ITT Alcon”s specialty latching actuators are designed for specific market segments, including the plunger-lift industry. Recently, ITT has modified and improved this technology and is introducing an energy efficient solenoid valve for the general-purpose markets. A standard two-way normally closed solenoid valve must be energized continuously to remain open. The reciprocal is true for normally open valves. However, constant draw to operate the solenoid drains batteries and consumes more energy than necessary. ITT Alcon’s latching valve operates using a 50 millisecond pulse, eliminating the constants energy draw.