Solenoids are for pushing, pulling or controlling switches and levers.
According to the datasheet this solenoid is rated for 36V but they work at 12V. We've been controlling them with the Arduino Power Driver Shield, a sample code is available below.
With a 10mm throw these solenoids are excellent for all types of motion such as actuating door latches, automating percussion instruments or just poking objects.
Note: The datasheet indicates a throw of 25mm however we’ve measured a throw of 10mm.