Cummins aftermarket solenoids
Solenoids turn electric power into mechanical work. By generating a linear electrical magnetic field that interacts with mechanical components, solenoids help in closing and opening internal valves, or setting off chain reactions to monitor other mechanical circuits.
Solenoid construction consists of a thin copper wire wound around a steel plunger. When the power turns on, the magnetic field activates to pull the plunger back in. If the exposed end of the plunger contacts another segment of equipment, the solenoid effectively acts as a start-stop mechanism for the circuit that equipment handles.
Many solenoids feature dual-coil construction, with one coil regulated the push or pull of the surrounded plunger, and another controlling the hold function.
Cummins solenoids manage several important functions in automotive and diesel engines:
- Run-stop levers: Automatic shutdown and restarting of internal combustion engines while idling to conserve fuel
- Chokes: Managing air and fuel mixture to work in a cold engine
- Throttles: Regulating air-fuel fusion to manage speed and engine air supply
- Clutches: Controlling the starter motors in cars with manual transmission
- Fuel valves: Restricting fuel valve opening to protect damage from high speeds, hot temperatures, and low lube pressure.
Diesel engine solenoids are especially important to keep maintained. Solenoids protect diesel engines in situations involving high speed or other risky conditions by restricting fuel flow to the engine's injectors. An outdated or defective solenoid in a diesel engine’s fuel valve system imposes limits on its power and speed, which can require emergency measures with the clutch and brake system to stop the engine. It’s vital to ensure that a diesel engine’s solenoids are sufficiently connected to power sources to keep them operating efficiently.
PJ Power uses quality Cummins aftermarket solenoids as an alternative to original equipment manufacturer parts. Cummins aftermarket solenoids offer a solution for those looking to replace individual engine components at considerable cost savings.
Contrary to public perception, aftermarket solenoids are not used. They’re newly produced products using components developed by and sourced from established solenoid companies, like Cummins and Woodward.
Since construction integrity is a major concern about aftermarket products, PJ Power takes extreme care in making sure the aftermarket solenoids are being manufactured to precise detail. The manufacturer follows strict and precise procedures, as guided by product specifications outlined by Cummins or Woodward. Aftermarket solenoids are built to be compatible with OEM parts as much as possible, and PJ Power uses the same kind of Cummins-manufactured components to reconstruct solenoids with optimal structural integrity and performance.