The Precision Fluidics Division of Parker Hannifin Corp, Hollis, NH, has released a new miniature solenoid poppet valve, the LX series, a latching valve based on the company’s X-Valve family. The LX significantly increases battery life in portable medical devices to provide efficient pneumatic on and off control in a compact 8 mm size. The special latching feature is designed to enable the valve to remain in open or closed positions over indefinite periods of time without consuming battery power. With a single AA lithium-ion battery, the LX series can power more than 1.4 million valve switching cycles. The two-way valve is available at 0.4 bar and accepts common input voltages from 3 to 24 Vdc. Flexible installation options enable the valve to be integrated directly onto printed circuit boards, or mounted on single or multiple-station manifolds. The valve also accepts standard flexible tubing. For more information, visit Parker Precision Fluidics.