Solenoids Can Improve the Security of Your System
A leading computer manufacturer needed a security device to prevent hardware theft. TLX Technologies decided a two-position latching solenoid was the best solution because of its low power requirement.
A leading computer manufacturer needed a security device to combat corporate espionage and theft of expensive hardware. The manufacturer needed a locking mechanism that would secure the hardware in place, allowing removal only by an authorized administrator. The solution needed to be tamper proof, compact, and use very little power. Cost was of particular concern because the manufacturer did not want the solution to noticeably affect their bottom line.
The TLX Solution
TLX Technologies designed and produced a low-cost bi-directional latching solenoid for the manufacturer. The solenoid used only a short pulse of power to latch and unlatch, thereby locking or unlocking the hardware. The solenoid’s compact design meant that it could be installed in a secure location, making it highly tamper resistant. Only administrators with the proper access code would be able to control the actuation of the solenoid.
Bi-Directional Latching Solenoid
- 5.1 mm
- Holding force
- 5.6 N (1.25 lbs)
- Supply voltage
- 12 or 24 Vdc
- Operating temperature range
- -40 to 60°C
- Coil resistance at 20°C
- 12 Ω
- >100M cycles
- Duty rating (%ED)
- 100% ED
- Side load
- 220 N (>100 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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