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.
June 11, 2013 – An automobile manufacturer wanted to add an infrared camera to a front-facing vehicle detection device. TLX designed a miniature latching solenoid that could be mounted to the circuit board and, with a pulse of power, moved the calibration flag over the lens.
December 17, 2012 – 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.
October 23, 2012 – A manufacturer of automobile door lock systems needed to add an emergency lock release feature to their passive entry door lock system. TLX designed a three-position latching solenoid that would perform all functions of the door lock system.