Solenoids Can Improve the Security of Your System

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

Designing secure and tamper proof features, to protect valuable equipment and dispense medication, is a common challenge for manufacturers. Bi-directional latching solenoids provide a low cost solution for applications that require a lock, a latch or a tamper proof security device. Compact design and low power consumption make these solenoids well suited for battery operated systems as well.

Customer Problem

A leading computer manufacturer needed a security device to combat corporate espionage and theft of expensive hardware. The manufacturer needed a locking mechanism that would secure the hardware in place, allowing removal only by an authorized administrator. The solution needed to be tamper proof, compact, and use very little power. Cost was of particular concern because the manufacturer did not want the solution to noticeably affect their bottom line.

TLX Solution

TLX Technologies designed and produced a low-cost bi-directional latching solenoid for the manufacturer. The solenoid used only a short pulse of power to latch and unlatch, thereby locking or unlocking the hardware. The solenoid’s compact design meant that it could be installed in a secure location, making it highly tamper resistant. Only administrators with the proper access code would be able to control the actuation of the solenoid.

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