Securing Expensive Classroom Equipment

Smart classrooms provide teachers with the tools to give students a more enriching learning experience. While these high-tech resources provide a more robust learning experience, they also create additional security concerns.

Customer Problem

A commercial furniture systems manufacturer was looking for a solution to secure the computer desks located in large lecture halls. The solution would allow the lecturer to lock and unlock desks during the lecture and secure the desks after the class period. Ideally, the solution would consume minimal power as well.

The TLX Solution

TLX integrated a pull-type locking solenoid into a keyless system that required no power when locked. When energized, the solenoid would pull in, hold and unlock the desk until the power was removed. The system, containing 20-30 solenoids, was powered with a single, small supply and could be controlled remotely with a key fob.

Pull Type Locking Solenoid

Specifications
Stroke
4.064 ± .254 mm
Supply voltage
12 Vdc
Coil resistance at 20°C
21.9 Ω
Spring force extended
3.33 N (.75 lbs)

All TLX components are customized to fit system requirements, meaning technical specifications are unique to each customer and design. Examples given on our website are for illustration purposes only.

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