Miniature Latching Solenoid

Minature solenoids provide options for applications with limited space or size constraints.

TLX designed a miniature latching solenoid to help calibrate small digital or infrared camera systems on front- and rear-facing vehicle detection devices. A flag attached to the solenoid temporarily blocks light to the lens, providing a known surface to calibrate the camera. This small component can be fabricated as a constant current or latching solenoid with push or pull operation.

Features and Benefits

  • Compact design
  • Low cost
  • Can be designed for specific angle requirements
  • High force
  • Fast response time

Specifications

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.

Is our Miniature Latching Solenoid the right fit for your application?

TLX Technologies partners with the world’s top brands, first-tier suppliers, and OEMs. Contact our engineers today to discuss the details of your project.

Using Solenoids to Improve Vehicle and Pedestrian Safety

An automobile manufacturer wanted to add an infrared camera to a vehicle detection device. The solenoid was designed to move a calibration flag over the lens.

Our engineers begin by designing with 3D CAD and performing electromagnetic and fluid dynamic analysis with state-of-the-art finite element analysis software. Every design is engineered and tested in our lab to meet our customers’ specifications.

Increased Performance

Precise control with high accuracy through tighter tolerances. Reducing friction and inefficiencies provides extremely low hysteresis.

Lighter Weight

Multiple variables in the design and manufacturing process are optimized to reduce overall weight and size of the solenoid or valve.

Minimized Footprint

Custom solenoids can be designed to utilize the best control scheme for your application, resulting in a minimized footprint.

Limited Power Consumption

Latching technology in solenoid and valve design minimizes overall power consumption.

Extreme Environments

Can be designed to meet extreme environments that include moisture, dirt/dust, vibration and/or extreme temperature requirements.

Built-in Safety

Failsafe modes are designed into solenoids and valves utilizing integrated electronic controls.