December 29, 2017 – TLX Technologies introduces our newest innovation in solenoid locking mechanisms.
Category: Latching Solenoids
July 21, 2014 – A manufacturer of foam injection molding machines needed to refine their product to better suit a client that made seats for automotive OEMS. TLX engineers designed a custom latching solenoid that operated in high temperatures and provided the precise control required for the molding process.
May 27, 2014 – A manufacturer of fluid handling systems needed a solution for an automatic shut-off feature on an oil dispensing meter. TLX designed a custom latching solenoid that used a permanent magnet to hold the valve open without consuming any power.
May 14, 2014 – TLX designed a fast, high-latching force component to replace pyrotechnic burst devices in fire suppression applications
February 18, 2014 – A manual reset latching solenoid was used to In order to control airbag inflation based on variables programmed into the system that determined the severity of the accident.
January 20, 2014 – A manufacturer sought a solution for disconnecting the battery of a hybrid car during an accident, without the possibility of the battery connecting again. TLX designed a custom latching solenoid that used residual magnetism instead of a permanent magnet; meaning once the solenoid unlatched, it would not re-latch without applying power.
December 16, 2013 – A manufacturer needed to replace the pneumatically powered clamps that held material for welding. A custom latching solenoid provided both the locking and latching functions the manufacturer required. Permanent magnets latched the solenoids in a retracted position without consuming power.
November 19, 2013 – A manufacturer of high-voltage electrical power distribution equipment needed to actuate a fault-interrupting device while switching functions in their larger facilities. The best component for the customer was a large latching solenoid, held in the latched position by a permanent magnet (so it consumed no power).
October 18, 2013 – A manufacturer of metal detection equipment required a component to activate a failsafe system when metal was detected in the product stream. The solution needed an extremely fast response time to immediately stop equipment when metal was detected.
September 9, 2013 – A manufacturer of high-voltage electrical power distribution equipment needed a solution to actuate a fault-interrupting device. The solution would isolate power faults and reroute power when needed.
August 14, 2013 – A leading computer manufacturer needed a security feature to help guard against corporate espionage and the theft of expensive hardware. After considering several options, it was determined that a two-position latching solenoid, placed in a secure location, was the best component.
July 9, 2013 – A manufacturer required a compact solenoid actuator to operate a low pressure gas valve in an outdoor patio heater. A custom open frame latching solenoid provided the compact design while using almost no power, making it ideally suited for battery operation.