Solenoids for use in Hazardous Locations
A manufacturer wanted its heavy-duty fluid sprayers to automatically stop pumping when they lost fluid. The solution needed to take precautions against fire and explosion.
When a pump in a fluid handling system loses liquid, it can overspeed. The resulting damage can greatly reduce the life of the pump. 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.
The TLX Solution
TLX Technologies created an intrinsically safe high-speed latching solenoid. When the solenoid’s electronic controls sense the pump is about to enter an overspeed condition, the solenoid plunger will immediately extend, stopping the pump so that no damage can occur. The solenoid’s circuitry is protected, making it safe for use in hazardous conditions.
Intrinsically Safe Latching Solenoid
- 3.05 mm
- Supply voltage
- 6, 12 or 24 Vdc
- Response time
- 17-26 ms
- Operating temperature range
- -40 to 60°C
- Operating voltage
- 6.8-7.8 Vdc
- Coil resistance at 20°C
- 13.0 ± .5 Ω
- Inductance @ 1 kHz
- 26 mH max
- Net spring preload
- 2.9 N (.65 lb) min
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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- Experienced partner of industry leaders, first-tier suppliers, and OEMs
- Direct access to our design and engineering team
- Localized production in USA and China
- Dependable single-source solution from design to delivery