Three-Position Latching Solenoid

This latching solenoid is an example of a three-position device with spring center and latch to end positions.

This latching solenoid is a three-position device with spring center and latch to end positions. The device can be designed to use either a permanent magnet or residual magnetism to hold the solenoid in the latched position. Strokes and latching forces are flexible depending on solenoid size.

Typical Applications


Features and Benefits

  • Compact design
  • High latching forces
  • Fast response
  • Low power consumption
  • Three positions
  • Can be designed for specific load holding capability
  • Can be designed to configure with customer power requirements

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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Refining Emergency Lock Systems in Automobiles

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.

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.

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