Implementation of custom solenoid valves in thermal management systems to accurately control flow rate can enable greater vehicle reliability and efficiency.
Next generation vehicles require better thermal management control. Controlling components and systems to optimal temperatures can offer increased reliability, efficiency, durability and safety. Developing custom solutions incorporating solenoid valves are emerging as attractive and cost-effective solutions.
These solutions may be obtained using a solenoid valve, a subset of similar solenoid valves or an array of different solenoid valve types. Typically, there are three main electromechanical solenoid valve types used in liquid cooled systems: binary, proportional and latching. The valve’s performance requirements determine what type must be used in each application. A binary and latching valve allow for two positions of flow control either fully open or fully closed. While a proportional valve allows the controller to vary the position of the flow restricting component, changing the fluid output.