August 31, 2016 – Automated cell prepped to begin production on new automotive program
Solenoids at Work
June 16, 2016 – TLX Technologies introduced our next generation of supervised fire suppression actuators at the 2016 NFPA Expo in Las Vegas this month. TLX’s supervised latching solenoid actuator as well as our newly developed pneumatic actuator and supervised direct-acting solenoid for fire suppression systems were showcased to attendees.
September 4, 2015 – TLX Technologies answers automotive system demands with superior electromagnetic solutions.
August 5, 2015 – Come out and join the TLX Team for Milwaukee's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes event!
July 30, 2015 – TLX continues to work with fire suppression system manufacturers looking to meet the new NFPA 2001, Sec. 22.214.171.124 regulation that will go into effect on January 1, 2016. TLX’s patented, UL recognized component allows for fully-engaged installation detection to be configured to a customer’s exact needs.
March 25, 2015 – TLX’s expert engineers saw the obstacles in designing a fuel shut-off valve for a natural gas application, and began identifying ways to improve valve performance.
March 13, 2015 – Ongoing continuous improvement includes Six Sigma certification for employees at TLX Technologies.
September 9, 2014 – This infographic highlights the benefits of working in manufacturing and the demand for skilled employees. We hope events such as Manufacturing Month will connect eager minds with willing employers and build the future of Wisconsin.
July 21, 2014 – A manufacturer of foam injection molding machines needed to refine their product to better suit a client that made seats for automotive OEMS. TLX engineers designed a custom latching solenoid that operated in high temperatures and provided the precise control required for the molding process.
July 8, 2014 – TLX was approached with an application that called for a solenoid valve to operate while completely submerged in the hot automatic transmission fluid of an all-terrain vehicle...Easy right? Well, our engineers were up for the challenge.
July 6, 2014 – TLX Technologies has added an additional Temp & Humidity Chamber (EPX-3 by Espec) to further expand our testing capabilities.
July 4, 2014 – Our engineers helped devise a canister proportional purge solenoid valve that applies pulse width modulation (PWM) to emissions control system in a vehicle.
June 1, 2014 – Answering basic questions about latching solenoids, such as "What is a latching solenoid?" and "How do latching solenoids work?".
May 27, 2014 – A manufacturer of fluid handling systems needed a solution for an automatic shut-off feature on an oil dispensing meter. TLX designed a custom latching solenoid that used a permanent magnet to hold the valve open without consuming any power.
May 14, 2014 – TLX designed a fast, high-latching force component to replace pyrotechnic burst devices in fire suppression applications
February 18, 2014 – TLX Technologies was awarded patent no. 8,640,783 for a solenoid interlock for boost actuator. This solenoid replaces a pyrotechnic device used in a fire suppression system.
February 18, 2014 – A manual reset latching solenoid was used to In order to control airbag inflation based on variables programmed into the system that determined the severity of the accident.
January 30, 2014 – An agreement was signed for the serial supply of a custom brake system solenoid for a Tier 1 supplier to a major US automotive manufacturer .
January 20, 2014 – A manufacturer sought a solution for disconnecting the battery of a hybrid car during an accident, without the possibility of the battery connecting again. TLX designed a custom latching solenoid that used residual magnetism instead of a permanent magnet; meaning once the solenoid unlatched, it would not re-latch without applying power.
December 16, 2013 – A manufacturer needed to replace the pneumatically powered clamps that held material for welding. A custom latching solenoid provided both the locking and latching functions the manufacturer required. Permanent magnets latched the solenoids in a retracted position without consuming power.
November 19, 2013 – A manufacturer of high-voltage electrical power distribution equipment needed to actuate a fault-interrupting device while switching functions in their larger facilities. The best component for the customer was a large latching solenoid, held in the latched position by a permanent magnet (so it consumed no power).
November 6, 2013 – TLX Technologies offers a variety of value-added services to help customers reduce costs and streamline their resources. We can provide customized, single-sourced solutions that eliminate the need for retaining multiple vendors and additional inventory.
November 4, 2013 – Students from local schools toured TLX Technologies' facility during our Manufacturing Day celebration on October 1, 2013.
October 30, 2013 – With over 150 years of combined experience in solenoid design and production, TLX’s engineers work directly with you to develop and deliver the best solution to meet your requirements.
October 21, 2013 – Proportionally controlled solenoids are used in fluid-power valve applications to proportionally control flow (or pressure) from zero to maximum flow as a function of duty cycle.
October 18, 2013 – A manufacturer of metal detection equipment required a component to activate a failsafe system when metal was detected in the product stream. The solution needed an extremely fast response time to immediately stop equipment when metal was detected.
October 16, 2013 – Peak-and-hold solenoids are utilized when an application requires faster actuation times, lower average power consumption, lower heat generation, or smaller package size.
October 16, 2013 – A manufacturer of running shoes wanted their shoes to automatically adjust to the speed of the wearer, providing additional comfort and support. TLX designed a miniature solenoid air valve with magnetic latching technology to integrate into the shoe’s cushioning system.
September 27, 2013 – Lora Klenke, Vice President of International Development for WEDC has been a huge help to TLX Technologies as we look to expand our business.
September 19, 2013 – A commercial furniture systems manufacturer was looking for a solution to secure the computer desks located in large lecture halls. TLX integrated a pull-type locking solenoid into a keyless system that required no power when locked.
September 9, 2013 – A manufacturer of high-voltage electrical power distribution equipment needed a solution to actuate a fault-interrupting device. The solution would isolate power faults and reroute power when needed.
August 14, 2013 – A leading computer manufacturer needed a security feature to help guard against corporate espionage and the theft of expensive hardware. After considering several options, it was determined that a two-position latching solenoid, placed in a secure location, was the best component.
August 8, 2013 – A manufacturer was looking for a solution for the manual compression release valve on a motorcycle engine. TLX successfully designed a pressure release solenoid valve that fit all the requirements and reducted total vehicle cost.
July 29, 2013 – Diesel engine manufacturers are utilizing Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to meet more stringent emissions regulations. These SCR systems use diesel exhaust fluid, better known as AdBlue®, injected into the exhaust stream to create a chemical composition that changes the exhaust into a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen.
July 28, 2013 – Come learn more about what manufacturing in Wisconsin has to offer. Facility tours, hands-on demonstrations, discussions and presentations that encompass all aspects of manufacturing from engineering through production. Learn more about what you will need to prepare for a career in the modern and innovative manufacturing sector.
July 9, 2013 – An automotive company was looking for a solution to open and close the valve that vented fumes between the fuel tank and the charcoal canister. TLX designed an efficient, three-position solenoid that performed each function in the fuel vapor recirculation system.
July 9, 2013 – A manufacturer required a compact solenoid actuator to operate a low pressure gas valve in an outdoor patio heater. A custom open frame latching solenoid provided the compact design while using almost no power, making it ideally suited for battery operation.
June 11, 2013 – An automobile manufacturer wanted to add an infrared camera to a front-facing vehicle detection device. TLX designed a miniature latching solenoid that could be mounted to the circuit board and, with a pulse of power, moved the calibration flag over the lens.
June 11, 2013 – A manufacturer was experiencing problems with valves on consumer product package equipment, incurring additional maintenance costs and production downtime. TLX designed a high speed, high temperature solenoid valve with fast response and accurate shot size.
May 4, 2013 – TLX recently launched a new micro-site dedicated specifically to our custom fire suppression actuators and solenoid valves.
April 9, 2013 – TLX developed a two-position, three-way pilot valve with performance tailored for ALD applications, including ultra-fast response, high operating temperature and compact design.
December 17, 2012 – A manufacturer wanted to eliminate this issue in their heavy-duty fluid sprayers by automatically stopping the pump when it lost fluid. Since the sprayer could be used in hazardous locations, the solution needed to take precautions against fire and explosion.
October 23, 2012 – A manufacturer of automobile door lock systems needed to add an emergency lock release feature to their passive entry door lock system. TLX designed a three-position latching solenoid that would perform all functions of the door lock system.