New White Paper: "The Insider's Guide to Applying Miniature Solenoid Valves," from ASCO Valve

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - April 11, 2011 - A new white paper, "The Insider's Guide to Applying Miniature Solenoid Valves," consolidates the expert views of designers and manufacturers to provide a step-by-step resource for applying miniature solenoid valves for myriad uses across multiple industries.

The paper is available to download from

"Equipment designers frequently must incorporate miniature solenoid valves into their pneumatic designs. These valves are important components of medical devices and instrumentation as well as environmental, analytical, and similar product applications," said white paper author Mike Elsigian, marketing manager, ASCO Valve, Inc.

In the white paper, Elsigian defines which requirements are critical for common applications. He details how the selection of miniature solenoid valves for the design of a given device usually involves finely balancing tradeoffs among competing pressures for reliability, service life, light weight, higher flow, optimized power use, standards compliance, and more.

Elsigian also highlights the introduction of newer valve technologies that can lessen or eliminate difficult compromises - while increasing performance. "New miniature solenoid valve technologies represent the fusion of several innovative approaches to meet the widest possible range of demands from knowledgeable designers across multiple industries," he said.

"All too often, these designers find themselves frustrated as they face compromise after compromise. Pressure for increasingly miniaturized devices complicates every step of the design and valve selection process. And missteps can wreak havoc," he said. "We're hoping that the expertise we provide will assist designers in achieving the balance they need for success among the variety of often-contradictory performance requirements demanded by their applications."

Download the new white paper, "The Insider's Guide to Applying Miniature Solenoid Valves," at

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