IMI Precision Engineering has introduced the IMI Norgren Latching Solenoid Valve Array on CAN (LSC), a standard solenoid for all on-vehicle applications that incorporates CAN-BUS communication.
The LSC requires a single electrical connector and air supply, allowing for on-chassis field expansions with no additional wiring or air supply. For bodybuilders and dealers this offers an efficiency boost for accessory upgrades, with an installation time of as little as 10 minutes, the company said.
“With the latching solenoid valve technology, we are bringing to market a product that will help OEMs, bodybuilders and dealers reduces total cost of ownership, decrease power consumption, and reduces overall complexity,” said said Rachel Lahr, director of sales and marketing commercial vehicles at IMI Precision Engineering. “By developing one standard solenoid for all on-vehicle applications, this flexible assembly can change the way that OEMs manage their on-board controls.”
The compact array features new latching solenoid valve technology. The magnetic latching allows a single solenoid valve to replace a two-valve or shuttle combination, and the parasitic load of the solenoid is eliminated because power is not required to maintain the valve state.
Finally, the array assembly reduces part number complexity, and an additional bracket is not required for the assembly; it can simply be mounted directly onto a frame rail eliminating additional costs, the company said.