With engineers and operations on both sides of the globe, TLX has the talent, tools, and technology needed to make the best custom solenoids on the market.
TLX designs and develops custom electromagnetic actuators and valves. Our engineers begin by designing with 3D CAD and performing electromagnetic and fluid dynamic analysis with sophisticated, state-of-the-art finite element analysis software. Every design is engineered and tested in our lab to meet our customers’ specifications.
Lean and one-piece flow manufacturing are combined with in-process and end-of-line testing to produce consistent, durable custom components. Lot codes and serial numbers are tracked so that each solution can be traced throughout the manufacturing and testing processes.
Lower volume production lines utilize lean manufacturing for quick change setups. This allows TLX to build largely different products in the same area with just a few minor adjustments. Minimal changeover time allows for inventory reduction – savings that are passed down stream to our customers.
Higher volume production lines at TLX use dedicated assembly cells based on lean principles. Value-stream mapping helps optimize process steps, providing the most competitive cost and quality proposition.
“As of yesterday, we are using the new actuators in production and building with this improved component that addresses a significant warranty concern and provides a more satisfying ownership experience for our customers. TLX was a huge part of making this a reality.”
TLX offers a variety of value-added services. With our extensive supply base and low-cost manufacturing, we can expand assembly to the next level of your assembly or system. Validation of the solenoid or valve in place at TLX can save time and streamline your workflow.
TLX is an ISO accredited organization. Our processes are carefully monitored through statistical-based controls, helping to identify shifts in process spread and immediately take corrective action. Key performance indicators, advanced product quality planning, and 100% testing ensure the quality and performance of each and every component we build.
Communication is key to understanding your forecasted need with flexibility to adjust to unexpected fluctuations in requirements. Our processes are developed to match demand quantity to minimize finished goods and maximize response time. EDI, Kanban and long-term supply agreements are some of the tools used to ensure timely and accurate shipments.