A solenoid is a wire coil that functions as an electromagnet when charged, converting electrical energy to mechanical. Youre likely to find solenoids in many switching devices and relays (actuators), interlocks, starter motors and valves....
AC laminated solenoids use an in-rush (instantaneous high input) current to deliver a large amount of force with their first stroke. Theyre used in electronic devices requiring immediate action, such as medical equipment, locks, industrial machinery and domestic appliances.
DC D-frame solenoids consist of a two-piece frame, designed to offer either push, pull, or push-pull forces. Theyre found in electromechanical relays, valves, and vehicle gear/transmission systems.