Creating Fast, Accurate Valves for Production Lines
TLX designs solenoids that solve our customers' unique dilemmas. This is an example of how TLX ingenuity was applied in the field.
The pneumatic valves installed in consumer product packaging line equipment apply adhesives to products such as boxes for cans of soda. A manufacturer was experiencing problems with these valves, incurring additional maintenance costs and production downtime. The manufacturer needed a solution that would consistently operate at high temperatures, offer precise control at high speeds and have a long life-cycle.
TLX designed a high speed, high temperature solenoid valve with fast response and accurate shot size. Force (in the form of power) was increased and stroke was shortened to improve the solenoid’s response time. These properties, coupled with solenoid magnets, helped reduce response times to .2 milliseconds while maintaining a change in response that is consistently less than 1.1%. In addition, the design allowed the solenoid valve to continuously operate in temperatures to 480F.