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.
A manufacturer of high voltage electrical power distribution equipment needed a solution to actuate a fault-interrupting device. The solution needed to be stable and durable in a wide range of temperatures. The solution also needed a manual reset feature in the event of a fault that could not be cleared immediately (e.g. a fallen power line). In such a case, power to the affected section needed to be cut off until the fault was cleared.
TLX Technologies designed and produced a manual reset latching solenoid that utilized a permanent magnet and a heavy-duty spring. The permanent magnet held the solenoid in the latched position without using power. When the system detected a fault, a short pulse de-latched the solenoid and interrupted power. Power could only be restored to the affected area by manually resetting the solenoid, minimizing the possibility of power being inadvertently restored before the fault was cleared.Click to learn more about this custom component.