Direct Acting Plastic Valves


Our range of cost-effective direct acting solenoid valves with plastic bodies can be supplied in normally closed, normally open and latching (bistable) versions.


The normally closed 2 way direct acting valves feature a simple robust operating mechanism consisting of a magnetic stainless steel armature and a solenoid coil.  The armature has a nitrile rubber seal at one end which is used to close the valve's orifice, when the solenoid coil is energised the armature is attracted into the coil and the orifice is uncovered allowing water to flow through the solenoid valve, de-energizing the coil allows the return spring to move the armature and seal back to their original position closing the orifice and stopping the water flow.

Normally open solenoid valves have a different arrangement of coil and spring, with the spring holding the valve open and the coil being used to pull the armature and seal into a position that closes off the orifice.

Latching direct acting solenoid valves are similar in construction to normally closed valves but incorporate a small permanent magnet into the armature, this ensures that a short electrical pulse moves the armature into the coil and the magnet then causes the armature to stick (or latch) onto the fixed armature at the end of the coil. Reversing the pulse direction cause the coil to generates a reversed magnetic field that nulls out the permanent magnet’s magnetic field unlatching the armature and allowing the spring to close the valve.

Our direct acting plastic solenoid valves are available in a range of sizes, voltages and connection types.  Unlike servo-assisted (pilot operated) solenoid valves, direct acting valves rely entirely on the force that the coils magnetic field is able to generate on the armature, this does limit the range of orifice sizes and pressures that direct acting solenoid valves are able to work at, however a distinct advantage of direct acting solenoid valves is that they are able to operate at zero pressure making them ideal for applications that operate at very low pressure, they also offer near instantaneous operation.

We also offer a selection of media-separated (dry-armature) direct acting solenoid valves, the advantage of these valves is there is no contact between the media and any metallic parts (such as the armature and spring), this is particularly useful in applications involving food stuffs or aggressive liquids.

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1/4" BSP male connections, 2-way normally closed solenoid valve, 230V AC
Stock Code: 700A22CZ 230AC
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1/4" BSP male connections , 2-way latching solenoid valve, 3-mm orifice, 12V DC
Stock Code: 700A30BT 12V
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1/4" BSP male connections , 2-way latching solenoid valve, 3-mm orifice, 12V DC Faston
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1/4"BSP male connections, 2-way, 3-mm orifice, normally closed, 230V AC
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1/4"BSP male connections, 2-way normlly open solenoid valve, 3-mm orifice, 230V AC
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6-mm push fit connections, 2-way, 2.2-mm orifice, latching, 12V DC
Stock Code: 701A22BT 12V
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6-mm push fit connections, 2-way normally closed solenoid valve 2.2-mm orifice, 12V
Stock Code: 701A22CZ 12VAC
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6-mm push fit connections, 2-way, 2.2-mm orifice, normally closed, 230V AC
Stock Code: 701A22CZ 230AC
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6-mm push fit connections, 2-way, 2.2-mm orifice, normally closed, 24V DC
Stock Code: 701A22CT 24V DC
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6-mm push-fit connections, 2-way normally open solenoid valve, 2.2-mm orifice, 230V AC
Stock Code: 701A22AT 230AC
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6-mm push fit connections, 2-way latching solenoid valve, 3-mm orifice, 12V DC
Stock Code: 701A30BZ 12V
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6-mm push fit connections, 2-way, 3-mm orifice, normally closed, 230V AC
Stock Code: 701A30CZ 230AC
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6-mm push fit connections, 2-way normally open solenoid valve, 3-mm orifice, 230V AC
Stock Code: 701A30AT 230AC
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2 way normally closed direct acting solenoid valve - 4.0 mm orifice FPM seal - Hosetail connections - 12V AC
Stock Code: E135PV40/30A
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5-mm push fit connections, 2-way normally closed solenoid valve, 3-mm orifice, 230V
Stock Code: 702A30CZ 230V
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5-mm push fit connections, 2-way normally open solenoid valve, 3-mm orifice, 12V AC/DC
Stock Code: 702A30AT 12V
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5-mm push fit connections, 2-way normally open solenoid valve, 3-mm orifice, 12V AC/DC
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4-mm push fit connections, 2-way, 1.6-mm orifice, latching, 12V DC
Stock Code: 703A16BT 12V
Our Price: 39.38
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4-mm push fit connections, 2-way, 2.2-mm orifice, normally closed, 230V AC
Stock Code: 703A22CZ 230V AC
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4-mm push fit connections, 2-way, 2.2-mm orifice, normally open, 230V AC
Stock Code: 703A22AT 230AC
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4-mm push fit connections, 2-way normally open solenoid valve, 3-mm orifice, 230V AC
Stock Code: 703A30AT 230AC
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2-way dry-armature solenoid valve, 8-mm oriifice 230v AC
Stock Code: R550S80-A/1 230V
Our Price: 18.59
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8-mm push-fit solenoid valve 1.6-mm orifice NBR seal 24V AC
Stock Code: 1145BCK 24AC
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8-mm push-fit solenoid valve 4.0-mm orifice NBR seal 24V AC
Stock Code: 1145BCX 24AC
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8-mm push-fit solenoid valve 2.0-mm orifice NBR seal 24V AC
Stock Code: 1145BCY 24AC
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1/4" BSP male connections, 2-way dry-armature, latching, 6V Faston
Stock Code: 803C80EZ 6V
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3/8" push-fit connections, solenoid valve 2-way normally closed,  12V AC
Stock Code: 1196BC DA12V
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1/4" BSP male connections, 2-way dry-armature, normally closed, 230V AC 1m cable
Stock Code: 803E60EO 230V
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1/4" BSP male inlet, hosetail outlet, 2-way dry-armature, normally closed, 230V AC 1m cable
Stock Code: 805E60EO 230V
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10-mm Hosetail inlet/outlet, 2-way dry-armature, normally closed, 230V AC faston
Stock Code: 806C60AZ 230V
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1/4" BSP male inlet, hosetail outlet, 2-way dry-armature, normally closed, 12V DC faston
Stock Code: 805C30EZ 12VDC
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2 way normally closed direct acting solenoid valve - 4.0 mm orifice FPM seal - Hosetail connections - 24V AC
Stock Code: E135PV40/2/30B
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