Solenoid pinch valves control

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Zooz, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. Zooz

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    Hello,
    I'm trying to control solenoid operated pinch valves through a computer. The valves I'm using are from Cole Parmer:
    http://www.coleparmer.com/catalog/product_view.asp?sku=9830206

    The Control of the solenoid pinch valves is using digital output pins from a DAQ card. The digital output should be directly connected to the TTL input of the valves. The valve should open when the digital output is set high (5V) and close when the digital output is set low (0V). Since the valves I'm using are not TTL, I will need to use a TTL switch with the valves. I'm thinking of using this switch from Texas Instruments:
    http://www.ti.com/product/CD74HCT4316/technicaldocuments
    I'm confused about the switch part and the control. I hope you guys can help.
     
  2. mcgyvr

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    What specifically are you confused about?

    What DAQ card?
    Do they have a relay driver module or something for it?
     
  3. Zooz

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    I didn't choose the data acquisition (DAQ) card yet but it is going to be one from National Instruments.
     
  4. mcgyvr

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    So choose something that is capable of driving your solenoid directly without anything else..
    Or speak to their applications/technical department and define your needs.. They have modules to do just about anything like that.. (For a price)..

    They have tons of relay boards,etc...
     
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