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. The solution would isolate power faults and reroute power when needed.

How Solenoids Can Improve the Security of your System

– 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.

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.

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