 Stand-Alone 5/2 G 1/8 Solenoid/Solenoid Yes Die Cast Aluminium 626L/min 24V dc 0.4W 0.1MPa -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 873-2503
Mfr. Part No.SY5140-5LOU-Q
BrandSMC
€56.36
Each
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SY5000 Base Mount - - Solenoid/Solenoid - Die Cast Aluminium 280L/min 24V dc 0.35W 0.15 (Internal) MPa, 0.25 (External) MPa -10°C +50°C 2-Position Single
RS Stock No. 121-5893
Mfr. Part No.VUVS-LK20-B52-D-G18-1C1-S
BrandFesto
€67.01
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units
VUVS Inline 5/2 G 1/8 Solenoid/Solenoid Yes Aluminium Alloy 550L/min 24V dc 2.4W 1.5bar -5°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 784-0044
BrandRS PRO
€85.33
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units
MNH NAMUR 5/2 G 1/4 Solenoid/Spring Yes - 1250L/min 12 V dc, 24 V dc, 110 V ac, 230 V ac 3W 2bar -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 388-6784
Mfr. Part No.SYJ712-5LOU-01F-Q
BrandSMC
€68.29
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SYJ700 Stand-Alone 3/2 G 1/8 Solenoid/Spring Yes Die Cast Aluminium 490.75NL/min 24V dc 0.55W 0.15MPa -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 750-8292
Mfr. Part No.SY5220-5LZ-01
BrandSMC
€72.17
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units
SY5000 Stand-Alone 5/2 Rc 1/8 Pilot/Pilot Yes Die Cast Aluminium 579NL/min 24V dc 0.45W 0.1MPa -10°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 121-5878
Mfr. Part No.VUVG-LK10-B52-T-M7-1R8L-S
BrandFesto
€72.72
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VUVG Inline 5/2 M7 Solenoid/Solenoid Yes Aluminium Alloy 195L/min 24V dc 0.7W 1.5bar -5°C +50°C -
RS Stock No. 121-4315
Mfr. Part No.MFH-5-1/4
BrandFesto
€137.22
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units
MFH Manifold, Threaded 5/2 G 1/4 Solenoid/Pilot No Aluminium 1000L/min 48 V dc, 240 V ac 4.5W 2.2bar -5°C +40°C -
RS Stock No. 410-612
Mfr. Part No.P2LBX512EENDDN
BrandParker
€107.85
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units
Viking Xtreme - 5/2 G 1/4 Solenoid/Solenoid - Anodised Aluminium 38L/min - - - -40°C +60°C -
RS Stock No. 686-2668
Mfr. Part No.SY5120-5DZ-01F-Q
BrandSMC
€67.04
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units
SY5000 Stand-Alone 5/2 G 1/8 Solenoid/Pilot Yes Die Cast Aluminium 579NL/min 24V dc 0.45W 0.15MPa -10°C +50°C -