A manufacturer of automobile door lock systems needed to add an emergency lock release feature to their passive entry door lock system. TLX Technologies designed a three-position latching solenoid that would perform all the functions of an automobile door lock system, including an emergency release feature.
Automotive Solenoids & Valves
TLX partners with OEMs and Tier 1 system suppliers to develop new technologies for current and emerging vehicle architectures. Market and regulatory demands for better performance, improved fuel efficiency, and reduced emissions provide opportunities to collaborate on innovative solenoid and valve solutions that are engineered to be lighter, faster, and consume minimal power.
TLX Technologies is the go-to partner of the world’s top automotive brands, first-tier suppliers, and OEMs for the design and development of tomorrow's most innovative automotive systems.
Design and optimization of solenoids and valves for system applications that require high pressure, high speed, or extreme temperature specifications.
Precise control with high accuracy through tighter tolerances. Reducing friction and inefficiencies provides extremely low hysteresis.
Advances in e-mobility and autonomous vehicle architectures provide opportunities to achieve intelligent and innovative solutions.
Reduced Power Consumption
Latching technology in solenoid and valve design minimizes overall power consumption.
Failsafe modes are designed into solenoids and valves utilizing integrated electronic controls.
Multiple variables in the design and manufacturing process are optimized to reduce overall weight and size of the solenoid or valve.
TLX partners with automakers and suppliers to make innovative concepts a reality.
Past projects include:
- Engine Control Valves
- Advanced Suspension Controls
- Coolant Control Valves
- Variable Cam Phasing and Timing
- Turbocharger Controls
- Thermal Management Control Valves
- Variable Water Pump Controls
- Valve Deactivation Controls
- Pedestrian Passive Safety Systems
- Battery Disconnects
- High-Pressure Fuel Inlet Valves
- Air Intake Controls
- Door Locks and Latches
- Air Bag Inflation Control Valves
- UREA/Ad Blue Control Valves
- Evaporative Fuel System Controls
- Emission System Controls
- Vibration Damping Controls
- Redundant Park Lock Controls
- Discrete Proportional Control Valves
- Transmission Fluid Controls
- Torque Converter Lockup Clutch
- Variable Oil Pump Controls
- Power Steering Valves
- Diesel Exhaust Aftertreatment
- Compressor Clutches and Valves
- Climate System Controls
- Safety Interlock Systems
Serving Automotive OEMs and System Suppliers Around the World
Patented Automotive Solenoid Technology
With over 150 years of combined solenoid design experience, our strength is in the unique features that are engineered into each custom component designed and manufactured by TLX Technologies. Our team of solenoid engineers holds multiple patents from the successful development of advanced solenoid solutions.
Dynamic Control Valve System Adapted for Inflatable Restraint Systems for Vehicles
A dynamic control valve system adapted for inflatable restraint systems for vehicles includes a control valve having an inlet in fluid communication with a source of pressurized fluid, and an outlet in fluid communication with an inlet of the air bag.
Diesel Engine Fluid Coolant System Having a Solenoid-Powered Gate Valve
Solenoid-powered gate valve configured to selectively control the flow of engine coolant between a diesel engine fluid reservoir heating element and an engine.