SoftShift air damper

The Smooth Actuation of the SoftShift Series

Johnson Electric’s SoftShift linear solenoids provide slow, especially smooth position control or high-speed snap-action operation.

SoftShift solenoids have a unique construction that allows easy transition from snap action to variable positioning. Using the same power, the starting force is three to five times higher than standard solenoids at the fully de-energized position, which is advantageous for starting inertial loads or detent mechanisms and conserving electrical power.

This solenoid offers quiet operation, high power density, and also a variety of sizes. Custom engineered solutions additionally ensure that exact application requirements are met. With a life of 10 million cycles, the Soft Shift® platform is especially ideal for applications requiring closed-loop velocity and position control.

Softshift solenoid, exploded view illustration with parts labels

SoftShift Features and Benefits

  • Life of 10 Million cycles
  • Slow, Smooth Motion or Snap Acting
  • Can fit tight size restraints
  • Quiet Operation (65dBA)
  • Built-in Return Spring
  • Dual Shaft Extensions for Pull or Push Use

Common Applications

  • Impact sensitive applications
  • Medical Equipment Lock

For further information on the SoftShift Series, contact our office to speak to a sales representative.


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