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Does Your Solenoid Supplier Pass This Test?

It is 11:00 a.m. Thursday and you discover that you need 20 pieces of a solenoid you regularly purchase the next morning to finish an order for your most important customer. Can your present supplier have them in your hands Friday morning?

In most cases, Richway can!

We make systems type products too and we know the importance of having a supplier you can count on to do what others find impossible.

That's why we keep parts and finished goods on hand for all our standard solenoids and many of our "specials."

We bust ours to keep you on schedule. 

Here is a little about some of the materials we use.

430F Stainless Steel is the "solenoid grade" stainless used for many industrial duty solenoids. It offers good corrosion resistance and has the magnetic properties required for solenoids. Chief among the magnetic properties are low residual magnetism, so it does not become a permanent magnet, and good magnetic strength in the presence of a magnetic field. Note: There are other magnetic steels and stainless steels available, some having overall better properties, but cost and availability limit them to "super duty" applications. It is used for all our pole pieces and plungers.

316 Stainless Steel is a non-magnetic stainless steel with very good corrosion resistance. Like 430F, it is the standard for industrial duty solenoids. It is used for our springs and the lower barrel tubing.

Nylon is used for injection molded parts. Nylon offers good toughness and heat resistance and has good dimensional stability. We can mold very thin bobbin walls, which are important for good magnetic efficiency. We use a grade of Nylon which is excellent for our solenoid body over-molding.

Though not a material, passivation is an extremely important part of producing excellent quality solenoids. We use a triple bath, ultrasonic tank process and do a mechanical pre-cleaning before passivation.

Richway Industries, Ltd.    504 North Maple    P.O. Box 508    Janesville, Iowa   USA    50647
(800) 553-2404        (319) 987-2976        Fax (319) 987-2251
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