Motion Control – High Performance “Pick & Hold” Solenoid Driver Modules from OES!

Motion Control – Pick & Hold Solenoids
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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control – A compact, PWM, high performance Pick-and-Hold Solenoid Driver Module, the PH-ET series from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is designed to energize one or two solenoids independently. It avoids overheating of the energized solenoid coils even for indefinite hold times.

By design, after applying an initial higher voltage to the solenoid coil to provide the necessary force (torque) to seat the plunger, the voltage then drops down to a level sufficient to maintain the plunger in the seated position without overheating. Using the onboard potentiometers, the pick voltage timing and hold voltage are easily adjusted for a specific application without having to compromise performance.

This Eco-Friendly, module is based on a micro-controller that can easily be reprogrammed for your application. Available off-the-shelf, this Pulse-Width Modulated “Pick and Hold” module operates on a single supply voltage from +9 VDC to +50 VDC. The “Holding” current is up to 4 Amps RMS with a peak or “Pick” current of 15 Amps for high force and/or acceleration. The snubber or fly-back diodes are incorporated to suppress voltage spikes. The module accepts a TTL command voltage of 0 to 3 VDC, or 4 to 20 mAmp signals.

This compact 76.2 mm x 76.2 mm x 21.6 mm (3.00 in. x 3.00 in. x .85 in.) highly efficient, “Pick and Hold” module is easy to integrate into new and existing applications and an optional DIN Rail Mount Bracket is also available. The Pick-and-Hold Solenoid Driver Module is ideal for driving: Solenoids, valves, relays, actuators, DC motors including voice coil and moving magnet linear motors, hydraulics, electromagnets, and LEDs.

Other available modules include: Selectable low/high side driver, and serially controlled solenoid driver.

About OES – Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a manufacturer of motion control products including: Stepper motor controllers and drivers, solenoid electronics, and positioning stages and slides. Applications include: Animation, automated assembly systems, automation, CNC machines, flight simulation, inspection systems, linear and rotary stages, machine tools, medical devices, motion control camera boom systems, optical comparators, CMMs, pan-tilt gimbals, PCB assembly & inspection, pick-and-place, positioning stages, robotics, scanners, security cameras, telescope drive mechanisms, time-lapse photography and winders.

Some of the industries OES serves are: Aerospace, Astronomy, Chemical, Communications, Educational Institutes, University, Colleges, Government Agencies, National Labs, Manufacturing, Medical, Metrology, Military, Motion Control, Museum, News Agencies, Semiconductor and Test Equipment. Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc’s. competitive advantage is its state-of-the-art in-house manufacturing facility in North America enabling OES to supply clients with custom designed orders or high volume just-in-time deliveries globally.

For additional information, contact sales team at: OES, 6901 Woodley Ave.; Van Nuys, CA 91406; Telephone: 888-777-1826 or +1 818-222-9200, FAX +1 818-436-0446 or E-Mail: or visit the website at

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