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Air Solenoid Valve Assembly for POD
What is the Air Solenoid Valve: • The air solenoid valve is used in our detergent pod to apply air to our “Air Driven Chemical Valve” which when opened allows water to flow through the chemical injector and applies product out to the various functions. Air Driven Chemical Valve
How Does it Work: • The Air Solenoid Valve uses an electric coil to open and close air passages, when the coil is energized it changes the air flow from port “A” to port “B” in most applications port “A” is plugged off so there isn’t constant air flow. In some cases, we plug port “B” or neither of them depending on the application.
Helpful Information: • There is a red pushbutton on the front of each valve, this pushbutton is used for manual bypass, if the electrical part isn’t functioning, this is useful for testing purposes. This button also turns to lock it into place so if a function is staying on when you are not holding it this could be a possibility. • The coil is typically fed with 110vac but in some application can be used with 24vdc the best way to tell which system you have is by looking at the side of the coil.
Coil • We use a Turck block and Turck cable to apply power to the coil, the Turck cable has a built in LED indicator light when it is powered on. This indicator light is one of the quickest easiest ways to determine if you are getting power to the coil, if the light is one and the solenoid doesn’t open you most likely have a bad coil. If the light doesn’t come on you should inspect to see why you don’t have power going into it, possibly a bad fuse or relay inside the MCC.