I am looking for multi-position bi-stable solenoids. So far, I have only found one vendor1 with a 3 position bi-stable solenoid.
Are there multi-position bi-stable solenoids with more than three positions? How can a 3 position bi-stable solenoid be mechanically amplified to multiple positions?
Why are these such a rare commodity? What are the alternatives other than stepper motors?
1Note, I'm not looking for a vendor recommendation, I'm trying to find out if I'm looking for the right thing.