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VALVES

Magnetic Suspension – How it works.

Unlike a ordinary permanent magnet which is made up of a physical object having a single north and south pole, the ParaNetic magnet is not a physical object and is best described as a “projected” or “virtual magnet”.  In addition to it not being physical, a ParaNetic magnet has two north poles with a single south pole sandwiched in-between.

Due to the virtual nature of the ParaNetic magnetic field, it is now possible to gain access to the location(s) of the magnetic field where the north and south poles change polarity.  This is simply not possible with an ordinary permanent magnet as this location exists inside the magnet itself.

The “virtual” ParaNetic magnet has two locations where the transition boundary between the north and south pole can be accessed as denoted by (Position 1) and (Position 2).

Ordinary permanent magnets (shown as permanent magnet 1 and permanent magnet 2) will suspend themselves at these two boundary locations with perfect fidelity, providing the foundation for building devices such as transducers, speakers, microphones, and valves.

The components of the ParaNetic valve consists of a suspended magnet, valve seal, and in some configurations an electromagnet.

When no power is supplied to the electromagnet, the valve (in this configuration) will automatically close as the suspended magnet is held at its registration position.

When power is supplied to the electromagnet, the suspended magnet is pushed out of its position causing the valve to open up and for flow to occur.

As soon as the power is killed, the suspended magnet will pull the valve closed cutting off the flow of either the liquid or gas.

To precisely control the amount of fluid or gas passing through the valve, two suspended magnets can be used.  As one end of the valve opens, the other will close.

As the power is cut off, the suspended magnets will return to their original registration position releasing the fluid or gas contained between the two valve seals. This process is then repeated multiple times under computer control precisely dispensing an exact amount of gas or liquid.

Incorporating the ParaNetic valve into medication dispensers can insure highly accurate delivery of exact doses of liquid medications.