Latching Technology used to Isolate Power Faults

TLX designs solenoids that solve our customers' unique dilemmas. This is an example of how TLX ingenuity was applied in the field.

Customer Problem

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. If a fault was detected that could not be cleared immediately (e.g. a power line had fallen), a power interrupt switch in the fault-interrupting device turned-off electrical power in the affected section.

The system required a durable, fast solution that was stable in a wide range of temperatures. Furthermore, the component could only be manually reset once it was de-latched, eliminating the possibility of the power turning back on.

TLX Solution

The manual reset latching solenoid designed by TLX used a permanent magnet to hold in the latched position while consuming no power. When the system detected a fault, a short pulse would de-latch the solenoid and interrupt the power. Robust design eliminated the durability failure modes exhibited by standard U-frame solenoids.

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