Solenoids for use in Hazardous Locations
TLX designs solenoids that solve our customers' unique dilemmas. This is an example of how TLX ingenuity was applied in the field.
When pumps in fluid handling systems lose liquid, the resulting damage can greatly limit the life of the pump. A manufacturer wanted to eliminate this issue in their heavy-duty fluid sprayers by automatically stopping the pump when it lost fluid. Since the sprayer could be used in hazardous locations, the solution needed to take precautions against fire and explosion.
TLX created an intrinsically safe latching solenoid with a high-speed “extend” operation, resulting in quick response time. When the electronic controls sensed the pump was about to enter an over-speed condition, the solenoid plunger extended, stopping the pump so that no damage occurred. The solenoid’s design protected the circuitry making it safe for use in hazardous conditions.
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