Category: Latching Solenoids

Solenoids Help Control Injection Molding

– 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.

Improving Oil Change Efficiency with Solenoids

– 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.

Controlling Airbags with Solenoids

– 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.

Using Solenoids to Increase Safety in Hybrid Cars

– 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.

Improving Welding Clamps with Latching Technology

– 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.

Achieve Immediate Response in a Fault-Interrupting Device

– 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).

Locking Solenoids for Metal Detection Systems

– 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.

Latching Technology Used to Isolate Power Faults

– A manufacturer of high voltage electrical power distribution equipment needed a solution to actuate a fault-interrupting device. TLX Technologies designed a durable solenoid with a manual reset feature.

Solenoids Can Improve the Security of Your System

– A leading computer manufacturer needed a security device to prevent hardware theft. TLX Technologies decided a two-position latching solenoid was the best solution because of its low power requirement.

Compact, Battery-Powered Solenoids

– 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.

Using Solenoids to Improve Vehicle and Pedestrian Safety

– 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.

Solenoids for Use in Hazardous Locations

– 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.

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 designed a three-position latching solenoid that would perform all functions of the door lock system.

Quality Policy

TLX Technologies, LLC will consistently provide products that meet or exceed the requirements of our customers. The company complies with all of the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Standard. We will establish, monitor and work to continuously improve customer satisfaction, technology, productivity, quality and employee engagement.