Tubular solenoids are on/off type actuators that, when energized, create force in a single direction. The return force has to be provided externally, with the help of a return spring. Some of the key features of these solenoids include high life expectancy, optimized for long strokes, and availability of customized solenoids, such as latching versions. These devices have a vast range of applications in locks, home appliances, safety products, vending machines, office machines, and medical instruments. The large-scale adoption of industrial automation technologies is also predicted to boost the product demand over the coming years.
Business Research Insights estimates that the global market for tubular solenoids will reach USD 485.2 million by 2028.
Below is a list of the 10 key manufacturers of tubular solenoids in 2023:
1. Johnson Electric
Johnson Electric is one of the leading providers of actuators, motors, motion subsystems, and related electro-mechanical parts that are used in industrial, automotive, and medical applications. The company was founded in 1959 in Shatin, Hong Kong and is a key supplier of tubular solenoids in sectors, such as smart metering, automotive, business equipment, medical devices, and home automation. Johnson Electric has also set up its production factories in around 22 countries.
2. TDS Co., Ltd.
TDS Co., Ltd. is one of the top manufacturers of solenoids and has its headquarters in Japan. The company was established in 1962 and offers a variety of solenoids, such as DC solenoids, solenoid valves, coils, and DS solenoid assemblies. TDS Group is known for producing more than 2,100 types of solenoids and has the capacity to manufacture around 8 million units every month.
3. Magnet Schultz Ltd.
Magnet Schultz Ltd., which is a part of the Magnet-Schultz Group, is one of the most renowned producers of solenoids, electromagnet, and actuator systems. The company was founded in 1912 and has its headquarters in Memmingen, Germany. The U.K. branch of Magnet Schultz records revenues worth USD 502 million (EUR 460 million) each year and invests nearly USD 49.1 million (EUR 45 million) in capital equipment and R&D.
Shindengen is a major producer of rotary, linear, hydraulic, and custom solenoids and lock units and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company was founded in 1949 and took over the rectifier and semiconductor departments of Dengen Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Shindengen manufactures a vast range of electric power systems, power semiconductor devices, solenoids, and automotive electronic products.
Delta Electronics is an electronics manufacturing company based in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The company was established in 1971 and is a global supplier of thermal and power management solutions. Delta mainly operates in business categories, such as automation, power electronics, and infrastructure. It offers energy efficient power products and has created the world’s first server power supply that has been certified as 80 Plus Titanium.
Kendrion is a manufacturer of solenoids and actuators that are used in several automotive applications. Founded in 1911 in Germany, the company designs, manufactures, and supplies personalized electromagnetic actuators, locking, linear, rotary & oscillating solenoids, and solenoid pinch valves.
7. Dongguan Sifan
Dongguan Sifan Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. is one of the major companies dealing in the production, R&D, and sales of solenoid valves and electromagnets. The company is located in the Guangdong province of China and was established in 2016. Its products and solutions are mainly used in fields, such as medical equipment, home appliances, office apparatuses, fitness equipment, and smart toys.
8. Deltrol Corp.
Deltrol Corp. is considered a world leader in the design and production of hydraulic components & systems and electromechanical controls. The company has been in operation since 1963 and has its headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. Deltrol has divided its business units into three divisions: Deltrol Fluid Products, Deltrol Controls, and Fluid Power and Controls Co., Ltd.
Curtiss-Wright Corporation is one of the key developers of a wide range of products including tubular solenoids. The firm has its headquarters in Davidson, North Carolina, U.S. and was established in 1929. Curtiss-Wright makes several components that are widely used in aircraft, such as aircraft controls, actuators, valves, and surface-treatment solutions. The company is also known to supply its products and services to industrial, commercial, defense, and energy industries and manufactures components for naval and commercial nuclear power systems.
10. NSF Controls
NSF Controls is a British designer and producer of custom-made switch and solenoid solutions. The company was established in 1932 in Keighley, West Yorkshire, U.K. and specializes in the manufacturing of linear, rotary, latching, and stepping solenoids. The company’s switches and solenoids are used in many security & defense applications, for utilities, automotive, medical & leisure operations, and commercial & industrial automation.
Road Ahead for Tubular Solenoids
The tubular solenoids industry is expected to grow at a notable pace in the future due to the rising demand for safety products and home appliances. Factors, such as industrialization and urbanization are likely to play a vital role in boosting the demand for advanced tubular solenoid solutions that ensure safety and durability of various devices.